The Asia Pacific region is a huge mass of countries and people. This region accounts for nearly sixty percent of the total world population. Although this region is classified differently, some of the main ones include Australia, Japan, China and Singapore.
The list of countries is even bigger, but these are just some of the major heavy weights of this region. It was but natural for this region to take a big hit due to the overall impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world economy.
Most of the countries in this region had a well established in-office work cultures. So, their IT infrastructures were also designed that way. All this changed almost overnight, as soon as the pandemic started wreaking havoc with their large populations and economies.
In a bid to respond to the pandemic, thousands of enterprises with millions of employees, were also forced into remote work. As highlighted earlier, the IT infrastructures of most enterprises in this region had to evolve massively to cope with this new reality.
The Quest for Agile, Resilient and Secure Infrastructures
With remote work established as a pre-requisite for IT infrastructures, agility, resilience and security emerged as the top three priorities for enterprises in the aftermath of the pandemic. With this as the bottom line, the next step is to identify the right technology.
An analysis of the various infrastructure choices out there reveals that it is difficult to find an IT infrastructure model that fulfills all these requisites in a single package. Perhaps the most viable option which emerged out of this crisis was the Cloud.
Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Gives the Cloud an Edge
The ability of Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud to leverage Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) for their cloud services proved really effective. HCI virtualizes all the key elements of IT infrastructure delivery, namely storage, compute and network.
So, how exactly does HCI aid in making IT infrastructures agile, resilient and secure is something we will explore in this post. HCI makes IT agile with rapid scalability of only those resources which are more in demand, rather than ramping up as a whole.
Each class of workloads is generally more inclined towards any one particular resource, which could be storage, compute or network bandwidth. HCI enables cloud providers to rapidly scale or ramp up only that resource which is in high demand.
HCI delivers resilience by drastically reducing the lead times for performing IT related tasks, workloads and maintenance. Over the Cloud, the replication of IT resources is also just a few clicks away and happens almost in real time.
The same is true when scaling down IT resources, as and when the business cycle demands. With the Cloud and HCI, scaling down already deployed IT resources is just as easy, resulting in both cost reduction as well as resource optimization.
The combination of Cloud Technologies and HCI also deliver an IT infrastructure that is much more secure as compared to complex, legacy IT systems out there. Leading Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud have multi layered security for cyber threats.
This security parameter originates from the cloud and data center infrastructure of the service provider, and may extend to the very endpoint devices of remote employees. As a result, both the internal and external elements of the Cloud infrastructure are secure.
Cloud Powered Database as a Service (DBaaS)
As more and more businesses go online and adopt digital technologies like the Cloud, enterprise databases are gaining a central role. Databases are also extremely important in the context of today’s otherwise data driven world.
Many enterprises in the Asia Pacific region have opted for Cloud powered Database as a Service (DBaaS) models to give their businesses the much needed breathing space and competitive edge in this rapidly changing environment.
The post pandemic response of enterprises based in the Asia Pacific region is not much different from rest of the world. The only difference is that enterprises in this region have taken a bit longer to evolve their IT infrastructures around Cloud Technologies.
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