Why rush to the cloud? Wait to let your business decide, with Interactive
There are several common results that come from moving to cloud-based services. There’s the inherent elasticity of provision – extra resources at times of peak demand – plus scalability as demand levels expand, plus the attraction of an OPEX-based payment model, with no massive CAPEX procurement exercise before every new project.
While many organizations are at least trying out cloud-based services, rare is the company that has upended its entire IT infrastructure to move to the cloud. In many cases, cloud not only isn’t the answer to problems real or imagined but, in fact, no-one is asking the right questions.
The “rush to the cloud” could be a rush, but there are a number of applications that may not be suitable for the public cloud, so it’s worth stressing that companies like Interactive will continue to have a significant role to play in IT provision. The Australian company provides cloud services for its many clients from all over the world, but as a business-centric supplier, it knows there’s more to the IT requirements of its clients than a one-size-fits-all solution; cloud or otherwise.
For Interactive’s clients, solutions come from what might suit your organization’s business needs, rather than from an IT department’s stipulations about what storage, compute or hosting is available or relevant.
In cloud terms, the company has extensive experience in private, hybrid and multi-cloud, with a particular emphasis on companies with highly sensitive data that demands reliable, safe storage and management in combination with a fast throughput rate.
Because there are organizations with applications and services that can’t or won’t transfer to the cloud, a significant demand for traditional co-location still exists. With Interactive’s datacenters, co-location up-times are a fraction of a percent below the elusive 100 mark, and there are multiple connections to the internet backbone, so services are reliable as well as local. Being local is attractive for many: Interactive support personnel are based in Australia and are available 24/7.
Interactive’s eight data centers (spread over Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane) provide high-volume storage and processing, with backup, failover and business continuity facilities. The high-density data centers are available as part of a broad infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering with plans that can be shared or dedicated, fully-managed or unmanaged. But like all the company’s offerings, there’s no hidden agenda to lead you to products you don’t want or need.
Locking unwary customers into particular product lines or service plans isn’t what Interactive is about. Instead you get expert help, advice and services that are designed for your organization’s needs now and into the future.
In the company’s data centers, which include those with equipment densities of up to 20kw per rack, all operations produce a PUE of 1.5, meaning the environmental footprint of your digital offerings is kept spectacularly low.
Data is hosted in Interactive’s Australian data centers, which means that governance and statutory oversight considerations are simplified, and all billing for cloud services for example (flexibly based on volume), can be combined with any other service choices your business makes.
Interactive’s service to companies across the region comes with advice and consultation on exactly what your business needs to achieve. Legacy equipment, applications or services are considered an integral part of what your organization is, and where it might want to go. Unlike some of its competitors, Interactive’s personnel don’t always recommend a “tear it down and build it again” approach – this may not be sound business practice for your circumstances. In short, no-one is going to push your IT stack into the cloud for the sake of it.
To learn more about Interactive’s unique approach to providing the best in IT, visit the company’s website or click here to learn more and get in touch with a representative to discuss your options and choices.