You spoke, we listened.
Based on our conversations with clients, partners, and fellow cloud experts, CIOs struggle with the decision to transition to cloud, and also how to determine the best cloud deployment model for their business. Here is what we hear are your most pressing concerns.
- Lack of budget / resources to manage a cloud deployment 86% 86%
- Concerns around data privacy and regulatory compliance 95% 95%
- Lack of expertise 90% 90%
- Vendor lock-in 80% 80%
- Ad hoc security configurations 86% 86%
- Bandwidth cost 95% 95%
- Down-time 88% 88%
- Not compatible with on-prem deployments 88% 88%
Choosing a cloud deployment that’s right for you.
Flagship understands that no two customer requirements are alike – especially when it comes to cloud deployments. What might be an optimal approach for one company could be a legal liability for another. Flagship can work with your enterprise IT department to find the approach that meets your unique business needs from both a cost, performance, efficiency, and security / compliance perspective.
A significant advantage of the public cloud is customers only pay for the resources they use. Since Flagship is providing the cloud infrastructure, it is not only easy to deploy, but client’s don’t have to worry about the additional investment of deploying and maintaining the IT infrastructure themselves.
- No investments required to deploy and maintain the IT infrastructure
- High scalability and flexibility to meet unpredictable workload demands
- Free’s up internal IT support resources
- Flexible pricing options
With a hybrid cloud, data and applications move between both a private and public cloud. With a hybrid cloud deployment, companies can enjoy the computing power of a public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud.
Retain control of critical operations
Leverage edge computing
Security of a private cloud with the power and services of a public cloud
Increased operational capacity
Computing power of a public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud
A benefit of a private cloud model is that it provides greater security compared to a public cloud model. With a private cloud model, a single company is the only designated entity that has access to it – making it easier for organizations to customize their resources to meet their own specific IT requirements.
- Maintain better views of infrastructure
- Tighter security controls
- Expanded Managed Services capabilities
- Improved ability to meet compliance requirements
- Minimized need for physical infrastructure
- More customization capabilities to meet specific IT requirements
Multicloud is the use of multiple cloud computing and storage services in a single heterogeneous architecture.
Leverage strengths of multiple cloud providers
Optimize cost and performance
Increased operational capacity
FLAGSHIP’S CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES
Flagship offers cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Don’t know which cloud services is right for you? Sign up for our Cloud Readiness Assessment.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
With it’s IaaS Computing Services, Flagship offers clients a completely virtualized computing infrastructure. Clients enjoy the convenience of a pay-per-use model without having to acquire, manage, and maintain IT infrastructure.
With IaaS Computing Services, Flagship not only manages the physical-end of the infrastructure but offers clients the ability to fully customize these virtualized resources to suit their specific needs. Clients can purchase, install, configure, and manage any software they need to use, including things like operating systems, middleware, applications, business analytics, and development tools.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Increase the speed of development on a ready-to-use platform to deploy applications. PaaS utilizes the same basic infrastructure as IaaS, but it also includes the operating systems, middleware, development tools, and database management systems needed to create software.
Since the platform is accessible over the internet, remote development teams can all access the same assets to speed up product development. For many companies, PaaS can greatly reduce coding time and help companies get their products to market faster.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS utilizes the internet to deliver applications, which are managed by Flagship, to its users. Most of SaaS applications run directly through your web browser, which reduces the need for downloads or installations on the client side.
With SaaS, Flagship will manage all potential technical issues, such as data, middleware, servers, and storage, resulting in streamlined maintenance and support for the business.
Choosing a Cloud Computing model that’s right for you.
The table below illustrates how a move to the cloud can help you significantly free up resources, reduce costs, and become more efficient. Whether you are new to cloud, or trying to figure out whether you would benefit from IaaS, PaaS, SaaS or a combination of them all, Flagship can help. Sign up for our Cloud Readiness Assessment, and let Flagship help you determine how your business would benefit from a migration to the cloud.
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INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IaaS)
PLATFORM AS A SERVICE (PaaS)
SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SaaS)
Your journey to cloud:
Flagship is with you, every step of the way.
Flagship will be with you throughout each step of the cloud onboarding process – ensuring a successful migration to the cloud.
Flagship will be responsible for designing the strategy for data migration, defining cloud-solution requirements, and determining migration priorities and production switchover mechanisms.
Whether you choose to run in a public, private, or hybrid cloud, Flagship will assist you with cloud monitoring services. Flagship can auto-detect and monitors cloud components and help you with monitoring any changes in your cloud environment.
Finally, Flagship will support your ongoing cloud deployment with it’s cloud management services.
CONSIDERING MIGRATING to the cloud? Flagship can help.
Flagship offers a Cloud Readiness Assessment, which provides a 4-step approach to assist businesses in all stages of planning a Cloud Deployment.
Flagship’s cloud experts will work to better understand your current computing environment, unique businesses requirements, and ongoing goals and objectives. With the information obtained in the discovery process, Flagship will work with you to embark on a cloud strategy designed to assist you in meeting your unique business goals quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
STEP 1 - ASSESS YOUR WORKLOADS
Flagship will begin by performing an overall assessment of your business needs and requirements. A wizard-based assessment tool will help to determine if an application is ready to move to the cloud. The assessment determines the possible benefits of moving the workload to the cloud and the ideal infrastructure for the application (public cloud, private cloud or on-premises).
STEP 2 - COMPARE CLOUD PROVIDERS
Flagship will help you to compare cloud providers to decide which infrastructure will make the most sense for the workload based on service levels and costs. Let us help you compare factors including pricing, SLAs, security, and provisioning time.
STEP 3 - CREATE REUSABLE CLOUD BLUEPRINTS
These blueprints can integrate managed services such as backup, security and monitoring. In addition, the patterns are modifiable to fit the specific needs of future developers. The reusability of design patterns means that other DevOps teams can use a predefined and approved pattern.
STEP 4 - ESTIMATE YOUR BILL
Flagship will help you estimate the potential cost of your hybrid cloud deployment.
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