The Problem: Infrastructure was managed in house.

The impact of which was the business had increased support and maintenance costs, and the added risk of server failure.

Possible Solutions:

Option 1 - Private Cloud

Capex, although low relative TCO & low complexity. Also, limited scalability & ongoing burden of maintenance and management.

Option 2 - IaaS

Opex, moderate relative TCO. Good scalability & limited burden of maintenance and management. Traditional procurement of add-on functions.

Option 3 – Public Cloud  

Opex, highest relative TCO. High degree of scalability. Significant array of add-on features and functions, such as; analytics, AI, integration, app development, security.

Our Recommendation

Public Cloud

Private Cloud represents very short-term thinking. IaaS provides for scale and right-sources maintenance and management but does nothing to offer your business a competitive advantage.

Public cloud is where you will need to be within the next logical Technology lifecycle refresh in order to support both your business imperatives and the demands from your market. 

Going straight to Public cloud will avoid an eventual second migration in the next three years, thereby reducing your TCO. 

It will also allow you to leverage off the economy of scale that a cloud provider enables.

Public cloud is where you will need to be within the next logical Technology lifecycle refresh in order to support both your business imperatives and the demands from your market.


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