Why migrate to Cloud?
Modernisation doesn't necessarily mean growth - consolidation is key to maintaining a healthy environment.
Maybe you’re thinking…
In short, the answers to the first and final of these questions are Most Likely Yes and Definitely.
The rest will depend on your estate, the size of the operation, and your own capabilities, but don't worry - whatever the size and complexity of your environment, DSP can help you to design a more agile and efficient home for your databases and applications.
Public Cloud is a key enabler to modernisation and consolidation. However, many organisations find themselves growing and gaining in complexity when in fact they wanted to become more agile, efficient and flexible.
This is where consolidation becomes a vital part of your arsenal against the enemy of efficiency - clutter. Public Cloud is an endless tap of infrastructure to utilise, but it won't necessarily modernise your estate. You want to modernise your estate rather than grow it!
Our solution architects have helped clients migrate workloads into Public Cloud solutions and enable different elements of modernisation. These have been everything from simple application upgrades to re-platforming programmes on Public and On-Premises infrastructures.
Modernise and Consolidate on laaS or PaaS?
As part of a consolidation and modernisation programme, the use of Platform-as-a-Service is key.
PaaS services inherently provide levels of automation and standardisation which immediately give benefits. To build these capabilities on a IaaS platform would increase costs and reduce time to value in this scenario.
Platform-as-a-Service – be it Autonomous Data Warehousing, Exadata Cloud Service, or Database-as-a-Service – all provide modernisation benefits.
These benefits are seen through reduced systems management; automated provisioning and patching plus standardisation.
IT sprawl came hand in hand with virtualisation, which at the time was only bound by physical walls. Cloud has removed those walls, so there is a danger that IT sprawl could exponentially increase.
Modernising before this happens is key to ensuring that there are no potentially harmful bugs hidden away within your estate.
Our solution architects can assist you on the journey to the Cloud to ensure you make informed decisions on how best to modernise and consolidate your estate.
We can provide both technical and commercial assurance in a modernisation and consolidation service which gives organisations clarity on their IT roadmap.