coWith 74% of tech Chief Financial Officers stating that cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017, along with Forbes indicating that within the next two years the cloud computing industry will have nearly doubled its total net worth, it’s hard not to assume that pretty soon traditional computing services will be made obsolete and every business will adopt some form of cloud computing.
The Big Question: Management
However, with the ongoing trend of companies adopting cloud computing there is a difficult question to face: how do you begin to manage a system that is constantly evolving, in an industry that seems to face new technological advances each year? To answer this question we need to first understand the process of what goes into managing a cloud computing system at a surface level.
Cloud management typically deals with three main aspects:
- Compliance is making sure all software and applications fall under government code (i.e. HIPAA, SOX and PCI)
- Infrastructure Management is the process of managing cloud computing architecture through the back-end components. This typically includes routers, driver storage space, local area networks and much more in a secure location.
- Utility Computing measures the ability to gauge the service for the amount used. Cloud management will scale the usage cost for businesses, resulting in efficiency and cost savings.
You can learn more about our cloud management process at RapidScale CloudUniversity!
IT: Out of Focus
It seems like just when IT teams grasped the functionality and benefits of cloud computing, an additional learning curve surfaced on how to manage it all. In a recent study, nearly half of IT decision makers believed their organizations workforce was not completely prepared to address the challenges of managing their own cloud resources over the next 5 years; in addition, 80% of IT decision makers feel that leadership underestimates the cost and effort of managing cloud systems internally. Instead of focusing on implementing innovative projects to advance their companies, IT teams are spending time and resources on trying to transition to cloud systems, updating software, cleanup and maintaining infrastructure.
RapidScale: The Solution
In a recent study done by IBM, 80% of CEO’s believed their environment would grow much more complex; however, where there is complexity, we say simplicity closely follows! There have been growing issues related to cloud management, with IT teams not knowing how to handle it themselves and therefore, the end solution not fitting the business’ needs and requirements. With the rising demand for cloud computing, RapidScale makes sure to focus on management and the end-user experience. This makes transitions for businesses simple, cost efficient and innovative. RapidScale works to align itself with business’ IT teams to help them reach their goals, so the business reaps the rewards and benefits of using cloud computing technology. Meanwhile, the expert RapidScale team works in the back end, providing easy-to-integrate applications, secure services, the most up-to-date technology, 24x7x365 live support and more.
RapidScale can take care of all management with our unique managed cloud solutions for businesses of all sizes. Step by step, we help businesses learn more about the process of transitioning to the cloud. 54% of IT decision makers believe it is extremely difficult to find good cloud talent, and that’s why RapidScale surrounds your team with amazing cloud talent ready to assist you at any point in time.