The Forecast?

Clouds with a great chance of increased efficiency & agility

It seems from much of what you read these days that cloud computing is a foregone conclusion.  It’s not a matter of ‘if’; it’s a matter of ‘when’. Everyone is exploring options…and it would seem, for good reason.

Cloud solutions offer the promise of increased agility and speed to market by offloading the complexity and operational hassle of non strategic elements to another organization; in short it is ‘ IT as a service’ versus doing it yourself.

But much like the statement, “people are leasing their cars today versus buying” the reality is there is not a ‘one size fits all’ answer to the cloud question.  Our goal at DPSciences is to provide simply better IT solutions for clients based upon their specific requirements, not latest technology wave…or cloud.

Public Cloud solutions are the right answer for many organizations, but we believe that there are also situations where clients will be better served by utilizing more of a premise based or private cloud alternative.

The good news is that much of what an organization does to move more towards a private cloud environment today in their own data centers to consolidate and virtualize will put them in a better position to more easily extend or migrate their computing capabilities to a public or hybrid cloud solution in the future.

Once you remove the physical connections between business applications and the platforms that they run on – servers, storage, network, etc., based upon a virtual, unified computing architecture, it’s far easier to spin up new IT resources in your own data center or somewhere else.

So what are the decision criteria?

Cloud Decision Criteria