Everyone is heading to the cloud because, essentially, it makes business easier. Cloud services let companies ramp up capacity as they need it, run high-powered applications and expand and contract IT resources as they need them — whether it’s with partners, employees, or customers. But with this awesome technology, there’s also been some head-scratching challenges. Now, there are actually some solutions.

 

Today most business applications are cloud based — whether it’s email, logistics or vendor interactions. The cloud has become almost totally integrated into our lives and our businesses, but that also means we’re running on different clouds at once. Because of this, three major problems have emerged for enterprises because they work across multiple clouds.

1. Costs begin to rise
While on one hand, businesses are getting access to great applications that all the different vendors have to offer and they can ramp capacity as they need it, they also have to manage those multiple cloud connections, which we call ‘cloud islands’ in the industry.

This is when costs begin to get out of hand. Companies, in part, move to the cloud in the first place because it is cost effective and helps streamline other processes. When all the clouds you need to use for different applications start costing a lot of time, money and energy to maintain — the advantages of cloud come into question.

2. Managing the connections gets out of hand

Not only do enterprises have to manage the costs of their cloud connections (in both time, energy and money) they also have to manage the compatibility and standardization issues that arise when working across private, public and hybrid clouds. The other problem is that user application experience is also jeopardized, whether it’s with employees or customers. That leads us into the last issue.

3. Dealing with unpredictable performance
Alongside dealing with possible fragmentation which affects employee and customer application experience, the cloud can also present connection issues. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the outages that happen with the cloud. While in the grand scheme of things the cloud is pretty predictable, outages do occur. And when a business runs across multiple clouds, well, that increases their chances of dealing with an outage.

The challenges facing the cloud are pretty recent because cloud technology is new itself. So, while not all enterprises are facing these issues now, they soon will be. As we begin to work across multiple cloud islands for our business and IT needs, it’s just inevitable. The solution we mentioned? Well, that’s CAP, our Cloud Application Performance. It targets these three biggest issues facing the cloud today by making it easier to navigate, cheaper, and more reliable than ever. Plus, CAP comes with fixed, predictable and transparent pricing — giving businesses more control. It’s never been easier to connect to the cloud — or connect your multiple cloud islands, for that matter. Want to learn more? Shoot us an email at info@custom-connect.com

 

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