The age of digital transformation has truly enveloped enterprises. The concept has shifted from a buzzword phrase to an actual strategy, that is informing how businesses are operating and looking to establish processes and systems moving forward. It is for this reason that cloud migration is now top of everyone’s agenda, with enterprises looking to harness the flexibility and agility of the new way of doing business.
According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, by 2021 94% of workloads and compute instances will be processed by cloud data centers. ERP applications are said to drive a vast majority of this cloud adoption – as companies look to move away from on premise data centers into a hybrid cloud environment to become future ready and monetize the digital opportunity.
So, for enterprises, it’s long past the question of if they’ll move to the cloud, but to what extent and when.
For the network, this changes the dynamic from it being simply a connection to the outside world to the life-blood of the business and a link that everyone depends on. This can create another set of challenges however, where if connectivity to the cloud is not considered in the migration process, it could put whole transformation projects at risk or cause significant disruption to the entire organization.
Speed to market is key, and the ability to move to the cloud, using both secure state of the art IT in the cloud as well as state of the art, on-demand networks will be the game changer. Many of our key technology partners have responded to this new era with on-demand software defined networks available globally with the best, most secure and resilient data centers connected. They offer a smart, intelligent network.
However, we’re still seeing organizations using this same outdated model to plan for their future cloud strategies as if the capacity demands of moving applications to, and running them in the cloud will be an increasing but predictable, and static requirement. This model is no longer working for transitioning to the cloud.
This is why organizations need a trusted connectivity partner that provides an agile, flexible network, because to succeed on digital transformation journeys, enterprises need access to the entire technological ecosystem.
The new way of doing business has the power to eliminate geographic boundaries and bring down boardroom walls. However without thinking of the whole picture, transformations may be stalled before they even fully begin.
Our team at Bluewave works with leading connectivity partners around the world so reach out to us to determine what is best for your company’s specific needs.