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Datacenter Cloud Solutions On Premises

Numerous factors are driving us our cloud adoption, according to our internal survey & study conducted by the market research

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For MMFSS, while our motivations vary from Rural to Urban, Businesses of all sizes within our financial sector, services, and rural remote geographies have turned us to cloud services. According to the centrally stored distributed data capture, spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms had grown to us at a 30 per cent compared with 5 per cent growth for overall Mahindra Finance Enterprise IT, giving rise to the dynamic market in the process. Our cloud adoption is accelerating faster than previously anticipated, leading business expectations to forecast of the private cloud strategy and our market size upward by 20 per cent. When we initiated our expectations we are looking at Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), the predictions are the same: fast growth of the workloads placed in the cloud and an increased percentage of our total IT budget going toward cloud computing.

Numerous factors are driving us our cloud adoption, according to our internal survey & study conducted by the market research. "The rural remote Business Impact of the Private Cloud" report compiles insights from interviews of multiple senior decision-makers within the finance functions of various enterprises. The report summarised 11 drivers of cloud adoption along with quantifiable improvements these companies have achieved by deploying cloud services to improve productivity, lower cost, and improve time to market.

Software latest:
With SAAS, the latest versions of the applications needed to run the Business as per current requirements and demands, which are made available to all our internal and external customers as soon as they're released. Immediate upgrades put new features and functionality into our task force executive's hands to make them more productive. What's more, software enhancements are typically released quite frequently. Which pressurise our contrast to homegrown or purchased software that might have major new releases only once a year or so and takes significant time to roll out.
 
Extra with a smaller count: With cloud computing, our subsidiary companies had reduced the size of their own data centres - or eliminate our extra data centre footprint altogether. The consolidation of information and infrastructure have the major reduction of the numbers of servers, the software cost, and the number of staff had significantly reduced IT costs without impacting our internal IT capabilities.

Stretchy Overheads: 
The overall and recurring costs of cloud computing are much more flexible than owned traditional methods. The requirement or demand from the business even in the last minutes, we need to commission the requirements as defined and faster - and thus only pay for - all the sized servers and infrastructure capacity as and when it is needed. More capacity can be provisioned for peak times and then de-provisioned when no longer needed. Traditional computing requires buying capacity sufficient for peak times and allowing it to sit idle the rest of the time.

Enhanced Mobility: the centralised stored Data and distributed channels of data captured for the applications are available to employees no matter where they are in rural and remote parts of our country. The marketing task force Executives can take their work anywhere via smartphones laptops and tablets -roaming through as a retail individual branch or store to check our rural remote customers out, visiting villages and towns to identify our customers in their homes or local gatherings or offices, The task force executives working in the field or at a remote rural locations, etc.

For all time on high Availability: for ease accessibility, Most cloud designs are extremely reliable in providing the timely and costly services, with our expectations maintaining 99.99 per cent uptime. The connection is always on and as long as sales executives have an Internet connection, they can get to the applications they need from practically anywhere. Some other applications even work offline and ensure the availability.

Superior Group effort: All our Cloud applications improve everywhere collaboration by allowing dispersed groups of people to meet virtually and easily share information in real time and via shared storage. This capability can reduce time-to-market and improve diversified product development and rural remote customer service.

Darken computing is additional price valuable: as corporate with multiple subsidiary companies, we don't have to purchase multiple types of equipment and build out and operate a big data centre, to keep all the individual regulator's expectations. We don't have to spend significant money on hardware, facilities, utilities and other aspects of operations. With traditional computing, we can spend millions before it gets any value from its investment in the data centre.

Operating cost can be quickly reduced: During times of recession or business cutbacks, business volumes are not met (like the financial and services industry is currently experiencing), cloud computing offers a flexible cost structure, thereby limiting our exposure.

Flexible capacity: Cloud is the flexible facility that can be turned up, down or off depending upon our requirements Vs demand circumstances. For example, a product head would want to promote a promotion might be wildly popular, and capacity can be added quickly to avoid crashing servers and losing that business product head expected sales. When the sale is over, capacity can shrink to reduce costs.

Smooth the progress of M&A movement: Cloud computing accommodates faster changes so that we can plan for multiple process and tasks with more number of companies can become one much faster and more efficiently. Traditional computing might require years of migrating applications and decommissioning data centres before two companies are running on the same IT stack.

Less environmental impact: For us earlier situations we had more or fewer data centres across and more efficient operations, nowadays we are collectively having less of an impact on the environment. For our entire subsidiary that use shared resources improve our 'green' credentials.

Despite all these ground realities & benefits, the Cloud Security Alliance has identified several new patterns to accommodate securely into cloud adoption. The security of data is the top concern holding us back on public cloud projects. Knowledge and experience of both IT and business managers on deployment and usage of Cloud are maturing internally and we are able to build last minute projects and provide solutions on the immediate basis. As we address our security and compliance concerns by extending security corporate policies to data in the cloud and invest in closing the cloud skills gap, we can more fully take advantage of the benefits of cloud services through proper outcomes and SLAs.

Security: One major hang up that we have when it comes to adopting a cloud computing solution is the issue of security. After all, when files, programs, and other data aren't kept securely on site, can we know that what we are being protected.

As we move ever further into the Digital era, it's becoming clearer and clearer that the old wise saying 'Acquaintance is power' has taken on the more modern and accurate form: 'Data is wealth.' Hidden within the millions of bits of data that surround our customer transactions and business process is nuggets of invaluable, actionable information just waiting to be identified and acted upon. Of course, sifting through that data to find these kernels can be very difficult unless we have access to the right cloud computing solutions.

Quality control: There are few things as detrimental to the success of a business as poor-quality, inconsistent reporting. In a cloud-based system, all documents are stored in one place and in a single format. With everyone accessing the same information, we can maintain consistency in data, avoid human error, and have a clear record of any revisions or updates. Conversely, managing information in silos can lead to employees accidentally saving different versions of documents, which leads to confusion and diluted data.

Disaster recovery: One of the factors that contribute to the success of a business is proper timely control. Unfortunately, no matter how in control our organisation may be when it comes to its own processes, there will always be things that are completely out of our control, and in today's market, even a small amount of unproductive downtime can have a resoundingly negative effect. Downtime in our services leads to lost productivity, revenue, and brand reputation.

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Suresh A Shan

The author is Head IT, Mahindra Financial Services

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