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Looking for a Flexible, Secure Cloud Offering for your legacy IBM workloads?

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Finding a flexible and secure cloud offering for complex legacy systems isn’t hard if you know where to look…

Planning for business growth requires powerful and infinite computing and no other resource offers flexibility and scalability to match the cloud. The shift from the data center and on-premises hardware to the cloud has enabled business operations to transform. Workforces are mobilized, performance is boosted and applications are released to market with greater ease. All spurring innovation.

On-premises infrastructure remains in place for many organizations; especially those that operate in heavily regulated industries or are running legacy or complex applications.

The simpler choice for these organizations is the move to a private cloud infrastructure. But who thinks the simplest is necessarily the best choice?

Private Cloud…

Dedicated to the needs and goals of a single organization, the private cloud offers direct control and meets security and regulatory compliance requirements.

The management of the private cloud architecture is in the business’ hands – great for control but this can come at a cost. A company may have to reorganize or increase its IT staff to maintain the network infrastructure and hardware, which takes precious time and focus away from other IT priorities.

The data flow can be limited and productivity restricted if the private cloud can only be accessed from within the corporate network. Plus capacity is often difficult to plan for.

This can mean that businesses tend to over-invest, which inevitably becomes very costly in terms of under-utilized resources during times of low demand.

…or Public Cloud

The public cloud offers economies of scale with resources on-demand at affordable prices; simply lease for a monthly fee from an external provider, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or IBM Cloud.

The huge advantages include scalability, reliability during peak times, and network automation capabilities.

But it’s expensive for larger enterprises who want to utilize a lot of compute power to fuel their complex business processes and new AI-driven technologies.

And without direct control, you have to trust the third party provides the security and regulatory compliance you need.

How to achieve the best of both Private and Public Cloud?

That’s where the Tectrade PowerCloud comes in.

Recognizing that there’s not a “one size fits all” solution for everything, we enable you to take your business-critical operations to the cloud with the right services and infrastructure for your applications.

Tectrade integrates multi-cloud environments securely at wire speed. We mitigate risk and simplify compliance.

Unlike on-premises private clouds, your cost base is not dictated by peak requirements. Our PowerCloud enables you to move to a fully OPEX on-demand model, meaning that you avoid paying for unused compute.

Legacy systems can even benefit from progressive cloud technologies ‘as a service’ – accelerating approval of costs and making the business more agile.

With speed, cost and security in the cloud addressed, it’s time to focus on business growth by allowing for innovation.

In today’s digital world, this can only be achieved by freeing IT teams up to focus on what’s going to make a difference to your business, adding value to systems and services and making you more profitable.