Athletes understand speed and agility training is vital for becoming the best they can be. It increases performance by strengthening muscles and improving coordination – giving them a competitive edge.
The same concept holds true for IT resources. In order to compete more effectively, businesses in every industry are transforming their IT strategy and resources to be as fast and agile as possible. Successful enterprises are achieving the best results possible in their digital transformation by following the five strategies explained below.
5 important strategies to ensure IT speed and agility
1. Discover hybrid cloud
To provide the most agility and cost savings possible, enterprises are choosing a hybrid cloud strategy — combining public cloud resources off premises with private cloud on or off premises. A hybrid cloud strategy enables a business to choose the deployment method that works best for every workload, delivering timely, cost-effective, and secure resources.
2. Embrace software-defined
Software-defined infrastructure consists of fully virtualized compute, networking, and storage resources managed as if they were software. This model saves time and makes deployment and maintenance simpler for IT because IT resources are fully integrated and automated. Since software-defined infrastructure is not tied to specific hardware and can operate with little human intervention, businesses can make necessary changes faster.
3. Choose composability
Composable infrastructure is also important for enterprises that want speed and agility because it allows data center resources to be readily available as cloud services. With composable infrastructure, compute, storage, and networking resources are abstracted from their physical locations and can be managed by software through a web-based interface. This capability makes data center resources as readily available as cloud services, which means composability is an ideal foundation for private and hybrid cloud solutions.
4. Take advantage of “pay-as-you-use” options
Enterprises across all verticals — from manufacturing to retail to healthcare — are leveraging IT pay-for-use options to gain flexibility, increase control, and lower their total cost of ownership. Today’s as-a-service offerings deliver on-demand capacity and planning, combining the agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT.
5. Insist on infrastructure management simplicity
Streamlining the IT infrastructure management for an enterprise offers tangible benefits from the very first day it is implemented. Infrastructure management software eliminates complex manual processes and increases the speed and flexibility of IT service delivery by transforming servers, storage, and networking into software-defined infrastructure.
Speed and agility for the enterprise
Improving speed and agility is not only for athletes. Businesses worldwide are thriving due to a transformed data center – one that prioritizes speed and agility to compete more effectively.
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