These and other questions were addressed during the Centric webinar Cloud journey - from ambition to transition. This webinar took place on November 25 and was hosted by Mike Wilmot, business development manager at Centric. He discussed the relevance of the cloud, the ideal roadmap and how to get a grip on and keep control of the cloud. He also discussed this with his guests Ronald Israels (principal consultant at Quint and author of the book ‘Digitale diensten regisseren’), Hans Lagaaij (CIO at Sanquin) and Tjerk Melinga (cloud practice lead at Centric). Missed the webinar? This article will get you up to speed with the highlights in no time.
The benefits of the cloud are so obvious that the switch is often seen as an end in itself. But in doing so, you risk shifting "boxes" from a to b. To determine how you can best deploy the cloud, you need to see it as a means to achieve your business objectives. It is important to have a clear idea of why you want to go to the cloud and what you need to do so. Of course, the cloud may not be the best option. For example, in the case of legacy applications, where a transition would be more expensive, or when an application is not cloud-ready. However, there are often few reasons not to make the switch, provided the transition is well thought out.
- Cloud is relevant because of its flexibility, pay per use, security and short time-to-market.
- Cloud is a means to achieve your business goals.
- Provided you have thought it through, there are very few reasons not to move to the cloud.