Anwar Masih, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at A.T.M Management Consulting eloquently describes the Transformational Cloud / Hybrid-cloud as the essential enabler for realising your wider Digital Strategy & Transformation and achieving ‘Cost Advantage’. For example, if Cloud Strategy & Architecture is correctly selected & deployed it could typically give your organisation 30-40% cost savings over the traditional in-house physical infrastructure model. So, the cost savings that can be realised from Cloud Strategy & Architecture deployment, your organisation can focus these scarce Financial Resources to achieve your wider Digital Strategy & Transformation.
At A.T.M, we believe Transformation Cloud Strategy & Architecture to ensure Global Access from ‘any where’ to company’s information & data by the authorised people & partners that is absolutely an uninterrupted and seamless in a secure & compliant, and in a most cost-effective manner. By leveraging the latest Cloud-driven Intelligent Automation this can be achieved through the implementation of ‘flexible & future-proof’ modern, scalable Cloud / Hybrid Cloud Architecture that can support existing applications, infrastructure, networks & interfaces in order to secure & enhance your organisations Digital Assets (Data & Information). This of course will require that your organisation can develop a robust migration to Cloud Strategy while protecting your existing business services & operations. Logically categorise, plan & prioritise migration targets to reduce the Cloud Transition Timescales, including:
- Consolidate - multiple legacy infrastructure Server/Storage/Networks on a ‘fit-for-purpose’ Target Cloud Platform that would significantly reduce your existing
‘foot-print’ and ongoing operating costs. Consolidate existing ‘end-points’ to a fewer end points ‘where possible’ (less ‘end points’ less maintenance, and
configuration & change management)
- Flexible & Robust Cloud-based Architecture = Enabling Future Digital Transformation Capabilities - ensure Cloud Architecture & Design is robust enough that
is capable of supporting & adopting and compatible with your existing legacy interfaces as well as emerging ‘Digital Interfaces’. Seamless integration between
connected interfaces delivering improved user experience. Robust Cloud Architecture can support your existing/current Business Service Requirements for
Database Synchronisation & Replication and Database Performance as per your current & future Digital Strategy requirements. Seek opportunities for
improvement ‘where possible’ to improve Performance, Availability and Reliability metrics.
- Simplify & Standardise – adopt ‘best practices’ industry standards, reduce complexity and increase productivity & efficiency through improved configurations,
provisioning, commissioning processes and CICD/DevOps tools using a flexible Cloud Platform supporting parallel change environment, Agile and DevOps
release management principles ‘where possible & applicable’.
- Deliver ‘Value-for-Money’ – your ‘as-is’ physical setup unlikely to achieve this outcome due to your inflexible Infrastructure & Data Centers that are prone to continual Capex investment requirements in order to ‘keep-it-in-life’ supported in order to Protect your ‘as-is’ Business Services. The right Transformational Cloud Strategy & Architecture can give you the possibility of ‘Evergreen Cloud infrastructure’ e.g. no more recurring Capex Investment. The Capex savingsthat you can make from the avoided investment, you can refocus on in your Digital Strategy & Transformation that can give you the Competitive-Edge.
At A.T.M Strategic Management Consulting, we are passionate that every element of your Transformational Cloud Strategy & Architecture what we design and
implement, it is tightly aligned with your specific Business Strategies & Objectives. The Cloud Strategies we design are always people-centric NOT technology-centric - based on our unequivocal belief that people must be at the heart of the entire technology & infrastructure design process, deployment & end-to-end integration with all the business & operational processes.