We’re living in a high-volume, high-velocity information era and businesses are feeling the pressure to adopt, adapt – or die. Not only must they cater to oceans of internal, social, web and customer data, but they also need the expertise, processes and people in place to usher in new ways of doing business that cater to the demands of the 21st century customer. But while transformation in the digital era has become essential for every business, it’s also very much a process.
From an infrastructure perspective, organizations need to look at the technology they have in place and explore ways to better meet the needs of modern customers. This doesn’t mean doing away with internal business operations or hardware and software that works, but it does necessitate putting in place some new systems that more effectively facilitate the digital experience.
Building infrastructure that meets the demands of the customer and the workforce
Scalability is key to startups and SaaS companies that are getting off the ground. You might not need every application feature or the fanciest piece of hardware right off the bat, but you do need something that can be scaled to match your changing requirements. Workforces also need the necessary tools to perform their roles to the best of their ability, which requires businesses to avail technology outside of their local networks. With workers becoming increasingly mobile, your infrastructure needs to meet the average user’s requirement for technology on demand.
New IT infrastructure is changing the game
Today, building in-house systems with expensive servers is both impractical and prohibitive. Thankfully, it’s no longer necessary. New approaches focus on software, as this is at the center of transitioning for successful businesses these days. Gone are the days of clunky hardware expansions, software is the stuff the future is made of and it’s a real game-changer for business technology. At the center of this shift to software-centric IT infrastructure is an explosion of cloud technologies, with public, private, and hybrid cloud platforms being strategically leveraged to prepare young businesses for popularity.
From virtualization to containment
The reimagining of infrastructure started years ago when server virtualization became popular. Tech has since evolved and virtualization is being replaced by something that offers more scalability and flexibility. We’re talking about containers – and they’re taking things to the next level. Containers essentially wrap up entire run-time environments that ensure the continuous deployment of software and continuous delivery to customers. Even when moving across environments, containers are much more lightweight than virtualization technology, as well as easier to build and manage – and they’re OS-agnostic.
Containers help businesses to grow by changing the way IT can provision servers, applications and resources. They are also a core reason so many companies are migrating to the cloud, since they make hardware and operating system dependencies far less of a factor when the time comes to say goodbye to your server room. Flexibility has become the word of the day as businesses are seeking software solutions that allow them to use multiple vendors and harness the benefits of both private and public clouds.
ContainerShip Cloud checks these boxes – it’s a Hosted Multi-Cloud Deployment and Server Automation Platform aimed at enterprises.