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CLOUD STRATEGY

Aim for the sky and reach the cloud, faster

Cloud transforms your business and isn’t all or none

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At HGS Digital, we understand that organizations need flexibility to run the right workload, in the right place, and at the right time. We understand that not all workloads, or teams, are ready for the cloud.

We leverage a platform- and vendor-agnostic approach and listen actively to understand the requirements for each workload and team.

From there, we work collaboratively to determine goals, use cases, and the best strategy for success. Common use cases include capacity expansion and flexibility, data center consolidation, security and compliance, and disaster recovery and backup, but we appreciate that you may have completely different reasons for cloud transformation.

Rely on our expertise to avail of the benefits of the cloud, faster.

A clear strategy can address numerous business challenges

As our cloud experts engage in conversations with our enterprise clients, we hear about the challenges they are facing to understand, define, plan for, and deliver digital innovation. While we often find them in different stages of their digital journey, there are some pretty common themes.

Consistently, we hear clients struggling to find solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily, have the flexibility to scale, and make a real user impact. They can’t find or keep quality resources. They face challenges with data storage, management, backup, and recovery. They are worried about security. They are trying to harness both structured and unstructured data. Plus, they are often grappling with directives to reduce spend.

Driving digital innovation while keeping total cost of ownership (TCO) low is not an easy directive. We can help.

Cloud supports innovation

Choose where you run each workload. On-premises, cloud, and multi-cloud workloads can work in unison.

Cloud offers speed to market

Increase productivity by offloading IT complexity. Scale up and down as needed and pay-as-you-go.

Cloud turns CapEx to OpEx

Transform your costs from CapEx to OpEx for predictable spends and TCO savings on average of 40% or more.

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Cloud strategy equips you for AI, IoT, and more

The advent of hybrid cloud models has resulted in a more complex cloud landscape. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to choose the right cloud environments to drive operational efficiencies and allow for IT infrastructure flexibility. The right cloud strategy will help the efficient utilization of other digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, mobility, the gig economy, big data, and IoT.

Our cloud portfolio helps you plan, build, and efficiently manage even in the most unpredictable environments. In an increasingly hybrid cloud culture, we help you cut the noise and optimize homegrown legacy applications. Our IaaS offerings let you react quickly to market changes, effectively manage your enterprise application workloads, and future-proof your cloud applications for consistent ROI.

Our full-service cloud service offerings start with:

  • Defining business objectives and desired outcomes
  • Outlining the cloud architecture and migration strategy
  • Prioritizing workloads
  • Building budgets and internal support
  • Providing cloud vendor selection assistance
  • Developing a cloud center of excellence

From there, our team can assist with Cloud Migration Services, inclusive of DevOps and cloud experts on demand. Once live, our Cloud Managed Services team can help you with the ongoing management of your cloud environment. Our Security Operations Center can help ensure the ongoing safety of your data and your reputation. Vault your organization into the future with HGS Digital.

The time for cloud is now

  • According to Gartner, multi-cloud strategies will reduce vendor dependency for two-thirds of organizations through 2024.
  • Through 2022, Gartner also predicts that insufficient cloud IaaS skills will delay half of enterprise IT organizations’ migrations to the cloud by two years or more.
  • 94% of enterprises already use a cloud service, and two-thirds already have a central cloud team or a cloud center of excellence.
  • 30% of all IT budgets are allocated to cloud computing, and more than $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be affected by the shift to the cloud by 2022.
Pie chart shows cloud strategies will reduces vendor dependency for 2/3 of enterprises through 2024
Cloud with wall clock over it. Lack of in-house skills delay switch to cloud computing through 2022
Circular graph shows 94% of enterprises already use cloud services
Circular graph shows 30% of IT budgets allocated to cloud computing

FAQs

Start by establishing parameters for success. Define what workload(s) need migrating and identify key stakeholders across these workloads. From there, look for executive sponsorship (or another internal champion) and secure funding source(s) for the migration. Identify experts who can help refine your strategies and establish a center of excellence. Please see our blog for more information.
The truth is that they all have their strengths and weaknesses but, as long as you stick to the top four, you should be fine. Which CSP you choose depends on your goals for your workload(s) and how you define success. Our team can work with you to define objectives and select the CSP that is right for you based on your specific needs. Please see our blog for more information.
HGS Digital has well over a decade of success operating and supporting clients in the cloud. Whether you need us to run your cloud migration initiative or just need to tap into our cloud expertise, we can apply the right resources and help bridge gaps. Our team can even help you build strategies and approaches to help grow your internal team’s cloud skills.
While it’s a very common concern that cloud will replace or reduce the value of your IT team, in our experience, it’s actually quite the opposite. Cloud services free up highly skilled IT resources who would have otherwise been bogged down with the ordering, set up, management, and ongoing maintenance of on-prem hardware to now focus on more mission-critical business objectives that drive innovation and positively impact the customer experience.
Yes! In fact, Gartner predicts that “through 2020, public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) workloads will suffer at least 60% fewer security incidents than those in traditional data centers.” Please see our blog for more information.

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Implementing the right cloud strategy, with the right partner, can be a competitive differentiator. Rely on HGS Digital’s experience to help you decide what to do and what not to do. Contact us!