A good storekeeper prepares his shop before opening each day, and cleans it up at night for the next day. Why should your organization be any different? Running daily health checks ensures that your end-users have a good experience when ramping up in the morning, and that they don’t experience any outages throughout the day.
It's no secret that many businesses are already moving their productivity applications to the cloud, or they are considering it at least. In Microsoft's latest earning release, for instance, the company reported a whopping 114% rise in business cloud revenues in the second quarter of its fiscal year alone. That growth is being driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamic CRM Online adoption, and represents an annualized revenue run rate of $5.5bn.
Most of the time, when a company moves mailboxes from an old system to a new one, the main reason of this process is to improve the quality of service (QoS). To achieve this goal, the new architecture has to be more robust and to offer more services, knowing that the design needs to match with the current needs of the business.
The constant availability and performance of Messaging and Collaboration applications is business-critical.
Now that you've moved some of your applications to the Cloud, people count on you to deliver Microsoft Hybrid & Office 365 services — and keep them running for optimal working productivity. But limited visibility and no having a unified set of tools to manage and support them, creates big challenges that stand between you and your objectives.
According to IDC, global expenses in the Public Cloud should be multiplied by 2 in the next 4 years to reach 177 billiards in 2018. That is an average yearly increase rate of 30% in 4 years.
Congratulations you are now part of an every-day growing community of organizations who have moved to the Cloud! As most of your pairs, I guess you moved some aspects of your environment into the cloud, while keeping either part of all your implementation in-house.
By now, the benefits of leveraging the public Cloud to run critical business applications are widely known. Lower and predictable subscription-based costs, increased performance due to virtualization and automation technologies, and the outsourcing of tedious management and maintenance tasks to a third-party are among the reasons that many businesses are already making the move. And, IT administrators are increasingly under pressure from management and various lines of business they serve to lower TCO by outsourcing at least some workloads, including Microsoft Exchange, to third-party hosted infrastructures.
In spite of cloud technologies, hybrid deployments being talked on by experts … around the coffee machines, the truth is that we all know how complex these deployments are. Even worse, lack of comprehensive planning will result in higher costs, delays and management being unhappy.