The evolution of massively scalable, multi-faceted, cloud based infrastructure solutions (think Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and others), has enabled an unprecedented amount of functionality to our clients. Even better, these solutions come at a cost structure unheard of even just a few years ago.
Their ease of provisioning and deployment and their extremely low barrier to entry (computer, Internet connection, and credit card) provide great benefits to IT organizations. Their benefits however mask the new levels of complexity needed to master, create and operate a reliable cloud based infrastructure deployment.
West Monroe Partners’ Infrastructure and Operations practice has created the “CRONET” team to meet the challenges of our client’s evolving XaaS needs, and to help them optimize the deployment and use of these systems.
Over the next few months this blog series will discuss several key aspects of selecting, creating, and operating a cloud-based infrastructure, including:
• Provider selection
• Cloud platform architecture for reliability and security
• Application architecture for the cloud
• Hybrid cloud and workload right-platforming
• Functionality and performance testing
We partner with clients to help them bridge their gaps in expertise and experience when working with these technology revolutions. Contact us to begin the conversation to help bring your IT forward to new levels of capability and success.