The recent impact of Covid-19 has caused Governments to close non-essential work environments, pushing employees to work from home. For many organisations this presents an unprecedented challenge, of having the right technology in place to enable employees to continue their work and their level of output, whilst putting a much greater strain on finite maintained hardware.
One solution for meeting these new demands is a carefully designed Cloud remote working solution, allowing workers to get online rapidly and with full capacity using limited local hardware such as a laptop. It provides organisations the ability to create and assign virtual desktops and applications, utilising extensions of existing Active Directory credentials for management. In this series of blogs, I will look at what it takes for a business to successfully implement a journey to cloud.
This post will focus on companies who have historically never felt the need for cloud services and help them understand how straight forward it is to implement cloud-based technology. With the right people and skills, this does not have to be difficult. To cover the basics, we’ve put together 6 steps on the journey to cloud.
Step 1: Architecture Review & Design
We begin by performing a review of the current architecture and applications used by the target population alongside a definition of the requirements of the remote working solution. With a complete understanding of the landscape a Cloud Architect can design a remote working solution which maintains as many of the existing features as possible, while enabling enhanced security and connections to other Cloud services.
Step 2: Select A Solutions Provider
Multiple providers offer solutions in this space. Decisions on which provider to choose, must be made based on multiple factors including hardware requirements, quantity, pricing, duration, shared resources, additional features and more. Both Amazon and Microsoft have services which simplify the process of creating, assigning and managing virtual desktops.
Step 3: Security
Once you’ve decided on the provider, the production of a Cloud solution a base…
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