Do you know Mr. Francis Decosta?
Well, he is a business owner from Surat, India. He has been running a small garment business there. When recent demonetization wave struck his business, he had to grab ‘it'(Information Technology in this case, mild pun intended) to keep his business running. Now, since his immediate software requirements were not very huge, he chose to go easy and relied on a local freelancing guy to implement his tech needs. The tech guy, also unaware of the recent developments in the world of technology, went with traditional, if somewhat obsolete approach: A standalone PC with some software bundled into it which was supposed to take care of his Mr. Francis’ business needs. Cost to Mr. Francis: Hardware cost, Software license cost (considering he actually got the legal copies of all software) and obviously the consulting cost given to the freelancer.
So far so good.
So, the trouble started after a few days when the system was actual put through the spins. Mr. Francis found that the system is pretty slow. In comes the same tech guy again. And it was found that he needs a RAM and CPU upgrades. So discarding the old hardware, he bought new hardware, incurring more cost to his business. After some days some more problem. This time the tech guy somehow was out of radar and showed up after a week or so (imagine the trouble that our beloved Francis went through during this whole week) and he found that the disk IO is very slow, so a new hard disk is required.
So technology (or wrong technology) became a pain in the neck for Mr. Francis and he ended up spending more and more time and money with his IT infrastructure rather than his core business and as a result, the business was got impacted.
Now, imagine a rosy world picture: what if Mr. Francis would have got his entire IT infrastructure commissioned, activated, and made operational in just a few clicks of the mouse? A world where he just needs to enter into a magical portal and choose the configuration for his server and software stack? And the most interesting part is, the portal itself will guide him to make an informed optimum decision while selecting the configuration. The maintenance service will be taken up in the background without even bothering Mr. Fransic. The reporting system of the portal will let him know upfront, which resource needs to be upgraded. And that upgrade too will happen in few mouse clicks.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the era of Infrastructure As A Service – technology that will allow the business owners and corporations to concentrate on their business while fulfilling all their IT needs. Popular players like Amazon Web Service, Microsoft, Google etc are already in the market with their own cloud offering in IaaS space. Not to forget some very promising new names also making their marks, like Xarix.
I know what you are thinking . If ‘how to migrate from your existing on-premise infrastructure to cloud?’ is your point of doubt, I have good news for you! There are few names, the early movers in this part of the IaaS technology, who will ensure a seamless migration to cloud and transfer your existing in-flight workload as is.
ATADATA is one of the leading names.
So are you ready to take advantage of this next-generation infrastructure management? Do let us know in the comment.