Cloud

Cloud Readiness

When is your business ready for cloud computing? It all depends on your company’s existing IT environment. Shreyan Advisory’ cloud adoption program is one of the most comprehensive out there, and can help you build a robust roadmap of adopting a sound cloud strategy for your business. For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Shreyan Advisory’ cloud computing solution makes immediate economic sense. The cloud has already won the economic argument with in-house IT solutions because it offers more access and capabilities to IT resources and expertise than most SMBs could ever afford with an in-house solution, at tremendous cost savings.

On the other hand, larger businesses should adopt cloud computing in a phased approach. If the assets owned by an enterprise are largely underutilized, then there’s less momentum to shift to the cloud as long as those assets can be made use of over time without the need for IT staff additions. Even in such a scenario, however, using cloud computing concepts to virtualize in-house IT solutions and provide cloud technology as services (an internal cloud) can be more cost effective than the conventional IT model of providing discrete technology silos.

Creating an internal cloud is more about changing how the IT function is managed and the culture than it is about transforming technology. Within many organizations, there is still hardware that is dedicated to distinct units. As services in each business unit must be provisioned for maximum usage, almost 75 percent of that capability is left unused most of the time. There are individual budgets for hardware and software for each business unit. Additionally, each business unit decides independently about which hardware and software to purchase, the number of licenses it needs, and many more. As a result, these resources are not well optimized across the entire business because a huge chunk of computing capacity is tied up in dedicated, underutilized hardware.

An internal cloud will comprise virtualized resources and each business unit will purchase only that capacity it can utilize, when it needs it. Because of the cloud’s scaling capabilities, the whole organization can be served using fewer resources at reduced costs. There will hardly be any need for surplus capacity because it is extremely rare that the business units will need peak capacity simultaneously, and peak capacities can be planned for in advance and delivered on an as-needed basis.

Key considerations when assessing cloud readiness

The following are the essential considerations for businesses and organizations to ponder when assessing cloud readiness:

  • Establishing the business drivers behind the shift toward cloud computing.
  • Understanding how ready your organization is for the cloud.
  • Setting up an infrastructure based on open standards.
  • Creating an exhaustive roadmap towards realizing cloud for your enterprise.

 

Cloud Services Analyzer

Why choose Shreyan Advisory as your solution when it comes to borderless applications?  If you didn’t know, these applications are web applications that depend on services that are beyond their geographic and organizational ‘borders’, such as browser features, style of coding, among others. However, it is primarily dependent on the performance of services it utilizes. Each service’s effect on the application’s performance is influenced by that of other services and is not linear. Shreyan Advisory knows it is not practically feasible to use a single user experience to demonstrate the combined effect of all these factors. Rather, the Cloud Performance Analyzer focuses on services frequently used in deployed applications.  We offer complete web and cloud services for your business.  Keep reading to find out what we can offer you with a Cloud Performance Analyzer solution.

 

Methodology

At Shreyan Advisory, the main focus of our Cloud Performance Analyzer is to center on visualizing the borderless application’s dynamic nature of performance from the perspective of a geographically diverse user community. Web transactions are run uninterruptedly against a reference application that is implemented to a single hosting site that is globally accessible. At Shreyan Advisory, we only use the best: Compuware’s global network of instrumented transaction agents (Gomez Performance Network) is used to run the web transactions. The data retrieved from these agents is aggregated into a cloud performance database. Users are able to manipulate the data from the cloud performance database at Shreyan Advisory using the Cloud Performance Analyzer.

 

Reference Application 

At Shreyan Advisory, our reference application is meant to be a model proxy for the type of applications being implemented using web and cloud services by practitioners. Precisely, a reference application comprises four features bundled in a trivial two-page catalog website. These include:

  • Static content in form of text and images of different sizes
  • Mash-content from the usual map providers
  • Adverts from commercial ad companies
  • Analytics

The deployment of this reference application can be done without any adjustments to either IaaS or PaaS service providers. It can easily exploit edge caching delivery services available from several providers. Static content contained in the reference application’s two pages is of different sizes and types. This helps to preclude any chances of favoring any specific edge-caching content delivery network (CDN) provider. The complexity of the reference application is enough to mimic an actual e-commerce application, thus preventing the dangers of micro-benchmarks. However, the application is also simple enough to be easily understood and deployed. The first page of the reference application includes small, static images dotted with text. On the second page, there’s a single large image (approximately 1MB), an advert provided by an ad service, and a map supplied by a map service. Both pages contain embedded analytics.

Contact Shreyan Advisory @ sales@shreyanadvisory.com today to find out how we can service all your Cloud-based needs.

 

Cloud-based Mobile Device Management

Mobile tablet computing devices and Smartphones make up a considerable and growing portion of the corporate computing budget. Most companies, particularly small to medium sized ones, have been managing their mobile devices using on-premise solutions. However, the growing trend now is for organizations to adopt cloud-based mobile device management. Shreyan Advisory’ Cloud-based Mobile Device Management offers businesses the best-in-class solutions for their global mobility needs and top-notch support that negates the need to boost IT resources internally. In this article, we’ll look at the challenges companies face with corporate mobile computing and the benefits of using Shreyan Advisory’ cloud-based mobile device management.

 

Challenges for Organizations

Securing Data and Mobile Devices – Mobile devices are increasingly able to retrieve and store confidential corporate data through a host of applications, including emails. With their increasing level of sophistication, mobile devices can now hoard personal data and passwords, and this creates a substantial amount of security risks if the device is lost or stolen.

Managing Mobile Computing Costs – If there are no suitable controls for managing mobile devices, organizations risk unforeseen and odd mobile device service charges that may arise from unofficial roaming or extraordinary data and text use.

Mobile OS and Device Diversity Support – There is a variety of mobile devices and supporting operating systems in use today, such as Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, iOS, among others. Additionally, employees may carry non-corporate mobile devices into the organization, which only serves to add to the complexities of the IT department.

Benefits of Cloud-based Management

Minimal or No Setup Time – One of the leading advantages of cloud-based solutions is that availability is already there in the cloud. This means that the setup time is greatly reduced, and the service provider will carry out most of the setup.

Reduced Setup Costs – There will hardly be any need to purchase new servers, switches and the like. IT departments routinely run on constrained budgets, therefore, introducing a solution at low setup costs can be a breather for the IT manager.

Pay-as-you-go Service – Cloud-based solutions offer a range of pecuniary advantages. In addition to low setup costs, you will also save on upfront costs. So, your operating costs will be much lower if you had 50 devices than if you had 100 devices.

Remote Administration – There’s no need for the admin to log into a machine on the local company network. He can lock out a lost or stolen device even while on holiday overseas.

Withdraw Service Anytime You Want – The beauty with Shreyan Advisory’ cloud-based solutions is that you can pull the plug on the service as and when you wish. You don’t have to concern yourself with disposing of certain things. On the other hand, decommissioning an on premise service can be a nightmare.

You can take advantage of these benefits and more with Shreyan Advisory’ managed cloud-based service. Shreyan Advisory’ ever increasing Cloud Centers ensure rapid service deployment and growth to support incremental mobile device users. 

Cloud-based on-demand mobile device management is certainly the way for the future, and with the enterprise leading the drive to the cloud, there are much more ways companies stand to benefit.