They want fast and powerful applications that provide deep analytics, better business processes, and improved insight. And they want this as quickly and painlessly as possible – without adding complexity to their current IT infrastructure or bringing a lot of additional costs in equipment and management.
Looking at that list, the Rolling Stones’ song You Can’t Always Get What You Want comes to mind. I’m sure for some service providers, if a customer was to come to them with this wish list, their initial response would probably be something like, “Is that all? Sure you don’t want dragons and unicorns with that as well?”
But what do some, more forward-looking managed service providers say when a customer comes to them with a wishlist for fast and powerful applications that provide deep analytics, better business processes, and improved insight?
How about when they want all of this as quickly and painlessly as possible without adding complexity to their current IT infrastructure or additional costs in equipment and management? For these leading providers, the answer is, “No problem. How soon would you need that?”
That’s because these leading service providers understand that deploying critical enterprise applications and platforms on premise, using expensive hardware and complex processes, is not the only option out there. And by utilizing powerful and flexible private cloud technologies, these leaders are able to build agile infrastructures that let them give customers a simple and pain-free way to leverage enterprise platforms such as SAP S/4 HANA.
Instead of customized in-house deployments that have long implementation cycles, lots of complex steps and requirements, and, let’s face it, plenty of headaches, providers who use private cloud can quickly spin up enterprise systems for their customers that meet all of their needs, allowing them to focus on business – not enterprise application installations.
In fact, we researched how private cloud empowers organizations and enables them to take better advantage of their IT infrastructure (as seen in the report A Simple Path to Private Cloud), delivering a host of key benefits. For example, 71% of organizations benefit from simpler application management and administration after taking advantage of private cloud technologies.
Businesses today are often stuck in a catch-22. They want the latest and greatest technologies and applications, and they want to be a dynamic and agile organization that can move quickly to be competitive. But they also struggle with high technology costs and stressed IT staffs that don’t need additional projects or complexities thrown at them.
By offering enterprise applications based on private cloud technology, smart providers can give their customers the capabilities and innovations that they need without the added complexities and costs. Or, as the Stones would say, “If you try sometime. You find. You get what you need.”