Cloud Computing

Lower your costs, remove on-site complexity and focus your resources

Cloud Computing services and infrastructure provide a compelling alternative to traditional on-premise application deployments.

The financial benefits of this new approach to Enterprise computing are difficult to ignore, resulting from the economies of scale, standardisation and self-service automation provided by Cloud Computing vendors. However, the commercial and service delivery models are still maturing, and a structured approach is necessary to manage the associated risks.

The most common models for providing Cloud Computing services are as follows;

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service can include public and private virtual server and client infrastructure, providing self-service automation to start, stop, access and configure virtual machines, storage and networking. This allows a company to pay for only as much capacity as is needed, and bring more online as soon as required. Because this pay-for-what-you-use model resembles the way electricity, fuel and water are consumed, it’s sometimes referred to as utility computing.

  • Platform-as-a-Service is defined as a set of software development tools hosted permanently on the provider’s infrastructure. Software developers create applications on the provider’s software and hardware infrastructure over the Internet. Presently, there are few standards for interoperability and data portability in the cloud. Software developers can encounter issues with data sovereignty and IP ownership with some providers.

  • In the Software-as-a-Service model, the vendor supplies and end-to-end business process supported by the a software product, hardware infrastructure and typically a web-based user portal. Services range from Web-based email to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. Because the service provider hosts both the application and the data, the end user is able to use the service from any computer.

Leveraging our strategic partners at ViFX we are able to analyse, design and execute the end-to-end transformation of your computing environment and ensure that your business is ready for the “Journey to Cloud”.

Transition, Integration and Governance of Cloud solutions

Tomorrow uses a business process led approach to analyse, design and transition your enterprise applications and infrastructure to leverage the economies-of-scale and simplified offerings of these Cloud Computing services.

Working with your business and IT stakeholders, Tomorrow can assess the feasibility, risks and benefits of moving your applications and systems into the cloud, leveraging our experience in Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Project & Program Management and Organisational Change Management.

Tomorrow also ensures that proposed commercial arrangements provide satisfactory protection using our Vendor Management service, including review of outsourcing and software usage agreements – with particular focus on data sovereignty, IP ownership, privacy, source code escrow, availability and business continuity.

Discover how Tomorrow has helped significant New Zealand organisations successfully exploit Cloud Computing capabilities. Contact us on 0800 244 776.

 

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