Cloud computing is part of the strategy of many companies – as the preferred operating model of business departments and corporate IT alike. In many cases, however, there are still legacy and on-premises systems that map critical processes and cannot simply be replaced. This is why CIOs are posing the question: how can IT be modernized in the direction of “cloud-native” without jeopardizing ongoing operations or going over budget?
“Digital transformation is not possible without consistent IT modernization” – a central finding of a recent Lünendonk study*. According to the study, more than two-thirds of users see “connecting cloud solutions to existing IT systems as a challenge”. The main reasons they cite are poor compliance and security requirements and lack of interoperability. The IT landscapes have grown historically, the systems are hardly synchronized with each other. The exchange of data is only possible with difficultly, if at all, which slows down digitalization projects and puts data controllers under enormous pressure to act.
* Source: Fit für die digitale Transformation – Status quo und Ziele bei Legacy-Modernisierung und Cloud-Migration, Lünendonk
A veritable flood of applications is rolling towards us: according to IDC, by 2024 more business applications will be rolled out than in the past 40 years thanks to the greater number of developers and agile methods. This also affects the underlying IT infrastructure, which must be expanded accordingly in the companies. The result: a complex mix of owned IT infrastructure and various cloud offerings.
Reduce complexity and bring all operating models together in the Future Cloud Infrastructure – be it legacy IT, hybrid clouds, or multi-clouds:
Regardless of whether the future cloud infrastructure is located in your data center or a T-Systems data center – we rely on a strong partnership approach and work with leading manufacturers to support you with current and innovative technologies. Our most important partners are: