Cloud Computing Overview
At its core, cloud computing is simply computing services available over the internet. And that’s about where it stops being simple!
Your infrastructure, development platform and software can all live in “the cloud.”
For as many cloud applications, there also seem to be as many cloud providers. And not to mention a mind-dizzying array of acronyms and buzzwords.
Despite its complexity, the importance of cloud computing continues to grow, as there are many benefits of cloud computing for business. Some of the most common cloud advantages include reducing costs, increasing security, expanding their global reach and accelerating innovation.
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Our team is experienced in a variety of cloud computing solutions, such as cloud migration strategy, cloud migration services and cloud-native design and development.
As a full-service business consulting and technology solutions company, we also can provide integrated solutions that complement technical cloud work. For instance, our change management services help businesses manage the process and workforce changes that come with moving to the cloud.
Finally, we offer a full range of support for leading-edge technologies such as IoT and Big Data. We have helped companies develop everything from small proof of concepts to full production implementations allowing them to innovate quicker and cheaper by leveraging the cloud.
#1 – Define Cloud Priorities
We help clients outline the key drivers, business case and actionable strategies that help the organizations adopt cloud computing as an operating model and a technology.
- Cloud Migration Strategy
- Business Case Definition
- Migration Planning
- Tool / Vendor Selection
#2 – Design Cloud Adoption Plan
Cloud is more than vendors and tools. We work with you to assess the suitability of your applications for the cloud, select the right platforms, and define an adoption plan for transformation and growth.
- Security Model
- Management & Monitoring
- Organization Change Management
#3 – Accelerate Cloud Innovation
Cloud has become the default platform for innovation. We help clients become cloud-native by embracing new technology that has never had an on-premises version—nor ever will.
- Cloud-native Design & Development
- Application Modernization
- Connected Products & IoT
- Conversational UI & Chat Bots
- AI & Machine Learning
#4 – Optimize Cloud Operations
It’s no longer enough to simply deploy a collection of cloud services. We help clients scale, manage and monitor cloud platforms to maximize productivity, security, and compliance.
- Cloud Migration Services (“Lift and Shift”)
- Data Center Migration
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
- DevOps Implementation
Once a company decides to move to the cloud, one of the hardest decisions they will make is choosing a vendor. There is no right or wrong answer here, as the decision depends on your companies specific needs and whether you are looking for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS or all three.
Meet Practice Leaders
Carmen Fontana co-leads Centric’s Cloud Services practice, as well as coordinates our Artificial Intelligence offerings across the company. With nearly twenty years of experience, her zen is when innovation meets data-driven decision making. Get to know Carmen.
William “Bill” Klos, a Senior Architect, co-leads Centric’s Cloud Services practice. William’s career has spanned many aspects of computing and at times has architected solutions from the perspective of data, networking, enterprise, and security – but is primarily an application architect. Get to know Bill.