From on-premise to public cloud, and everything in-between: Interactive solutions
There are as many approaches to cloud transformation as there are companies. It’s odd, therefore, that if you ask many technology providers, they’ll choose for their clients a series of solutions from a limited list of options and vendors.
For many companies, that approach is perfectly understandable. Not every technology service provider has the breadth of technical competence that covers off every single area of cloud. But what Interactive offers its customers is an approach that initially at least, has little to do with technology at all.
Instead, Interactive always starts with a full audit of your current requirements. Those requirements don’t have to be given in depth, down to a specification list of individual services needed or type of AWS buckets required. Interactive’s discovery process is a great deal more about the business requirements of your company.
That makes a refreshing change for the Australian company’s clients, many of whom are already using Interactive for its other areas of expertise, like its MSP solutions, or private data centre services. So, when considering a move into cloud computing to any degree, Interactive has the type of agnostic offerings that you can be sure are focused on you and your organisation, not that are drawn from a set menu of suppliers it has lucrative terms with.
In today’s customer-centric environment, creating better end-user experience might be the objective. Similarly, businesses might be trying to get products to market more quickly, or have an acquisition or merger in mind. Whatever the case, the strategy should lead, while the technology stack has to proactively support and empower.
Like all the variations in cloud transformation , the overall technology stack your business will deploy should depend not on your consultants’ decisions, but on your strategic choices: the decisions made for the business. The reality is that every company has, already in place, preferred suppliers, contracts covering service and hardware provisions, and notable investments in technology. Those need to be considered as part of a bigger picture, providing the detail to the picture of where your organisation wants to go. No IT professional needs to be told their last 18 months’ technology investments must be scrapped to be replaced with a suppliers’ choices: Interactive’s approach isn’t one that dictates.
Take, for example, public clouds.That non-specificity also extends to the type of cloud provisioned. For some, multi-cloud is the answer, for other organisations, hybrid topologies suit the business’s aims. Some might prefer a fully private cloud strategy, perhaps for security or governance reasons. The bottom line is that Interactive can recommend the best way for each of its clients, and has the in-house skillsets to migrate to and manage architectures on any cloud, irrespective.
Many cloud service consultants describe an endgame for their clients; a kind of “utopia” of business excellence that will be reached once the company has fully-migrated onto different combinations of platforms. But Interactive’s long experience shows that the endgame rarely exists, simply because of the timescales involved. The speed at which markets and businesses change means that your cloud strategy will necessarily change over time, in step with the overarching long-term goals of the business.
By optimising the organisation’s technology solutions continuously, the way forward opens up to the possibilities presented by new technologies as they appear.
There’s a further reassuring feature of the Interactive offerings, too. The company’s portfolio of services and products isn’t confined to cloud transformation management, offering services like , cyber security, disaster recovery, Office 365 roll-out and management, data centre services, and even IT support. That’s all there for the complete range of company shapes, sizes, and verticals.
The resulting collection of knowledge and experience means the company is ideally placed to help your business with its IT needs and come up with the right solutions to underpin your business’s overall aims and objectives.
You can read about how Interactive has brought meaningful and positive change to the way companies work with technology in a broad range of case studies on the Interactive website. The results: if Interactive hasn’t worked with a company quite like yours, it will undoubtably have come close in the past.
To ensure your IT partner is fully in step with your business, reach out to Interactive, Australia’s biggest, and the operators of the country’s largest private cloud. The team at Interactive has the range of skills you’ll need in today’s ever-shifting business & technology environment.
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