Top 4 Benefits on Using a Cloud Platform
Using Innovo Networks as a cloud service broker is an efficient and cost-effective way to leverage the benefits of the cloud, but to also take advantage of the expertise of a trusted partner to use the right cloud resources for the right requirement at the right time.
There are four major benefits in using a cloud provider:
1. Broader technical expertise.
As organizations’ IT architectures become increasingly diverse, it’s important not to be locked in to a single service provider’s approach that limits options or gets in the way of interoperability. Using a cloud broker platform, based on open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), increases flexibility and enables the aggregation of a range of cloud services.
By using an experienced cloud service broker, organizations can leverage the collective skills, certifications and experiences the broker’s team has built up in working across numerous infrastructures, applications and tools. This can be a huge benefit in enabling better security because this vast technical expertise can more easily identify diverse security risks and quickly remediate problems. And since we aggregating cloud services from a variety of sources, it already has made significant investment in ways to enable data migration, data mobility and interoperability from across platforms and services.
2. Improved financial returns.
By facilitating greater adoption of cloud computing, capital expenditures are typically reduced—one of the most sought-after benefits of cloud computing adoption by IT and business executives alike. But the financial benefits of using us go well beyond Capex reduction. For instance, we can take the lead in negotiating improved terms on behalf of the client with the different service providers in such areas as pricing, service-level agreements and discounts. Additionally, our experience and consulting skills helps organizations in streamlining the procurement process and reducing the amount of cycles required to effectively evaluate service providers. Finally, we can provide unified and consolidated billing, and of course provides a much more predictable cost assumption for budgeting purposes.
3. Operational efficiencies.
Look for a company that has a diverse portfolio of cloud service provider relationships and leverage their broker contracts for support and service levels. With service providers geographically dispersed, you can access cloud services quicker and more efficiently to enhance application performance, maintain a strong backup and disaster recovery plan, or other geo-location benefits. Using Innovo Networks also can facilitate faster onboarding of new services, such as cloud-based applications, infrastructure or security, while at the same time making it easier and faster to decommission cloud services established for short term or pilot projects. Cloud service management also is greatly eased through the Azure platform’s single-pane-of-glass management console. We can also act as a single point of contact for support and SLA accountability across all your cloud service vendors.
4. Better options in dealing with risk, compliancy and governance.
An experienced and proven cloud provider will give your organization access to a wide breadth of procurement knowledge, spanning multiple service providers’ areas of expertise and compliance certifications such as HIPAA, FedRAMP or PCI across multiple vertical industries, spheres of competence and geographic focus. By facilitating the use of multiple service providers, the broker also gives your organization the ability to more easily plan for reliable application and workload migration and disaster recovery in case a service provider suffers unexpected downtime or runs into unforeseen business difficulties. The geographic reach of a cloud platform also enables more efficient means to comply with international data privacy regulations which can affect how applications and workloads leverage cloud storage. Finally, the broker’s governance capability, role-based access features and monitoring enable organizations to enhance control over cloud service consumption and spending.
As organizations increasingly adopt cloud computing for essential applications and workloads, it is important to find new ways to do so without sacrificing flexibility, agility and efficiency. It is no longer unusual to find organizations simultaneously dealing with multiple cloud service providers, in different parts of the organization and occasionally without the parties’ knowledge of those different cloud initiatives.
In this increasingly complex environment, organizations should look for ways to optimize their use of cloud-based services to reduce costs, use in-house resources more efficiently and adopt cloud services easier and faster. But rather than having multiple supplier relationships, contracts, pricing schemes and technology platforms, organizations can and should use an experienced cloud service broker to act as a single point of responsibility across multiple cloud service providers.
Working with Innovo Networks to create a de facto cloud services ecosystem is helping many organizations trim costs, reduce complexity and minimize risk. By acting as the single point of contact, Innovo Networks helps organizations use cloud computing and cloud based services in the most strategic way possible.