Path to Cloud – IT strategy is a journey not a destination

“Life is a journey not a destination”, the famous quote attributed to the noted American essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson is an apt metaphor for IT strategy when it comes to cloud services. For so long organisations have been sold the cloud “hype cycle” however the reality is many have struggled to migrate to a cloud native infrastructure due to a combination of technical, commercial and organisational barriers.

But what if we’ve been looking at this from the wrong end of the lens all this time? What if instead of focusing on the solution, we first need to focus on the problem?

The elephant in room (next door) here, being your organisation’s on premise datacentre. Increasingly organisations’ finance directors and CIO’s are asking the question: “In light of the steepling costs of energy & maintenance of our on premise datacentre, what strategic advantage do we really get from this facility, particularly when the speed of network communications has increased exponentially over the last decade?”

The answer is none.

However the option of rushing off into a cloudy sunset, is simply not feasible for many businesses and organisations, as many carry significant “technology debt” from a myriad of applications and infrastructure, which simply can’t be migrated to a cloud native environment. For sure many organisations may have roadmaps and strategies to eventually replace those solutions, however, in the meantime, a ticking “cost-bomb” is badly hurting the bottom line.

A “Plan B” is needed.

If organisations are going to reap the benefits of exiting their existing facilities, benefits which include lower operational costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased operational risk and potential opportunities for property rationalisation, a “Plan B” is needed.

Welcome to “Path to Cloud”.

Aspire’s Path to Cloud services can take your organisation on a journey. A journey to realise the benefits of exiting your datacentre. A journey to utilising the right cloud services at the right time. A journey to an organisation with technology fit for the future.

So what is “Path to Cloud” and how do we start realising the benefits?

Path to Cloud is a portfolio of services from Aspire Technology solutions aimed at helping customers exit their ageing, costly, datacentre facilities and migrate their IT services to hosted co-location datacentre services and cloud services.

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With “Path to Cloud” your migration can move at the pace that works for your business and with minimal risk. Initially, IT infrastructure can be “lifted and shifted” from your existing facility in order to realise the business benefits of reduced operational costs, improved resilience and a reduced carbon footprint quickly; With our support, you can then review your IT portfolio to decide which services are candidates for cloud migration, whether that be to public cloud infrastructure or to Aspire’s own Hybrid cloud platform, Aspire Cloud Services.

Aspire also have a wide range of complementary services, such as our Disaster Recovery as a Service and SaaS Protection solutions, to ensure organisations leverage the maximum benefit of their cloud journey. If you are looking to have your hosted and cloud infrastructure managed by our award-winning 24x7x365 service team, then RealCare Cloud & User offers organisations the assurance of a round-the-clock fully managed service.

Want to know where to start?

Our consultancy services can help you assess your current infrastructure and set out a strategic roadmap tailored to your operational needs. Furthermore, our cloud carbon assessment can help you measure the sustainability benefits of your organisation’s transition. As a carbon neutral IT managed services provider ourselves, Aspire can help businesses make significant inroads into greening their IT services.

Ready to start your journey? You can contact us here to discuss your needs further.

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