Itransition’s cloud experts help enterprises across industries improve their existing cloud infrastructures or build new ones from scratch, supporting their digital transformation and efficiency improvement initiatives.
Cloud infrastructure market state
enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2022
Synergy Research Group
CAGR of the global cloud infrastructure market from 2021-2030
of the cloud infrastructure services market was controlled by AWS in Q4 2022
IaaS market segment growth in 2023
Cloud infrastructure components
There are four key components making up a typical full-scale cloud infrastructure:
A cloud network is a collection of computing devices to communicate and exchange data through special communication protocols. Physical and virtual tools such as routers, load balancers, and switches provide the connection between individual network elements, and cloud providers build their abstractions around physical elements to provide more robust, unified, and secure connectivity.
Cloud storage is a network file resource that allows an enterprise to securely store large amounts of data on a remote server in the form of files, tables, objects, or blocks and transfer it to other cloud destinations. Moreover, they can ensure data safety in case of system downtimes by distributing it across data centers in different regions. Since setup and maintenance are the responsibilities of a cloud provider, cloud storages are easy to implement. Post-deployment, an enterprise gets access to convenient interfaces and automation tools using generally accepted and standardized protocols to easily manage their cloud without the need for complex app and system configuration.
A server is a device (physical server) or a computer program (virtual server) that processes requests from various network nodes. An integral part of cloud infrastructure, a server can perform various tasks, and allocating computing resources, hosting containers, and empowering cloud-managed service solutions are some of them. Coupled with additional software components, servers act as an intermediate computational layer between hardware resources and the cloud service itself, providing users with virtual versions of hardware resources.
The cloud infrastructure also includes security mechanisms that help encrypt data in storage and transit, detect malware, and authenticate and authorize users. In addition, when using the cloud, enterprises can define service roles to provide employees and clients with granular access to data, further enhancing data security.
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Our cloud infrastructure services
Itransition offers a full range of cloud infrastructure services, including professional advisory, cloud migration, and integration.
We help enterprises comprehensively assess their existing infrastructures, determine their cloud readiness, and create an actionable cloud adoption strategy.
We develop detailed cloud migration strategies, determine the right migration tools and technologies, and help validate migration success after the project ends.
We integrate cloud solutions with other on-premises or cloud applications to create more efficient infrastructures and enable seamless data exchange.
Top cloud infrastructure platforms
The top five cloud computing platforms companies can use to empower their cloud infrastructure include:
- Machine learning enablement
- Built-in data encryption
- Serverless cloud functionalities
- IoT-based development
- Enterprises that aim to implement emerging technologies such as ML and IoT
- Enterprises that require support for multiple programming languages and operating systems
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Essential qualities of a cloud infrastructure
An effective and reliable cloud infrastructure must have the following characteristics:
Cloud infrastructure should ensure round-the-clock availability of cloud computing resources for the enterprise because the continuity of operations depends on it. To prevent potential downtime, enterprises can distribute workloads among several providers and set up regular data backups.
While cloud hosting is often considered more secure than an on-premise approach, still no cloud infrastructure is secure by default. To guarantee the security of corporate and user data, enterprises should regularly audit their cloud infrastructure, regardless of a specific platform provider.
Easy to maintain
Although maintaining cloud resources is not easy, it should not be a burden for businesses. To facilitate cloud management, enterprises can adopt various automation tools that help create test environments, install patches, and perform other tasks without human involvement.
Cloud infrastructure benefits
By shifting to a cloud infrastructure, enterprises can achieve the following business advantages:
Enterprises can smoothly scale their cloud infrastructures on demand, increasing or decreasing usage of computing resources like storage, computing power, or networking capabilities.
Decreased IT costs
By moving workloads to the cloud, businesses can naturally reduce the costs of purchasing and maintaining physical data centers, servers, and other hardware.
With a cloud infrastructure in place, an enterprise can easily adopt emerging technologies, be it artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, or robotic process automation, as physical infrastructure’s capabilities no longer limit it.
Working with a cloud infrastructure, employees and clients can access corporate data and systems from anywhere, anytime, which fosters collaboration and leads to improved business performance.
Cloud infrastructure considerations
To access the benefits of cloud computing, enterprises should take into account a number of challenging aspects.
Managing cloud costs
As an enterprise uses increasingly more cloud solutions and services, the total cost of cloud usage can rise significantly.
Enterprises can analyze services pricing and optimize cloud usage spending continuously by using frameworks like FinOps, which is a management practice and a set of AWS tools for documenting and analyzing cloud operations and identifying and optimizing cloud costs.
Running multi-cloud environments
Using computing services from multiple providers can make the infrastructure highly complex, costly, and unmanageable.
An enterprise can initiate a series of training sessions to teach its IT staff to manage the multi-cloud infrastructure more effectively; in addition, an enterprise can resort to third-party managed IT services and delegate maintenance tasks to professionals.
Allocating the right talent
Creating and maintaining a large-scale cloud-based infrastructure requires a wide range of skills and qualifications, from cloud architectures and project managers to DevOps and database engineers.
To close the skill gap, an enterprise can hire a cloud consultant and augment its workforce with third-party professionals.
Ensuring cloud security
Although enterprises can delegate this task to a vendor, managing cloud security still remains a shared responsibility in a private or hybrid cloud model.
Enterprises should regularly audit their cloud infrastructures to identify potential loopholes, fix them, and tailor corporate cloud security policies.
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