Unlocking the Power and Promise of the Public Cloud
How to Start: Cloud Assessment and Planning How to Manage Microsoft Azure Cloud
Just as the experts predicted: Cloud computing is dominating enterprise IT. Nearly all organizations (95%) are using cloud, and 85% have a strategy to use multiple clouds. By 2020, corporate “no-cloud” policies will be as rare as “no internet” policies are today. “Cloud first” strategies are now ubiquitous in the enterprise. Why? Because the cloud delivers greater flexibility and agility. It increases IT performance and scalability, while enabling new efficiencies and cost savings. And the cloud provides a robust platform with security and compliance that’s better in most cases than on-premises standards. But what if these kinds of promises aren’t being realized from your cloud deployment strategy? What if you can’t seem to get your cloud to deliver? When you look beneath the covers of continuously increasing cloud adoption rates, the ugly reality is that many enterprises’ cloud expectations are not being met. Their costs are higher than anticipated, and they don’t know why. Their cloud operations are less efficient than they should be. They’re finding they don’t have the skills or resources to implement or manage a successful cloud strategy. They worry about security and compliance because they don’t know where hosted cloud security ends and their corporate responsibility begins, or where their data will be stored. These enterprises know cloud computing is core to a progressive IT strategy and future business growth, but they have not been able to fully maximize its capabilities or realize its benefits. Many businesses turn to a cloud consultant for answers. But simply hiring someone to migrate your applications and workloads to the cloud doesn’t guarantee a cost-optimized and security-hardened solution. Harnessing the power of the cloud for the greatest possible return takes working with a managed cloud service provider with the expertise and resources to capture the full capabilities and value of an enterprise-class cloud platform, such as Microsoft® Azure™. This white paper looks at why many enterprise cloud strategies are not working, and what they need from a managed cloud service provider to capitalize on the rich capabilities and benefits the cloud can deliver. Specifically, it will explore how Synoptek, a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Partner, and its Managed Microsoft Azure Cloud Service can help your enterprise unlock the power and the promise of Azure.
Synoptek is a managed services provider (MSP) that stands behind its trusted customer service focus, on-time delivery, proven experience, and value-add philosophy—meeting your business expectations every time.