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January 31st, 2011

What does Cloud Computing actually mean for Remote Infrastructure Management Service providers, and how can they harness its potential to deliver superior value to businesses?

The shift to Remote Infrastructure Management Services (RIMS) has made eminent business sense in the light of increasing levels of service demanded by both internal and external customers. Service providers are seeking ways to make their RIMS contribution more relevant; this is where the adoption of technologies such as Cloud Computing finds mention. But with the hype that surrounds the Cloud and its perceived risks and rewards, what does it actually mean for RIMS providers and their customers?

The case for RIMS has been founded on the simple fact that as a business you should be focusing on what you do best. By outsourcing the function of monitoring and managing the IT infrastructure components, you are left with more time and resources to focus on your core functions. It is possible to bring down IT infrastructure management costs up to 60% by outsourcing intelligently.

Let us take a look at Cloud Computing before we examine its effect on RIMS. In theory, taking an application onto the Cloud should provide the following key benefits:
  • Eliminate (or significantly reduce) need for the customer to invest in IT infrastructure
  • High scalability to adjust rise or fall in user demands for resources,
Businesses waking up to seeming benefits of Cloud are seeking to begin by moving their applications like email, ERP and CRM suites and even parts of computing infrastructure like storage networks on to the cloud rather than keeping them on the traditional infrastructure incurring more expenditure on maintenance and management. This continuing trend could see SMBs leveraging the Cloud for IT infrastructure management thus having a resultant impact on traditional RIMS providers.

Let us begin by looking at reasons businesses do not trust the cloud entirely, and how RIMS can address these reasons and harness Cloud’s power:

How secure will my data be on the Cloud? It is not easy for a CIO to rest easy when sensitive business data is sitting on servers that the company has no control over. Though there are ways to address this concern, RIMS providers will do well to offer storage across Cloud networks where data security is assured.

What if the on-demand payment model ends up costing more? This question can only crop up if the payment model is not clearly defined. There is no way a nebulous payment model will make sense to a value seeking business, and clear definitions of the pay-as-you-go model need to be worked out, in terms of scenario analysis and modeling to let CIOs rest assured that their decision will save costs.

How can I bring operations back in-house in case I’m not satisfied? The fact of the matter is that moving lock stock and barrel to the Cloud may not make immediate business sense considering the emerging nature of the technology. RIMS providers need to build in the flexibility in the system to handle this scenario.

To conclude, the ability to deliver monitoring and management services for a client’s IT environment through an off-site shared service delivery model while harnessing the cost-effective model based on the Cloud can see businesses freeing up IT investments. The way ahead for RIMS providers would be to package Cloud based solutions and services to enable SMBs to make the shift. It would not be long before the allaying of fears surrounding the Cloud results in it becoming a part of most IT investment forecasts.
Today's IT industry talks lot about 'the cloud'. But what does it mean and what impact does it have on small businesses?

The latest technology of 'cloud computing' is bringing about a big change in the way small businesses operate and manage their enterprises. While large companies are able to justify high costs on investing in new technologies, it is a different story for small businesses where cash flow and resources are limited. Some of the challenges for SMEs lie in identifying how to reduce total cost of ownership, increase cost savings, easier and faster implementation and justifying investment in infrastructure management.

This is where Cloud Computing comes into the picture. What does it do? It enables companies to access software services and store data online through the Internet. Overall, it helps in managing various IT systems without significant investment in IT infrastructure, consequently reducing costs and increasing savings.

Going beyond, mere accessibility of computing resources on demand, GSS Infotech adopts a unique approach. Our 'Cloud-iT' services enable you to take an informed low-cost decision before 'On-Boarding' applications to Cloud Platform. Moreover, our methodology helps you assimilate, understand, strategize, evaluate, and adopt different 'Cloud Platforms' best suited to your business.

With decades of experience in Application Development and IT engineering services, we have a robust footprint in the infrastructure space to support Cloud. With GSS Cloud-iT Services, you benefit by reducing 28% of total cost of ownership, easier implementation, and faster application rollout and reduced need for software licenses.

It is imperative in today's ever evolving market to make informed investment decisions, especially related to new technologies. With the new technology of Cloud Computing, small businesses stand to gain the most. And while it helps in minimizing costs and increasing savings it also enables infrastructure to grow along with company. Easy to see why with Cloud Computing, it's a win-win situation all the way.
GSS Infotech, a global leader in providing managed IT services is all set to launch ISV Migration services for simpler, faster, and less capital-intensive ways to deploy software. GSS’ ISV Migration Services provides a scalable platform for applications designed as on-premise, single tenant application to be delivered over the Internet for multiple tenants.

GSS experts will present at the GITEX technology week at Dubai demonstrating the various delivery models for ISVs and SMBs. With professionally qualified IT professionals and informed decision makers congregating for 5 days, GITEX Business Solutions offers you ample opportunities to interact with industry leaders and cloud experts, exchange thoughts, ideas, and opinions and make business decisions.

"By joining forces with renowned brands like Azure, Microsoft, and Force.com, GSS Infotech offers cutting edge solutions for SMBs and ISVs to align their running cost with the revenues derived by offering this application to the customers in a SaaS model. This announcement marks a milestone in the history of GSS’s global business program that will enable organizations save millions of dollars and simplify the regular working” said Abdul Qadeer, COO, Middle East & Africa, GSS Infotech."

GSS serves over 40 Fortune 500 companies, 150 Global 1000 companies and renowned GCC organizations. GSS promises GCC organizations and strategic partners to deliver next generation solutions and world-class services propelled by industry experts and a vast pool of professionally qualified work force operating across the globe. ISVs now can migrate applications to Cloud using SaaS model for faster deployments, higher scalability, and cheaper deployment.

Note: For more information, news and perspectives from GSS Infotech, please mail to marketing@gssinfotech.com or visit us at www.gssinfotech.com . For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact GCC- Team staff at Srinivas V V (Sri), Country Head Email: sri@gssinfotech.com Tel: +971.4.3755710
GSS Infotech, a global leader in providing managed IT services announced major investments in Cloud including Cloud Visioning, Cloud Solutions Engineering & Enablement, and Maintenance to help SMEs simplify business processes, add value to software applications, and lower costs by moving the epicenter of IT applications.

GSS Cloud services help enterprises and SMEs to deploy more applications or deliver new projects with instant access to key information, more streamlined project management, reduced search time and the ability to deliver dynamic alerts to keep the extended team on track.

GSS experts will present at the GITEX technology week to be held at Dubai demonstrating the various delivery models for SMBs. With professionally qualified IT professionals and informed decision makers congregating for 5 days, GITEX Business Solutions offers you ample opportunities to interact with industry leaders and Cloud experts, exchange thoughts, ideas, opinions and make business decisions.

GSS serves over 40 Fortune 500 companies, 150 Global 1000 companies and renowned GCC organizations. Enterprises and SMBs can now enjoy Desktop as a Service Private Cloud offering that reduces the costs and accelerates business efficiencies by creating transformational footprints in the business functions.

GSS promises GCC organizations and strategic partners to deliver next-generation solutions and world-class services propelled by industry experts and a vast pool of professionally qualified work force operating across the globe.

Note: For more information, news and perspectives from GSS Infotech, please mail to marketing@gssinfotech.com or visit us at www.gssinfotech.com . For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact GCC- Team staff at Srinivass V V (Sri), Country Head Email: sri@gssinfotech.com Tel: +971.4.3755710