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Cloud Infrastructure Modernization: Update the Way Your Business Operates

Cloud Infrastructure Modernization: Update the Way Your Business Operates

Are you still doing things the old way? 

Many organizations across industries are stalled by their legacy technology that is limiting their business processes and operations.  

Outdated technology is resulting in an outdated way of working. 

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Businesses can’t meet the needs of their employees and customers who want more modern, simplified, intuitive, and streamlined experiences. 

Organizations face roadblocks to delivering exceptional customer and employee experiences because their infrastructure can only accommodate traditional ways of working. 

Companies must modernize their infrastructure and update their systems and technologies to meet the requirements of a new digital-intensive world.  

But the problem is that: 

  • Companies don’t have the experience to modernize. 
  • Decision-makers are often caught up in their responsibilities and don’t have time to learn how to modernize. 
  • Organizations don’t have the support of experts who can help them effectively lead their infrastructure modernization.  

We at CloudServus want to bring attention to this widespread scenario by showing companies what it means to modernize your infrastructure in the cloud. 

Roadblocks to a Secure, Automated, & Connected Business 

Are you still doing things the old way?  

Most businesses have systems and technology they implemented in the past that were working at the time. But now, because of technologies like the cloud, there is a better way of working. They must leave their old technologies and systems behind and reimagine their operations.  

In today’s business environment, companies must: 

  • Meet the needs of new hybrid remote work models.  
  • Enhance productivity and collaboration.  
  • Facilitate the use of new tools and devices.  
  • Enable and develop new applications.  
  • Create a fully connected work environment.
  • Accommodate complex and demanding workflows

Businesses are becoming more sophisticated and globally connected, and people are using new applications to do their job. This technology is designed to make their lives easier, like collaborating in Microsoft Teams, sharing files in Microsoft Sharepoint Drive, or utilizing Azure Active Directory (AD) to manage users.  

But the problem is that businesses are still locked into their old infrastructure environment, and it’s not built to enable applications like Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Sharepoint Drive, or Azure Active Directory.  

Businesses often have many on-premise dependencies, making workflows overly complicated. They commonly have physical systems like legacy domain controllers or Private Branch Exchange (PBX) phone systems. All of their data and technologies are connected by their physical location - like an office workspace.  

For companies like our client, Rodriguez Transportation Group (RTG), a roadway civil engineering firm, operating in this traditional capacity was the best way to go 20 years ago when they started. But today, this results in security constraints, additional vendor contract lock-ins, and the need for more IT personnel to manage.  

For example, RTG spent hundreds of thousands of dollars due to constant security breaches, multi-year Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) contracts, and in-house IT teams to manage their infrastructure.  

Businesses like RTG get stuck using an on-premises active directory, and they have to physically network their servers together, like connecting their offices and computers inside the office building to share directory information, which is inefficient and can cause security constraints.  

RTG, like many businesses, are ready to modernize their cloud infrastructure by: 

  • Updating their security to protect sensitive data and proprietary information by using Microsoft Zero Trust and Microsoft Intune.  
  • Accommodating new cloud-based collaborative remote workflows by seamlessly integrating Microsoft Intune, which manages identities, apps, and devices with Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory (AD). 
  • Migrating files to Microsoft Sharepoint so teams can store, share, and collaborate on documents.  

It sounds easy enough to modernize your infrastructure in the cloud in this scenario. Still, the actuality is that organizations can spend years trying to realize their modernization vision for the future of their company.  

But they can’t bring their vision to fruition because they don’t have an experienced team of cloud modernization professionals to help them get there.  

That’s why we, at CloudServus, created this company. We want to help you and other businesses realize their vision for their company's future and effectively guide your cloud infrastructure modernization by explaining exactly what that means and how to do it.   

How to Create a Secure & Connected Cloud Infrastructure 

Businesses often hesitate to modernize their infrastructure in the cloud because technology and business transformation can cost a lot of money. However, companies like RTG can realize the benefits of their cloud infrastructure modernization in the form of cost savings, enhanced productivity, and creating a future-ready foundation that is flexible and adaptable to evolving technology requirements.  

It’s important to realize that a cloud infrastructure modernization can sound complex, but this can be implemented in just weeks or a few short months with the right knowledge and experience. 

“For the past four years, we’ve gone through three or four separate IT vendors. Until I met CloudServus, I couldn’t find anyone or any IT group that really knew how to manage our cloud transformation into Azure Active Directory and make it work,” says Steve Davidson, CFO, RTG. 

But essentially, modernizing your cloud infrastructure: 

  • Enables your business to operate in the cloud so that employees can use the devices and the applications they like.  
  • Your business can access and use data to improve decision-making.  
  • Employees can work with more flexibility, such as hybrid remotely.   

Also, your customers benefit from interactions built in the cloud because they can experience more seamless and intuitive interactions with your business, such as easier file sharing, contractual processes, or financial transactions. 

So CloudServus’ experts review a client's existing operating environment, such as by a cloud security assessment, cloud migration, and Azure modernization, and identify barriers and solutions to cloud modernization. 

For example, using our client RTG, one security breach cost them $400,000 trying to fix damages that ultimately couldn’t be repaired. They couldn’t find one IT group or managed partner to guide their cloud modernization because none of them could approach security as a foundation for the modernization.  

We helped them implement a zero trust security environment with Microsoft Zero Trust and Intune because if you can secure your devices, data, and applications, you have a foundation to innovate.  

We then moved RTG away from their on-premise active directory, which was managed by a physical box in the organization's office space, into Azure AD. Now they can easily manage users and authentication processes.  

After that, we helped them move away from vendor MSP or ISP contract lock-ins, switching to Spectrum Business Class Cable Modems, which saved them $9,000 a month by cutting network administration costs.  

We even decommissioned their old company laptops, issuing new laptops set up to accommodate a new cloud-based working method. All they have to do is open those new laptops up, and it starts downloading all their applications, workflow customizations, and encryptions. 

Now RTG can easily collaborate in a secure cloud environment, and productivity is at an all-time high because employees can use the devices and applications they want from any location. They are also saving a substantial amount of money by reducing vendor and IT personnel dependency. 

Best of all, they have a resilient foundation that’s prepared for a future of new technology. 

Only a Few Weeks to Cloud Infrastructure Modernization 

Now, we get it.  

Every company is different and requires a unique personalized approach to its cloud infrastructure modernization. But you’d be surprised how many organizations we’ve encountered experiencing similar issues as our client, RTG. 

We’re here to help guide your business every step of the way for your unique cloud infrastructure modernization, and we hope this story helps you understand that with an experienced partner, you can modernize your infrastructure in the cloud in a matter of weeks or a few short months. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us at CloudServus, we can help to effectively navigate your cloud infrastructure so your business can focus on what they do best in their respective industry.  

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