Governments and their agencies across the world are moving to the Cloud — putting data, applications and services on the web in a quest for increased speed and convenience. But legacy IT can mean big expenses when it comes to cloud migration.
While it makes sense to adopt cloud-based solutions in a world where digital citizens expect services and information to be always accessible, it’s important to consider the right mix of cloud and on-premises.
TREND TO HYBRID
A one-size-fits-all cloud approach usually fails to cover the specific needs of each application and often overshadows the original business drivers, therefore mapping your applications to the most suitable IT environment can be tricky without the right strategy.
For newer application developments, you may well benefit from the flexibility of the public or private cloud. But for some legacy applications, it may be too costly or difficult to transfer to a cloud environment and may pose a greater security risk. As such, it’s probably better to keep them on-premises.
A few years ago, the public cloud ruled supreme because it enabled quick application deployment and pay-as-you-go billing. The cloud promised more flexibility and lower cost, but the reality was a little different, as the struggle to get anticipated savings never matured. Today ‘controlling cloud costs’ is a huge priority for public cloud users.
THE NEW, HYBRID REALITY
This is why today, cloud-first is dead, and hyper-converged infrastructure is a new reality. Hybrid Cloud combines onsite infrastructure with public and/or private cloud environments.
Using a hybrid solution means you can fine-tune your cloud environment to match your requirements, and precisely deliver the benefits you need the most. This is critical for governments that need to manage legislative compliance while enabling more open access to data, for instance.
With the right mix of these qualities, your organisation will find that cloud-like, on-premises solutions will work effectively alongside your cloud environment. The result? A seamless environment that’ll only serve to accelerate the impact you have on citizens.
AGILE AUTOMATION ENHANCES PRODUCTIVITY
The need for increased legislative compliance and security has caused complexity to grow incrementally — and most of this responsibility falls on the IT department. Yet data centre managers and IT personnel are also expected to be agile, dealing with day-to-day operations like backups and hardware replacement, while providing developers and operations with more simplified and automated solutions that increase speed, productivity, and innovation. However, expecting teams to handle all these tasks manually creates undue pressure, and manual intervention is prone to human error. And is time-consuming.
But most every day IT functions can now be handled automatically, with HPE OneView, a single dashboard-based system that makes it simple to deploy and manage today’s complex hybrid cloud infrastructure. Software-defined intelligence enables a template-driven approach for deploying, provisioning, updating, and integrating compute, storage, and networking infrastructure.
LOWER TCO, ENHANCED RESOURCING
Using HPE OneView, IT administrators create a catalogue of workload-optimised infrastructure templates, that allows teams to rapidly and reliably provision compute, storage, and fabric resources. Software-defined intelligence enables automated provisioning with repeatable templates that ensure high reliability, consistency, and control, which all lead to lower operating expenses.
By automating the mundane tasks of IT with HPE OneView, IT resources can be deployed where they are needed most — in support, innovation and development, for more efficient and citizen-centred operation.
HPE is partnering with all levels of government and public services to capitalise on your end-of-year budget and help kick service delivery into high gear for the coming year.
BETTER GEARING, BETTER HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Digital transformation can happen faster and more securely than ever before, with the right strategic technology partner. Put your citizenry first by spending your year-end budget on infrastructure today that enables a better future tomorrow.
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