While most of the IT team remains focused on operational maintenance, standardizing system configurations and automating cloud-based IT support processes can reverse this historical trend.
Traditional IT needs an army of administrators to keep systems up-to-date and up and running. But when the demand is strong, and solutions must be found to compensate for performance deficiencies, they usually turn to manual interventions.
Each application must be customized and configured for both storage and network resources. And as the number of deployed solutions increases, overhead costs for testing, integration, and maintenance also increase. This is how the majority of IT budgets remain focused on maintenance in operational condition …
The Cloud To The Rescue
Yet businesses can not only save on costs but also shorten time to market and improve service levels. For this, they need to better manage their infrastructure, and thus standardize system configurations and automate support processes.
As such, cloud adoption greatly facilitates standardization and automation. According to McKinsey’s experts, with the cloud, companies can in particular:
Reduce IT Overhead Costs By 30 to 40%.
Help adapt IT processes as needed, optimizing the use of IT resources. Improve the overall flexibility of IT to meet business needs, such as more frequent publishing of business features. Cloud computing providers are increasingly offering much more sophisticated solutions than basic computing and storage, such as large data services and machine learning.
Increase the quality of service thanks to the ‘self-healing’ nature of standard solutions.
For example, by automatically allocating more storage to a database. Some companies have reduced their IT incidents by 70% using the cloud as an opportunity to rethink their IT operations.
Correct And Modernize
However, changes to configurations and business applications are not enough to transform the company’s IT. Personalization and manual processes do not help it! Some level of correction is needed for systems to move more to the cloud.
The most advanced companies have invested in next-generation cloud-enabled infrastructures. They use APIs (Application Program Interface) to reduce monolithic applications to more or less flexible components. And they increase the availability of services.
For this, more and more companies are migrating their existing systems and adopting public cloud solutions. They reduce operational costs and risks. They are also looking for innovation in the new services available on the cloud. Their goal now is to take advantage of the scalability and advanced features it offers.