Supporting the cloud with software and mobility
It is important that enterprises transitioning to the cloud consider how they will support the new infrastructure. Applications and software that manage information might have to be adjusted in order to optimize the benefits of cloud, such as scalable storage and remote data access capabilities.
IT Pro Portal reported, however, that as cloud becomes the standard in big data storage, new supportive options are being developed to make the transition easier and more immediately worthwhile.
Support options available for new cloud users
Remote database services provide users with a means of organizing and analyzing stores of big data without having to manually sift through information. Additionally, with this solution, consumers can rely upon an extra layer of Internet security as remote dba solutions can help monitor the client's cloud operations.
Other collaborative tools are already familiar to businesses, reported It Pro Portal. Email is one solution that remains pivotal to cloud services because it remains the most widely used form of cloud communication on the market. As a supportive solution, the familiarity of email allows for companies to transition to the cloud without spending extra time and resources training employees.
The bring-your-own models
Email also allows firms to explore a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) option, which lets staff members access company data on their personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Internal supportive tools for cloud also include the myriad Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, which augment cloud services. According to the source, by the end of 2014, at least 10 percent of emails will travel over an SaaS model, and by the end of 2017, this number will increase by one third.
The bring-your-own-service (BYOS) model is rising, as well. In this option, employees who are familiar with services such as Dropbox or Google Docs are allowed to utilize them in the workplace, making expensive third-party supportive software providers oftentimes superfluous.
This strategy, however, is a major security hazard still as IT managers are unable to control applications created and managed outside of the infrastructure – which is what support software is expected to optimize.
As corporations make their cloud debuts, new advances in supportive technology are being established to make the transition from on-premises infrastructures to the flexibility of off-premises data hosting more streamlined.
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