Simplifying your cloud services strategy by utilising Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Computing.
Distributed Cloud services are the next generation of cloud computing. Distributed Cloud computing is the first cloud model that incorporates physical location of cloud-delivered services as part of its definition. Distributed Cloud has three origins: Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Computing. Public Cloud providers have supported multiple zones and regions for many years. With packaged hybrid offerings, Public Cloud services can now be distributed to different physical locations, for example, the Edge. Article: What is Distributed Cloud?
Benefits of Distributed Cloud
Cloud services from Public Cloud providers become “distributed” out to specific and varied physical locations. Operations being physically closer to those who need the capabilities enable low-latency compute. This also ensures a consistent control plane to administer the cloud infrastructure from Public to Private Cloud and extend consistently across both environments. Taken together, these items can deliver major improvements in performance due to the elimination of latency issues, as well as reduce the risk of global network-related outages or control plane inefficiencies.
Why you need a Distributed Cloud strategy
Gartner suggest that organisations without a Distributed Cloud services strategy will likely fall behind. In the post COVID-19 world we’re operating in the modern workplace. This is where agility, flexibility and all the benefits of a Distributed Cloud strategy are more important than ever before. The opportunity is there for organisations to accelerate their cloud services journey faster than their competitors.
Distributed Cloud platforms explained
Despite having less control, lower costs coupled with flexibility and scalability makes the Public Cloud a strong option for many workloads. Organisations working with big data will be eager to take advantage of the analytics services and scalability provided by the Public Cloud. Those looking for cap-ex free infrastructure will be happy to shift operational workloads such as web applications into the cloud. Our Public Cloud practice Oworx can help your organisation transform your cloud services strategy.
Hybrid / Multi Cloud
Hybrid Cloud combines on-site infrastructure with Public Cloud and/or Private Cloud environments. In the Private Cloud hardware and software are dedicated to your organisation or are provided by your Managed Service Provider, such as SCC’s Cloud+ and Sentinel services. Since no one is sharing your resources, you reduce the chances of data security issues. This means you can take advantage of many Public Cloud benefits but with greater control.
Gartner defines Edge Computing as “a part of a Distributed Computing topology in which information processing is located close to the Edge – where things and people produce or consume that information.” At its basic level, Edge Computing brings computation and data storage closer to the devices where it’s being gathered, rather than relying on a central location that can be thousands of miles away. This is done so that data, especially real-time data, does not suffer latency issues that can affect an application’s performance.
What our customers say
We came to SCC because we did not want to have multiple solutions, from differing providers. We needed a trusted pair of hands that could provide solutions across the entire range of our IT needs. The depth and breadth of the SCC solutions available, from connectivity to cloud, and their overall capability meant we had one provider to go to for everything.
IS Mobilisation Lead
Mitie Care & Custody
SCC have provided Price Forbes with a highly reliable, scalable and robust cloud based IT infrastructure. This gives us confidence not only in our day to day utilisation of IT but on our ambitions for digital transformation and the introduction of cutting-edge technology to expand our business and services to our global client base.
Chief Information Officer,
We have a track record of successfully integrating businesses into STB Group, therefore it’s crucial we remain flexible so that when opportunities arise our IT strategy is an enabler rather than a blocker to growth. What helped SCC win our business was their approach to both the bid process and how they would manage the initial operation.
Chief Technology Officer
Secure Trust Bank
Challenges we see
Overcoming the cloud fear factor
Organisations are concerned about investing in a new cloud model, from the start of the process to the eventual management and control and all the IT processes that sit in between. Adopting a new cloud strategy is disruptive and the significant investment must deliver meaningful benefits.
Concerns over data protection and sovereignty can be real barriers to the adoption of cloud services – which is why working with a supplier that can provide genuine capability and a proven track record is vital.
Limitations of cloud-native
A multi-cloud (services from multiple cloud providers) solution has additional considerations that need to be taken in to account, including secure connectivity, performant connectivity, overarching security and appropriate support. Managing cost in the Public Cloud and cost optimisation is an ongoing challenge which should not be overlooked.
The trick to making cloud services really work for your organisation is working with a supplier that understands your needs and those of your users and has the expertise to provide the right level of training and support.
Migrating IT services to the cloud is a big change and one that every organisation wants to make sure they get right. With the technical issues and management of the different resources being integrated within a hybrid infrastructure, this forms a vital part of the IT transformation project.
Financing the move
The benefits of the cloud are well understood, but whilst performance, scalability and flexibility are relatively easy to deliver, you need real expertise to ensure that you can achieve the very best levels of cost-efficiency. See how SCC and Rigby Capital can provide you with a suitable IT financing solution.
One of the main barriers to cloud adoption is a perceived inability to measure the savings on initial costs, implementation costs, customer satisfaction, extra flexibility (scalability), what systems are being displaced as cloud replaces them and filling the knowledge gap.
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