Growing businesses need flexible cloud environments that can extend and expand with the business
For growing businesses, the ability to adjust and scale infrastructure quickly is critical. A flexible staffing and support model designed for your business needs is crucial for increased value creation. In addition, providing a broad range of capabilities that allow shifts as your organization grows will make scaling the business much easier.
The foundation of a scalable cloud and infrastructure environment is 24/7 operations that provide:
- Monitoring of all cloud and hybrid infrastructure components, utilization, services, and custom monitoring
- Monitoring and management of cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) infrastructure
- Event notification, tracking, response and break-fix
- Execution of established ITIL processes
- Best-of-breed tools
- Proactive maintenance for your environment, including regular infrastructure assessments
- A clear strategy and continual evolution of your environment to meet your portfolio companies growing business requirements
Maintaining operational excellence
While making sure your organization has scalable cloud and hybrid infrastructure is critical to maintaining operations, it is the last thing you need to worry about. Making sure your teams maintain or have access to the deep technical skills and resources necessary to maintain a reliable, predictable, high-performing cloud and technology infrastructure is important.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your cloud and infrastructure environment:
- How stable is your technology environment?
- Do you have an operations center with all the skills necessary to manage a complex cloud or hybrid environment?
- Is your IT team “keeping the lights on” but struggling to execute on key IT initiatives or vice-versa?
- Are you enabling a migration to the cloud (AWS/Azure/Salesforce)?
We have created a quick 6 question self-assessment you can take in a few minutes to get a feel for where your cloud and infrastructure environment stands today. You will receive an instant score. Be sure to scroll down in the window below to see all the answer options for each question.