Gartner: Stop worrying and love the cloud
Also for business-critical applications
Consider the cloud as we consider aviation
Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT advisory firms, is clear about it: Embrace the Cloud, they say, even for business-critical applications.
We should consider using the cloud, just as we consider aviation: it’s safer than driving a car ourselves. That was the message delivered by Gartner during the 2023 IOCS conference in Sydney. Alan Waite, Managing Vice President at Gartner, explained why the concerns against the Cloud are no longer relevant.
Factory data in real-time in the Cloud
So, yes, the Cloud is certainly the right place, also for business-critical applications. This is a significant endorsement for companies that already use the Cloud to process their operational factory data in real-time. For example, using the new hai-app platform from HAI on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, hosted by HAI’s partner Notilyze under ISO 27001 certification. The hai-app platform facilitates real-time processing and monitoring of the production process in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. This involves valuable data that needs to be well protected and is crucial for daily operations.
We should consider the cloud as we consider aviation: people usually board airplanes with ease, despite having less control than when driving a car. Nevertheless, the risk of accidents in a car is much higher than in an airplane.
HAI was among the first companies worldwide to deliver cloud software for manufacturing applications. Simon Jacobson, Key Initiative Leader Manufacturing Operations at Gartner, recognized this by naming HAI a Cool Vendor For Manufacturing. According to Waite, organizations should overcome their hesitations regarding the Cloud. Vendor lock-in has always been present, and disruptions are rare and short-lived. The substantial benefits of cloud services outweigh the drawbacks, says Waite. These benefits include availability, speed, scalability, cost-effectiveness, security, version control, and more.
Another outdated concern is the service interruptions from cloud providers. Gartner’s data shows that these interruptions are relatively minor. People usually board airplanes with ease, despite having less control than when driving a car. Nevertheless, the risk of accidents in a car is much higher than in an airplane. Similarly, the analyst suggests that organizations should place more trust in cloud providers.
Read the full report from Alan Waite’s presentation on Register.
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