At myCREcloud we are committed to providing our clients with a holistic approach to cloud computing. Taking a holistic approach to cloud implementation means considering the people, processes and technology involved. This approach will ensure that myCREcloud has a positive impact on your business for years to come.
A Holistic Approach
Place careful focus needs to be placed on the who, the what and the how of cloud in order to get to the benefits of a successful cloud.
Three key factors
- The Who: People To be able to implement the successfully, we must think about the users. Who are they? What type of cloud services do they need? The requirements of both business and technical users must be considered – a developer is likely to have far broader and more complex cloud service requirements than a sales user. IT engineers also need to consider the level of empowerment they will deliver to their end users – and whether their cloud management platform is flexible enough to support that empowerment.
- The What: Process Now, the fun really begins; defining what processes must be implemented to drive user satisfaction and ensure the cloud matches the business. The processes around ensuring myCREcloud conforms to the same security, auditing and regulatory and operational compliance standards of traditional IT – and that these management elements can be automated during cloud provision – must be defined. Additionally, defining processes related to managing the performance of cloud services and the capacity of cloud resources across both private and public clouds are essential, so that cloud availability and cost can be optimized.
- The How: Technology At myCREcloud, we believe that the cloud needs to integrate across existing IT systems and processes, including processes such as change management and testing. For peace of mind around future proofing, keep in mind that the cloud works across a broad range of underlying resources – from physical to virtual servers to different storage and network providers to converged infrastructures.