For most organizations, the costs associated with technology infrastructure represent a significant portion of their budget. Various cloud platform offerings have provided organizations with the capability to transform the capital expense of infrastructure into a flexible, consumption-based, operational expense. For this reason, “cloud first” has been an integral part of many companies’ technology strategies in recent years.
However, many organizations are reluctant to incorporate cloud platforms as part of their technology portfolio due to security concerns, application constraints, technical debt, network capacity, return on investment, and even the perceived complexity of migration.
For such organizations, a “hybrid” model could make sense. In this scenario, on-premises infrastructure is tightly integrated with a company’s cloud platform such that the infrastructure may look, feel, and behave as though it is “in the same datacenter”. Other benefits of the “hybrid” cloud model include:
- Eliminating the need for a “big bang” migration approach.
- Organizational agility and reduced waste; no need to go through the process of a capital purchase to obtain resources for a need that will pass before the asset can fully depreciate.
- Improved security; if a specific system has a requirement for data to remain on-premises, it can stay on-premises while retaining integration with the rest of the technology landscape
The flexibility afforded by this model has even prompted organizations pursuing “cloud first” strategies to change course. QTR Systems helps its customers put this strategy into effect with cost-effective services that include:
- Pre-Deployment Environment Analysis
- Application and Service Design, Development, and Deployment
- On-Premises Server and Service Migration Planning and Execution
- Domain and Directory Services Integration
- Systems Integration and Optimization
- Backup/Recovery Planning and Support
- CritSit Support, Troubleshooting, and Recovery