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How does the cloud smart approach influence the cloud journey?

Why do 81% of businesses opt for a hybrid approach, combining public cloud providers with managed platforms? And what answers does the Green Cloud Ecosystem have to offer?

The reality is clear: the journey to the cloud is made up of different stages. Businesses need time to transform as they face the entire range of technical, organizational and regulatory questions it raises. Questions like: how to configure agile development, how to bring IT and business closer together, and how to manage compliance policies consistently across all platforms – to name just a few. That’s where this new approach comes in. 

What does cloud smart mean?

One size doesn’t fit all – and that applies to the cloud, as well. There is no single cloud solution that will work for everyone, and there is no single journey to reach it. However, there is one approach that has proven itself in practice: cloud smart. Here’s how Gartner describes it:

«Businesses focus on improving their value creation in the long term by aligning core cloud attributes such as speed, agility, innovation and cost efficiency with business goals.» 

In other words, it means companies giving a lot of thought to their choice of service and operating models – and not just from a purely technical or operational perspective. They also need to weigh up and review a range of criteria to determine whether they are crucial for achieving their business goals. It’s a process that can involve dedicated PaaS and managed platforms in addition to the public cloud. This helps break the cloud journey down into stages and make it secure, cost-effective and targeted. While the goal was originally cloud first, businesses today are choosing to go cloud smart.  

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How to overcome complexity with PaaS

The orchestration and agile development of more and more applications leads to an exponential increase in operational complexity. Companies also need to take technology cycles, security issues and business requirements into account, and that’s precisely where dedicated platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions come in. 

With our new managed OpenShift platform – in collaboration with Red Hat and VSHN – we can offer you a secure and dedicated foundation. How does our platform support you? You get a uniform framework which allows you to provide resources as needed with maximum automation. Large workloads can be rolled out and deployed in containers across the company quickly and reliably.

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Why should I use OpenShift? 

With OpenShift, you have an established technology with open standards that runs on any platform – on-premises, or in the private or public cloud. Consistency is always guaranteed. The advantage is that no matter where your cloud journey leads you, you are completely free of obligations.

PaaS with data located in Switzerland 

Applications with particularly sensitive data are in good hands with us. As a leading data center partner with five Swiss data centers and certification under international standards, we host the platform and keep you connected. Of course, this also applies to public cloud providers, which can be reached within milliseconds via direct connections.

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Advantages of the Green Cloud Ecosystem 

Partnerships are now crucial to the success of cloud initiatives. The fact is, ICT specialists are hard to come by and specialization is on the rise. That’s why we offer a neutral, open business ecosystem that works with leading technology providers and integrators to strengthen your cloud journey. This reduces transformation risks, speeds up market launch and allows you to benefit from proven approaches.

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