The Hybrid Cloud is here and it is here to stay, at least that was the message at VMworld 2014. We think it will at least take a very long time to make all workloads suitable for the public cloud. Most businesses will probably always have the need to run very specific workloads from a privately managed environment. The hybrid cloud has a best of both worlds offering. Your private datacenter is seamlessly extended to the cloud. There is no need to retrain staff. There are no new skills to be learned or processes to be altered. ITQ believes that the hybrid cloud can be either your first step in cloud computing, a transitional strategy or it can be an end goal strategy. There are a couple of really accessible use cases with which your business can familiarize itself with hybrid cloud computing. Think of Disaster Recovery to the cloud, Development/Testing in the cloud and running next-generation, cloud native applications in the cloud. ITQ is specialized in IT infrastructures but software development is also very prominently in our DNA. We have years of experience and in-depth knowledge of applications, end-user computing and automation. We can provide you with a holistic view of your applications and hybrid cloud computing so you can develop a successful hybrid cloud strategy. Of course our software developers can also help you modernize your current-gen applications so you can successfully migrate them to the public cloud.
Cloud-based disaster recovery can be provided with both on-premise technologies like VSAN, vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager and with public cloud offerings like VMware’s vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. Both approaches leverage the same trusted foundation of vSphere. Disaster recovery to a cloud environment is easy to set up and can be a great starting point for your business to explore cloud opportunities and build additional business cases upon. ITQ is your partner of choice if you are contemplating a cloud-based disaster recovery strategy.
Flexibility, rapid deployment and self-serviceability are often key requirements for development and testing environments. These requirements make another great business case for cloud computing. The incredible ease and flexibility in which dev/test environments can be deployed, resized and decommissioned by the end-users themselves, make the cloud the perfect place for these high demands. It also offers your business a safe place to try out and explore the cloud without the fear of interrupting or disturbing your critical business processes. Software development and automation is in our DNA, so contact us if you would like to challenge your dev/test strategy!
With the next generation application we decouple the application functionality from the virtual machine. Next generation applications make use of pre-defined services and can be made redundant and scalable but maybe even more important they can be “always on”. Our developers can build cloud applications or they can re-build your existing applications to be able to run in the cloud.
Once you have your infrastructure connected to a public cloud the cloud provider can be a choice in your Life Cycle Management options. Compare prices of internal and external services, expand your service catalog. Connecting your infrastructure to the cloud is like connecting your PC to the world wide web. If done right and secure the possibilities are endless.
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