Cloud Computing: How To Become More Agile (Containerisation, AI and More)

By January 14, 2020Cloud Computing

The way we work is changing – how we communicate, how we do business and what we can offer. And customer expectations are changing too.

But adapting to a rapidly evolving digital landscape is no mean feat – especially for enterprise scale companies. And that’s not the only issue. Change typically means large investments need to be made – in equipment, software, development, training and more.

And with disruptive technologies altering the balance, staying ahead of your competition can result in tangents you never planned – or budgeted – for.

So, what’s the answer?

It’s clear many businesses are facing similar challenges. And that we need to find solutions that are much more efficient to implement.


A new route to digital transformation

The Demand for IT infrastructure to support business is now greater than ever. The method of delivery of this infrastructure has evolved over time – it has also become a lot more disaggregated.

Although there are benefits to be had from the gradual abstraction and isolation of various components, the reality of the situation is, that with any sort of change comes an amount of investment and upskilling.

So, how do we get around this?

The adoption of cloud technologies has really paved the way in terms of increasing agility and efficiency. And there are numerous benefits to the various different service models. From IaaS, through to PaaS and SaaS.

Moreover, businesses are always finding new and more efficient ways to deploy these models, to help create a more agile environment, as well as reduce the amount of dependencies and risk involved.


How cloud technologies are changing

The concept of cloud is nothing new. However, the capabilities of modern cloud technologies – are.

And there has been a huge amount of developments made more recently in the world of cloud, that are really revolutionising the way we work.

Some of these capabilities include:

  • Modern portals and automation for cloud computing
  • The use of containers
  • Cognitive services and AI functions
  • The ability to use cloud-based API engines to connect to data silos
  • The use of cloud-based services for modern app development

And what these capabilities are providing is a digital toolkit – available through the adoption of cloud – that is enabling businesses to be a lot more responsive.

In addition, modern technologies such as containers are allowing for multi-cloud strategies – which have, up until now, been complex to implement, manage and secure.

The use of AI is removing the need to configure your different heads as well as allow you to define how you deliver your stacks.

The ability to connect different data services, to create for example, a singular customer view – which up until now has been difficult to achieve.

Moreover, low-code and no-code app development is offering solutions that are both accessible and easy to use.

Essentially, what you can have is a set of composable IT components which will help you reduce toil, saving you time and money as well as freeing up a lot of your resources.


Find out more

Learn more about best practices in approaching cloud technologies in our 17-page eBook entitled:

How To Build A Cloud Strategy

– a discussion with Evros Head of Enterprise, Martin Carry, Operations Manager, Danny McEntee and CIO Joe Brady.