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More and More Workloads Are Moving to the Cloud From Now to 2018

hybrid cloudMost companies hesitate to transfer their workloads between services and information in the cloud, so far although there have been many doubts about privacy and security.

According to the latest 451 Research report, based on interviews with over 1,200 IT professionals in different parts of the world, the level of enterprise workloads is in fact set to rise from 41% today to 60% in mid-2018.

The report also highlighted that 38% of the companies involved have a policy of type cloud-first; this means that the priorities of where to place all of their assets are just the cloud. Among other, acquisitions, mergers, updates, divestitures, new hardware and software are pushing more and more companies towards cloud adoption.

The cloud is suitable for any workload in all situations. Naturally, it facilitates and improves things. And if it is true that there is an inevitable transaction to be made in the transition from traditional infrastructure to a cloud, it is also true that more often than not it is a traumatic transaction. That’s why more and more companies will perform this migration to the cloud, whether on-premise, managed by a service provider or in a data center.

Part of the reason behind this growth of cloud adoption is that executives are going beyond the initial concerns about security and privacy. With more and more experience gained in this field, even the doubters against the cloud are overcoming initial fears and gaining more and more confidence in the cloud.

If it is quite simple to move the new cloud services, applications, and data, transfer existing services and information is another matter. The report noted that it takes time to change the way you do things, abandon a practice that already exists, and arrive at a new working structure. Also because, when things work, there is little incentive to change, even with the promise of a secure improvement after this change.

Finally, according to 451 Research, the strongest growth of the cloud will occur especially in critical enterprise categories, such as data analytics, and business applications.

MadeIT hybrid and private cloud is built in a way that meets your company’s specific needs and is comprised of security, bandwidth, storage, and power. We engineer all of these together into a custom solution that fits your exact requirements.

MadeIT cloud architecture helps the client build a solid, redundant and robust solution by either using the client’s suggested engineering or by working together with the team to develop a customized solution to suit their needs.

MadeIT public cloud offers the benefit of operating in a virtual environment with limitless scalability. If your server outgrows its capabilities, the team can add memory, processing power, and storage almost instantly. MadeIT cloud is fast, accessible, and reliable. We provide 24/7 support using live chat, telephone, and ticketing systems.

Your Scalable and Automated Infrastructure as a Service Solution

MadeIT’s Cloud Computing Services provide compute, storage, application and network services on-demand, which are directly integrated into your IT infrastructure. The MadeIT Data Centre is the forefront cloud-based computing solution that meets their simple, comfortable handling of a public cloud while providing the security and reliability that can vouch for the private cloud.

The ability to have fully automated public and protected cloud applications on the same platform, this cloud solution makes them particularly versatile. In addition, the data center embedded in our network are offered, as it is provided throughout via MPLS fiber network.

To meet customer requirements, companies must take advantage of many different services to outsource their data and applications. MadeIT cloud computing solutions offer a solution for all cases. Thus you get the best of both worlds and can the requirements in accordance with the services of a private or public cloud and dedicated hosting put together.

This applies to the following aspects weigh what exactly are your requirements and for a suitable model:

  • Agility: Which of your applications require a flexible and agile infrastructure and which do not?
  • Security: In which areas of work you can outsource data in the public cloud, in which not?
  • Performance: Does your application requires a separate environment or extends a part around in a public cloud? What do you need for dedicated resources?
  • Costs: Is it cheaper or more expensive to outsource data and processes in a cloud environment?
  • Licensing: Is it from the licensing and data protection regulations at all possible, to relocate certain data or processes in the cloud?

Colocation-Solutions

Thanks to MadeIT, the deployment, and management of ICT infrastructures is now easy and flexible. Select the desired infrastructure and the location and decide then what level of support and management of your choice.

Our infrastructure consists of the following components:

  • Compute: Our Data Centre is integrated into the MadeIT network that provides a scalable, on-demand cloud solution that can be configured as a private, public or hybrid cloud.
  • Storage: The solution offers various storage options. This is a variety of performance and security levels are available to meet your company’s needs perfectly.
  • Networking: Our platform is integrated into our network, which offers a unique level of performance and safety.
  • Security: In addition to the directly integrated network, security options include a number of security features available to help you better protect your platform.

The establishment and management of the entire ICT infrastructure as a service that is delivered over a secure network platform and offers integration cost optimization, performance, and efficiency.

We simplify the deployment and management of the ICT infrastructure and shape it more flexibly. Therefore, our customers can switch the service used depending on the business needs as necessary efficiently and economically.

What SMEs Need to Consider When Choosing Cloud Services

logoThe selection of cloud services has grown over the past years in overwhelmingly large dimensions. But, as always when introducing new systems arises in connection with cloud services, the question of how the initial situation is where you want to go and how this is best achieved.

These considerations make first completely detached to particular services and offerings. The aim is usually to optimize existing structures and processes. A change in the cloud would result in the otherwise little sense.

At the end, you should be able to answer the question: What are the benefits cloud services over the present situation? Orientate yourself not to platitudes like ‘easy maintenance’, ‘cheap to run’, ‘global access’ or ‘scalability’, which is full of stories related to the cloud. It’s very individual to you and your company: What have you concretely from the cloud?

Important criteria in the selection

Among the most important criteria is one of privacy. At least some of your company departments deal with confidential customer data. Then there is the question whether and how these are banned in the cloud. Very important: Where are the servers of the provider? What privacy laws apply there? And who owns the data you provide on other servers?

When choosing a provider, check the Service Level Agreement (SLA). There you will find detailed information on the contractual and service relationship between you and the cloud provider.

In addition to these aspects, it also encompasses the scalability and availability. Besides data, the latter is probably one of the most important criteria for choosing a provider. Because you set for your workday on an application that is only accessible via the Internet, the service provider must ensure that this is always possible reach.

You may ask the providers as ask how the availability is guaranteed. Reputable providers have nothing to hide and answer this question usually tagged with redundancy. How important is the support of the party, also depends on the expertise from in-house? Are the technicians of the provider providing around the clock by phone, e-mail or chat support? Is there an emergency service in the evenings and weekends? And what does this service cost?

The cost is also crucial in deciding for or against a proposal. Pricing should you of course still be clear and fit for your business.

Moving to the cloud is not a rush job, because when a wrong decision is made, it is often challenging and expensive for you to roll back. You often not immediately noticed that you have chosen the wrong provider or the wrong product.

MadeIT provides maximized efficiently and minimized costs. MadeIT meets your company’s specific needs and is comprised of security, bandwidth, storage, and power. The Systems Architecture staff at MadeIT helps our client build a solid, redundant and robust solution by either using the client’s suggested engineering or by working together with our team to develop a customized cloud solution to suit their needs.

IT Leaders Have Little Time for Digital Transformation

logoA current study “The BT CIO report 2016 – the digital CIO” on behalf of the network and IT service provider BT clearly shows that while the CIOs around the world are driving the digital transformation, the processes, and systems of their companies and organizations are hindering the transformation.

Their importance at the management level continues to rise under the influence of digitization. More than seventy percent of the surveyed about a thousand IT decision-makers from eleven countries said that the role of the CIO in corporate governance in the past two years has become more important. And almost 43 percent of respondents stated that they spend more time today on issues that affect the company as a whole.

The flip side of this trend is that it becomes increasingly difficult for the IT chiefs at all to find time to develop creative solutions for daily business. Nearly two-thirds of IT decision-makers feel that the CIO spend more time on the existing IT systems to keep running than trying to find new solutions. CIOs have, therefore, irrespective of their ambitions in terms of digital transformation, a lot to do still with contaminated sites.

Nearly 80 percent of large companies and organizations pursue global or a “multi-speed” approach: technology-driven initiatives are driven at different speeds and priorities – with the CIO as a driving force. This requires more creativity, flexibility, and a more dynamic business model. The BT study found that two-thirds of CIOs also found that rapidly alter the key performance indicators (KPIs) with which their own performance is measured. The digital transformation moves precisely in the heart of all its activities.

In most companies, which were covered by the new BT study, different departments are busy to procure and use without involving the IT department IT products and services. Apparently, IT departments are increasingly pleased with a cross-divisional, business support role. In this role, IT is focused on particular data security, providing an efficient infrastructure and that there is no duplication of work within the company.

These altered responsibilities subject to the new role of digital CIO, the acts of all corporate divisions as enablers. Here the IT chiefs agree on the main technology trends: cloud, mobility and collaboration and data (big data). According to the report, already one-fifth of the world’s companies are moving to fully cloud-centered infrastructure. Almost half of the companies are already receiving more than half of their applications and their infrastructure from the cloud.

The CIO is one of the most demanding positions in business today. The digital CIOs are the pioneers of change. To be successful, they need now strategic partnerships within and outside of their company. MadeIT is well positioned to be their digital enabler.

MadeIT managed, and cloud services help your customer relationship will benefit from real-time big data analysis; further expansion of cloud connectivity; new possibilities to comply cloud services to the needs of individual organizations and sectors; and new security and professional services capabilities that will support all of these investments and CIOs thus enabling to take bold decisions that are required in their digital journey.

In response to the outstanding acceleration of the digital transformation, MadeIT has the right products and services in cloud, mobility, collaboration and data to accelerate the implementation of cloud strategy.

Managed Service: The Model for Business Continuity and Business Resilience

logoA 20-minute interruption systems an organization can lead to losses of more than $15,000. Cloud becomes the most effective platform for the restoration of failures and data protection in case of disaster recovery.

Information technologies form the core for the development of new businesses in all economies in the world. The digital transformation is the challenge that CIOs and executive leaders of all organizations put on the table. While data security is increasingly threatened, what is the platform that is imposed for disaster recovery? Again everything is in the managed services cloud, but how to face these kinds of challenges for business continuity? Here are some keys.

Technology takes center stage in business

To the extent that technology takes center stage in business, risk and costs of data loss is greater. According to the IBM Global study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk, an interruption of 20 minutes can cost the organization over one million dollars. A major disruption, which lasts on average seven hours, may involve costs above $105,000 for a company that billed on average 2 million a year.

The resilience determines the competitiveness of organizations

The policies and integrated technologies to reduce downtime in enterprise systems constitute an active fault resistance and risks of data integrity. It’s no wonder that organizations are willing to invest resources to ensure that systems, data, and applications are almost always available; to protect them from risks ranging from human error to the weather.

These efforts into a strategy for disaster recovery and business continuity involves the recovery of infrastructure and downtime in systems. Concepts that are recognized as recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Thus achieving business level ensure business continuity for its external and internal customers also face competition.

Cloud is positioned as the most effective paradigm

Cloud is positioned as the most effective paradigm for the deployment of policies and solutions for disaster recovery and improved business resilience under different schemes. Currently, companies can adopt plans for disaster recovery cloud models services ranging from the “pay as you go” to hiring a more complete and aligned recovery needs of each business where availability of critical data is guaranteed.

These models can help organizations control costs resilience while more easily scalable solutions flexibility to accommodate growth or times of peak activity.

Managed services provide a flexible way of adaptation to the environment and regulations

The contingency statement from the cloud can help organizations comply with government regulations and industry: as accountability laws, standards Consumer Protection, and data protection in the Payment Card Industry, among other industries and government regulations.

Outsourced disaster recovery

Gartner predicts that in 2018 the number of organizations that use an outsourced disaster recovery service, exceed the number of organizations that you use a disaster recovery in-house. This means that organizations need a service provider who has the vision and the ability to orchestrate suitable resilience solution from the combination of technologies and emerging services.

Digital universe is expanding

The digital universe is expanding, and ensure business continuity becomes more complex every time. According to Forrester, one of every three companies said they had suffered some kind of failure or disaster affected the continuity of their business. The problem is complicated, but the solution does not have to be.

MadeIT offers a wide range of quality hosting products, all designed to give you the very best possible conditions to host your site or to run your business. From small shared accounts, through reseller accounts, virtual private servers and up to fully managed dedicated servers.

We will help you get everything set up the way you want it and monitor it to make sure it stays that way. We also have 24/7 technical support and disaster recovery on hand to get you through those difficult situations that sometimes arise. You can count on us to keep you running.

The Myths and Lies About the Cloud Before You Migrate

logoCloud computing continues as a priority in the head of the CIO. This is good news for those who live in this and companies are taking the cloud as a priority in the budget devoted to undertaking the digital transformation of their businesses.

Gartner in the annual CIO survey found that cloud is still held in the top three since the beginning of this decade. Cloud has become a mantra in every one of the projects that clients develop daily.

It is true that all reports show that the fears of companies when moving their data and systems to the cloud are becoming smaller, and also many technological barriers have been eliminated and each time there is a greater number of specialists trained around these services.

Not to mention the price war that has mainly benefited the consumer. But, yet there are still many myths around the cloud need some discussion.

Cloud is just for startups

It is true that the deployment and acceleration of cloud computing have come from the hand of big unicorns that have happened in the absence to be the mirror and scourge of traditional business models.

Spotify, Airbnb, Uber and others have been able to reach a lot of users without having the physical presence in most of the countries where they operate. The great advantage of these organizations is that they do not bring the backpack, either systems legacy or users. They really operate new products and services all in the cloud.

Cloud first and the cloud for all

Organization does not already have the first choice as the cloud to mount a new service. The reality is that, for now, the cloud is a panacea for everything. It is often better to let die or shut down legacy systems and to think to migrate and transform cloud services. The hybrid service architectures are increasingly in vogue.

The cloud saves money

Many analyzes of TCO and ROI that have already prepared and shared with customers validated cloud saves money. But the reality of many companies is not that the risk factor typically altered the whole equation – when you assume that the equipment and systems can remain stable and can be installed the first day for years or decades, there is nothing cheaper than the zero base budget.

The cloud is less secure than my installations

It can occur for any large organization in banking or even in the bodies of national security, but for the rest of enterprises that make up the business fabric of the country is much safer to have their services in the cloud, where the vast majority of suppliers have technology, people and processes to ensure the safety of your business.

Only for web environments and development

This has been the lever around which have grown cloud services, but increasingly critical services have embarked on the journey to the cloud. An increasing number of companies have their CRM, HR systems, talent management, recruitment and others moving to the cloud, and even offer platforms such as SAP ERP cloud has exploded in recent months.

Go to the cloud is to remove the data center

It is not always the case, or at least for the moment; we’ll see what happens within a decade. But the reality is that services from the network, whether electricity or telephony, today still need physical items at the customer. Who knows, maybe the services of information technology will be only fully delivered from the network.

Everything works better in the cloud

It is true that the cloud ceased to be a bottleneck for years, but with everything and that many services remain sensitive to latency and jitter, large organizations are still keeping some sensitive data in-house.

MadeIT built your cloud the way that meets your company’s specific needs and is comprised of security, bandwidth, storage, and power. We engineer all of these together into a custom solution that fits your exact requirements. The systems architecture staff at MadeIT helps our client build a solid, redundant and robust solution by either using the client’s suggested engineering or by working together with our team to develop a customized solution to suit their needs. We can support you in the Hybrid Cloud or when you are ready to move the Private Cloud, we can make that transition easy.