When Covid-19 hit us back early 2020 we didn’t know what to expect and then the bombshell happened of being put into lockdown for the first time at the end of March 2020. Our lives were put on hold with many losing their jobs as business were put under enormous financial restraint with many going under. Fortunately, for a lot of businesses they were able to overcome these closures of office buildings with employees being asked to work from home, but with this came a massive workload shift in how data is handled.
With mass disruption, it is now time that IT departments had a radical rethink on how they deliver their services to the end user. They now needed to be agile, flexible, and reliable to provide these services so the business could survive.
For many organisations this transition was easy as many had already been involved in adopting the cloud as a new form to provision capacity and bandwidth quickly to those new remote users, but for many this wasn’t an option that was easy. Adoption to the cloud has been accelerated during 2020 and into 2021, we are now seeing a seismic shift in how organisations are reviewing their workloads to allow their staff to be more flexible on where and how they work.
There is so much to take into consideration with this shift by implementation, performance, security, and reliability whilst keeping in line with available financial budgets. With a new workflow created through the adoption of cloud services, for example Microsoft Office 365 & Google Workspace, along with cloud storage like AWS and Azure means that organisations may no longer require any on premise solutions and the future of Desktop as a service along with SaaS offerings will continue to grow.
“……not only are we seeing large organisations shift their workloads to the cloud, but through the pandemic we see smaller businesses, from hospitality to retail adopting to an online presence which requires an online presence, which in turn is creating accelerated data growth.” –Alastair Craig, Infrastructure Expert for Example IT
A couple of years ago HPE announced that all of these services would be available by 2022 via a cloud model and how true that has become. Along with GreenLake from HPE we have also seen a surge in other cloud storage platforms like Ctera, Azure and AWS, whilst compute power has also been reinvented with the latest Hyper Converged systems from HPE, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo & Fujitsu. This really is Digital Transformation on a mass scale, not only are we seeing large organisations shift their workloads to the cloud, but through the pandemic we see smaller businesses, ranging from hospitality to retail adopting to an online presence which requires an online presence, which in turn is creating accelerated data growth.
At Example IT we can help you define your strategy for the future as digital transformation is here to stay and we will be here to help you take those steps to a more productive future through technology.