The Cloud Revolution - And You!

If you're in the business of providing services to client companies, or receiving those services from cloud and IT vendors, it's important to know the context of how these services developed.


A few years ago, the word “cloud” (as applied to IT) was still something kind of obscure and ambiguous. People didn't really know what it meant, even within the business community. The cloud? What’s that?


These days, the cloud is a little less mysterious, and a lot more common in everything that we do digitally and online. Cloud services are the norm for most businesses, and even casual users have more of an idea of what it is.


The Cloud Takeover


The cloud revolution essentially happened as people realize that all of the software that used to be delivered on physical media could be delivered as a service over the Internet.


That led the experts who coined the term to talk about the cloud as the digital environment on the server-side, in the vendor's offices, through which services got delivered to end users. That’s part of how we understand the cloud today.


It's kind of a simple proposition in some ways, but it relies on complicated digital pathways and gateways, and the interconnection of local and global networks that eventually led to all of the choices that companies have today for public, private and hybrid cloud operations.


The Challenges: Cloud and Complexity


Cloud adoption led to various challenges, though. One is changes in the incremental and iterative handling of workloads.


It used to be that all workloads were handled the same way – on premises. Now companies have to parse these out and figure out which ones will be handled through the cloud, and why. In other words, as the options became more abundant, so did the decisions. Decision-making became more complex, and business leaders needed to think a whole new way about IT.


The Rise of Managed Services


All of this is part of what managed services arose to provide.


You have various different kinds of digital business process models and communication frameworks and networking pathways. All of it requires some form of management, which is where managed IT services comes in. Easy, right?


Offering a range of IT services and consulting services to our clients, we excel in helping to explain all of this, and then putting together a plan with our clients for effective management of all of their digital assets. Talk to us about how to bring your business up to speed for success in today’s modern IT environment.