Cloud and DevOps | 15 Nov 2021 | 11 min
While many deep tech-powerhouses have been able to create a portmanteau of physical and digital experiences not all businesses have the right technology enablers to do the same. It is essential for a business to have such tech enablers in place for a smooth leap over the hurdles in a digitally transforming and expanding era.
In my blog today, I will be introducing you to the three tech enablers of Cloud Continuum. If I sound overly excited about all this, it’s because, well, I am. But, before we delve into the nitty gritties of these tech enablers, allow me to get you acquainted with cloud continuum.
A Cloud Continuum is when the cloud expands seamlessly between the centralized and the distributed computing. It is not just a technology but a topology where we bring together many cloud technologies under one roof by creating a new topology that connects everything.
It brings together public cloud, on-premises data centres, and distributed computing all the way to the edge. In cloud computing, the cloud continuum maintains a balance between
Cloud Continuum gives us many options for integrating the digital and the physical experience making it a “phygital “experience. It also gives new flexibility to place data in its adequate place and scale compute to optimize the process for interactivity, reliability, sustainability, and cost. Cloud Continuum can tap into the cloud’s capabilities and on-demand service model to make it go beyond the regions of public cloud well into everyday systems.
Now, let me take you through the 3 pillars of Cloud Continuum
These providers continue to do so by launching AI, augmented reality/virtual reality, IoT, and robotics services. Cloud makes these services easy to use in the same way it hides the technicalities of compute, storage, and network. With cloud, these futuristic technologies become the new norm on which businesses can achieve new heights every day.
Hyperconverged infrastructures and hardware vendors are a key aspect of the cloud continuum era as they provide the computational variety required for processing data. This can take place on devices that require ultra-low power such as a hospital, factory, etc. where there are specialised requirements to work with limited space and power. It can also occur on-premises for computing encrypted data by using multiparty compute.
This connectivity is enabled by telcos by offering points directly within their network along with a rollout of public and private 5G. Most of the business and business applications require an internet connection especially when they need to access files that are saved on a central server, or the apps that are hosted on cloud. To carry out effective jobs it is vital to have uninterrupted connectivity. Here seamless network connection comes to action by improving customer satisfaction and usability of the company’s online asset.
In addition to the use of these three tech enablers let me also tell you about some factors to focus on to get the best possible results from Cloud Continuum.
To get the most out of Cloud continuum in your enterprise it is important to establish a continuum strategy that addresses the important goals of your enterprise as well as establish your ambition, vision, skills, and capabilities. The strategy that is built should bring out the best in your business, something that is highly likely with continuum.
Just migrating and then sitting back and relaxing may not be a sustainable approach to cloud computing. By doing so, you won’t be able to experience the progress in development, innovation, and profitability. Here, the goal should be to combine technology adoption with pre-existing habits that instil discipline and allow you to modify the non-technology areas to boost business growth.
Continuum competitors use a minimum of four out of five best practices. They use between 25% and 80% more technology while producing many superior results. By incorporating mobility into the creation of new processes, you will be repaid by those processes allowing for even more flexibility in the future. It’s an entirely self-funded transformation.
Cloud Continuum focuses on a very important term i.e., experience. An enterprise which is experience-centric is known to be a game changer as they make their investments available and accessible to both workers and consumers. This leads to proper utilisation of cloud to make things more data-driven and exciting by elimination of tedious chores and manual labour.
It is critical for your leadership team to combine your continuum goals with strategic ones to keep your enterprise transformation on track. In addition to knowing or planning this, you also need to focus on implementing it and committing to the strategy to reach the level of success that is planned. Additionally, leaders must specifically set company objectives, acceptable degrees of risk-taking, and foster a culture of adaptability and development to take your cloud journey to the next level.
At this juncture, I would like to mention that as an organisation that wants get onboard Cloud Continuum the traditional approach of Infrastructure Outsourcing (IO), Application outsourcing (AO), or procuring Cloud Managed Services (CMS) as a vehicle to cover Cloud skills shortage may not suffice. It is crucial to stay updated with the latest service trends like AWS, Cloud Continuum, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure etc. to maximize the benefits for your enterprise.
If you are planning to opt for Cloud Continuum for your enterprise, reach out to us at Nitor Infotech to learn more about our cloud services and read our datasheet to see how we offer secure, on-demand cloud computing services that help you engineer robust solutions that scale.
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