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Cloud and Infrastructure

Cloud Cost Optimization: Are You Spending Too Much on Cloud?

The cloud market has continued to grow in recent years as industries rush to implement cloud strategies in hopes of increasing performance and revenue, and the long-term, lowering business expenses. The rise in the trend is so great that earlier this year in April, Gartner forecasted the global cloud expenditure in 2022 to grow by 20.4% from 2022, reaching an estimated $494.7 billion up from $410.9 billion in 2021. Cisco’s 2022 Global Hybrid Cloud Trends Report released in May also found that 82% of leaders are adopting hybrid cloud environments. These numbers will continue to grow, particularly as leaders recognize the value of being able to merge public clouds with private hardware. The questions that arise, however, are whether organizations are spending too much on cloud, and how they should achieve cloud cost optimization. How companies fail to achieve accurate cloud cost optimization Of course, much of the growing trends are due to the global emphasis placed on cloud-first policies. Many businesses adopted cloud looking to shed the weight of on-premises infrastructure, but like any other large business investment, cloud adoption requires careful planning. While the cloud has many benefits, if an organization has not looked at how to share responsibility in creating transparency surrounding their cloud computing infrastructure and costs, those benefits can be diluted. Cloud is promoted using scalability, flexibility, and long-term savings as key selling points, but the pay-as-you-go service often leaves an unclear image for finance and engineering teams of how much businesses are truly spending. That is until they see their bills. According to the 2022 State of Cloud Cost Intelligence Report by CloudZero, organizations that have adopted cloud environments admittedly struggle with their costs and feel that they are spending too much on them. Forty-nine percent of the respondents in the study felt that their cloud costs were higher than they should be. It was also found that in different metrics ranging from product features to development teams, individual customers, and more, only one in three participants felt they knew what their cloud spend was attributed to. As a result, they intended to place greater emphasis on prioritizing cloud cost optimization this year whereas they had failed to do so in previous years. It was also noted that cloud costs are an issue that affects both engineering and finance teams, meaning that approaching the matter required FinOps teams to cover all factors of cloud spending. According to the FinOps Foundation Technical Advisory Council, “FinOps is an evolving cloud financial management discipline and cultural practice that enables organizations to get maximum business value by helping engineering, finance, technology, and business teams to collaborate on data-driven spending decisions.” All of this highlights the importance of cloud cost optimization: it allows organizations to structure how they spend on the cloud according to their business needs, their priorities, and their available resources/budget. By better understanding the costs surrounding their cloud strategies, and better managing their resources, organizations are able to fully take advantage of the benefits of their cloud strategies. As seen above, many companies fail to achieve accurate cloud cost optimization because they simply have little to no idea what it is they are spending on. By having Financial Operations teams or cloud financial management, organizations can begin to responsibly direct their resources to cloud costs. According to TechTarget, the eight ways to reduce the cost of cloud for businesses are: Opting for reserved or spot instances Capacity planning Limiting data transfer fees Using cost monitoring tools Preventing cloud sprawl Caching storage strategically Running workloads on cloud-based platforms where computing is cheaper Restricting access to the cloud Sangfor’s Solutions Sangfor Managed Cloud Service (MCS) removes the weight of having to navigate cloud platforms and infrastructure from CIOs by Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service using its globally distributed data center. According to the 2021 Global Platform-as-a-Service Market Report, the global platform as a service (PaaS) market is expected to grow from $47.29 billion in 2020 to $54.09 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4%. Sangfor Managed Cloud Service gives organizations the scalability and flexibility of a public cloud, as well as the freedom, control, and security of a private cloud. It provides users with distributed Cloud DC and dedicated resource/data security, full-stack security protection, and a new security responsibilities model, as well as proactive & professional 1-on-1 expert services. As such, businesses can transition to Hybrid Cloud strategies with the support and resources needed to run all their workloads including VM applications, containers, and any other applications utilized by the business. Sangfor MCS is ideal even for remote work environments, providing businesses with cloud services that extend beyond their offices/branches. Sangfor’s Hybrid Cloud provides End-to-end solutions that are powered by our Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure (NG-CDI). With an emphasis on being cost-effective and avoiding overspending by our clients, our hybrid cloud services are easy to deploy with minimal impact on your business's existing infrastructure and easy to use which assists in saving costs on investing in new talent. It also offers full support during and after adoption to make the process as smooth as possible. The flexibility of our hybrid cloud lies in businesses being able to select what they utilize it for without needing to spend on services they may not need. By offering application migration options such as Lift and Shift, Partition, and Re-Architect, businesses can migrate according to which migration method best suits their needs, but also according to which is the most cost-effective for them at any point in time. Final thoughts on cloud cost optimization Cloud plays a vital role in digital transformation, and as organizations adopt cloud strategies, they must think carefully about what kind of environment works best for them, what their needs are from a cloud/hybrid cloud environment, and what resources they will delegate to which aspects they hope to benefit from through a cloud strategy. This will ensure that they have a realistic outline of what their costs are, and a clear understanding of the metrics used to measure cloud success. Through these, they can upscale and downscale, using only what they need. This is a process that must involve the board, engineers, and the finance department in order to receive input from all ends. Finding the right cloud vendor to assist in migration and deployments is also a huge factor that will determine the costs relating to how much your organization will spend on cloud. As is the case with Sangfor, vendors that prioritize meeting the cloud environment needs of an organization while remaining cost-effective create a culture of cost and service transparency, simplifying the process. Organizations must ask themselves if these are conversations, they are having not only internally with their DevOps teams, but also with their vendors; calculate their input to output/investment to benefits ratio, and adjust accordingly. This is the basis of being cloud smart.   Contact Us for Business Inquiry


Cloud and Infrastructure

Why Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is the Choice for Future

According to Statista, 80% of all global enterprises currently (in the year 2022) have some kind of hybrid structure in place. The hybrid market is expected to reach a whopping 145 billion USD by the year 2026. This is not a trend that will be going anywhere anytime soon, so let’s start with the most important questions: What is a hybrid cloud?  Public, private and hybrid cloud, what's the best for enterprises?  And why enterprise hybrid cloud is the choice for the future? Building an Optimal Hybrid Strategy When building an optimal cloud strategy, it’s important to consider all your options, and make compromises and adjustments to get the best cloud solution for your particular business. Let’s explore the pros and cons of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions – and why enterprise hybrid cloud are the solution of choice for your optimal hybrid strategy. Cloud is the trend and public cloud takes the lead Three types of cloud are the go-to for keeping our businesses connected: Public, private and hybrid. Private cloud can be built or hosted on-premise, and managed internally or by a third-party vendor. With a private cloud, all resources are dedicated to a single customer – you. Public cloud is a cloud service, run by a provider, and serving a range of customers simultaneously using SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and IaaS (infrastructure as a service).  Hybrid cloud sits between private and public cloud, offering a mix of features from both types of cloud, and often handled by a service provider. Of the three primary types of cloud service available, public cloud is currently leading the market, offering enterprises easy scalability and innovation, agility and state of the art technology. "Hyperscale providers are continuing to build distributed cloud and edge solutions that extend the public cloud’s reach into private and on-premise locations, addressing the needs of organizations relating to data sovereignty, workload portability and network latency,” said Sid Nag, research VP at Gartner Inc. “This fact, coupled with reliance on the public cloud by a majority of organizations during the pandemic, drove another year of double digital market growth in 2020." Public Cloud is fantastic but not omnipotent No single cloud option works for everyone. It’s simply not a one-size-fits-all market, and shouldn’t be treated like one. When considering implementing your optimal cloud solution, even with public cloud leading the market, consider working with a more hybrid strategy, to ensure your network gets the connectivity, security and scalability it needs for future growth. Even with increased security functions, public cloud is often managed externally, taking the control out of your hands, and often hitting you with surprise costs and network slowdowns. Why Private & Managed Cloud still matters There are still uses for private and managed cloud! Managed cloud services often provide better security and backup capacity than in-house IT services, as third parties have the staff and knowledge to streamline your cloud security. It’s their job to keep up with the most current threat and innovation, taking both the stress and control out of the hands of your IT professionals. Private cloud services are most often deployed in highly regulated verticals like finance or healthcare, or in technology companies or very large organizations that need the most insulated network security scheme. Managed cloud is less expensive to scale, as there is no required investment in hardware, software or human administrators when the business grows. Private cloud simply gave you the maximum amount of control – until now. The best of both worlds: Hybrid Cloud Why not take the best elements of both public and private cloud, and implement a hybrid cloud platform? Deloitte projects that 90% of global enterprises will be going hybrid by 2022, and quoted a second survey predicting that 97% of IT administrators and managers were planning on using two or more clouds, due to compliance and resilience issues.  No disrespect to public or private cloud, and all their benefits, but hybrid is clearly the cloud of the future. Hybrid cloud solutions create a connection between public and private cloud, helping manage spikes in demand or use, and reallocating resources as needed for business. Hybrid cloud makes it easier to move, create and scale workloads or resources between public and private cloud, while it simultaneously ensures assets are safeguarded in the correct areas of the network. Compliance is a final area enabled by hybrid cloud. As data usage and storage regulations shift, a hybrid cloud solution will allow you to easily move data between your private and public cloud, as needed to stay compliant. What is a hybrid cloud? A hybrid cloud strategy is one that allows enterprises to utilize a combination of different environments to meet their computing, storage, and network needs. While there are many ways to create a hybrid cloud environment by making use of any mix of public cloud services, private cloud services, on-premises infrastructure, and third-party services, blending on-prem and public clouds are one of the most common choices.  What are the benefits of using a hybrid cloud for enterprises? To build enterprise applications, you need to go cloud native. This means choosing a public cloud environment or private cloud infrastructure. Let’s say you have a client operating within the FinTech space that is developing a financial solution on big data analysis. In such a case, you would need on-premise data centers, computing environments, for your financial services applications. You would also be concerned about cloud security. As such, you may be faced with making the decision to choose between private and public cloud. Business critical applications require significant amount of thought and serious consideration. In the above case, both private and public cloud infrastructures have their own advantages. However, hybrid cloud infrastructure blends the benefits of both infrastructures. Perhaps the greatest benefit of hybrid cloud strategies for enterprises is that they allow for a cloud-smart approach. This means that enterprises can choose which environment best meets their needs and will support and benefit them long term. The benefits for organizations that opt for an enterprise hybrid cloud solution include: Governance and Compliance As has been the case with several Sangfor customers, many organizations must follow compliance to ensure that policies and procedures are being met. In many industries where sensitive data is attained and utilized, there is strict compliance surrounding data security. By implementing a hybrid strategy, organizations can select environments and solutions that best meet their data security needs, be it on-premises data storage, or a private cloud. Hybrid cloud strategies allow enterprises to fulfill their compliance requirements and still have the option of utilizing other environments for their less restrictive or non-compliance-based needs. Scalability Enterprises that use cloud environments have the benefit of scaling as they need. Business needs change and workload demands fluctuate. This means that subsequently, the infrastructure needed to meet those demands may increase or decrease. Cloud vendors work on a pay-as-you-go and per-need basis, allowing you to change your subscription as is necessary without limitations, or the need to upgrade your infrastructure. This means you can enjoy the benefits of resources on-demand without delay. Remote-work supportive Research compiled by data scientists at Ladders in 2021 showed that in 2022, 25% of all jobs in the United States would be remote, while an Owl Labs study found that 16% of enterprises globally are fully remote. While Covid-19 caused a rise in remote work trends, many enterprises have maintained remote, and hybrid work even afterward. For businesses that have or will adapt to this trend, hybrid cloud strategies make it possible for systems to be accessed by employees from anywhere. With a hybrid cloud strategy, work out-of-office can be maintained. Resource and cost management Enterprises can plan their budgets around what resources they need, and which environments they can afford to meet those needs. While for some enterprises, cloud-first solutions are cost-effective in the long run, this is not always the case for others. An enterprise hybrid cloud solution allows businesses to use the solution that best fits their budget as the business grows. Legacy-application friendly Legacy applications are sometimes what stop enterprises heavily reliant on them from moving to the cloud. With a hybrid cloud, organizations can use the cloud to upgrade or rebuild their legacy applications should they wish to, or simply leave them should they not. This is one of the many ways in which hybrid cloud solutions provide flexibility. Enterprise hybrid cloud vendors Knowing how to choose the right vendor for your hybrid cloud strategy is the first and most important stepping stone in developing a strategy that meets your business’s needs. Sangfor provides a wide range of managed cloud services that are tailored to meet the computing needs of each individual enterprise. In a previous article we provide a list of our top five recommended enterprise hybrid cloud providers, the list includes: Sangfor Cloud Platform IBM Microsoft Azure Stack AWS Outpost Google Cloud Anthos Choosing a provider that has the experience and can provide the above benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy is important. A good provider can grow your enterprise and bring you closer to your business goals, while the wrong one can set you back. With that being said, it is advisable to strategize on determining how your enterprise will make its final choice to meet all its needs. About Sangfor Hybrid Cloud Solution Sangfor Hybrid Cloud is built on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), combining compute, storage, virtualization, and security for simple deployment, ease of management, and cutting-edge security. In the whiteboard video below, we will take a deeper look at Sangfor Hybrid Cloud architecture, its use cases, and why it is the perfect solution for your digital transformation (DX). Sangfor Customers who implemented enterprise hybrid cloud using HCI Many enterprises in varying industries have deployed Sangfor’s hybrid cloud using HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure). Sangfor HCI combines computing, security, network, and storage solutions onto a single stack, and uses a wide range of Sangfor products to meet these needs. PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia, the only high-quality galvanized steel manufacturer in Indonesia; Julong Group Indonesia, a palm oil manufacturer, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB - Kementerian Pembangunan Luar Bandar) These are three organizations in manufacturing and government sectors that have adopted Sangfor HCI as part of their cloud architecture. Each of the above organizations faced challenges with their previous service providers before moving to Sangfor. Sangfor was able to deploy Sangfor HCI to meet their needs, providing a reliable, flexible, and secure infrastructure for their data protection, applications, security requirements, backup needs, and more. Our final thoughts about enterprise hybrid cloud A hybrid cloud solution can provide many benefits to an organization that will propel its digital transformation and accommodates all enterprise demands. It is a great way to approach a cloud-smart strategy and a driver of sustainable development. While it is a transition that needs to be approached with care and patience, it stands to boost performance and ease workload demands on independent enterprises looking for a flexible strategy. Sangfor’s cloud solutions are reliable, high-performing, and easy to use, simplifying the enterprise journey to hybrid cloud, using solutions such as managed cloud services. Contact us to know more about cloud products, services and solutions available for your businesses.   Contact Us to Learn More


Cloud and Infrastructure

Making the Smart Jump from Cloud First to Cloud Smart

Gartner expects the Global Cloud Revenue to reach an estimated $474 Billion in 2022, up from $408 Billion in 2021. In addition to that, it was predicted by Gartner that global public cloud spending would surpass 45% of all IT expenditure by enterprises by 2026, a number that was less than 17% at the start of 2021. These are numbers that analysts all across the IT industry have agreed are on the rise, and fast. The rave on the benefits of moving to the cloud has never been louder, and understandably so; but do people really understand what a total shift from on-prem data centers means? And is that exactly what every organization needs?  The age of the cloud began nearly a decade ago as organizations in every sector to some extent or another recognized the value of a cloud strategy, and pursued it in an attempt to free themselves from the burdens of on-prem data centers to meet their network, compute, and storage needs. With that came the “cloud first” strategy.  “Cloud first” meant that organizations would by choice or by obligation (as was later enforced in certain organizations) always look to see what cloud-based solutions were available to meet their needs before looking to a private cloud or on-prem strategies. In the last couple of years, many organizations have and continue to find themselves quickly migrating their existing processes, workloads, data, and applications to the cloud as it has seemed to present the most cost-effective, flexible, efficient, and agile strategy to meet the needs of a growing business. However, many of those same organizations are finding that with time, the quick move to cloud-first is not as beneficial as they had initially assumed. For many, in the long run, the costs of an unthought-out full-on migration seem to outweigh its benefits.  It was said by Gartner analysts in 2021, that more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native architectures and technologies. These statistics came as businesses jumped on the cloud-first wave, not without reason of course. The cloud is the future but cloud-first is a huge step, and any cloud strategy requires careful consideration and analysis of business goals. Additionally, it would also require in-depth prioritization to determine which attributes will carry the business systems (i.e. is speed the most important? Do you want flexible storage? What security policies are associated with your strategy?) Last but not least, a full understanding of which elements of your strategy will be best met by cloud usage, on-prem facilities, or the hybrid route. These questions encapsulate what a cloud-smart strategy is all about. Those who have had to double back on the cloud-first route have had to do so because, while the cloud holds great benefits, migration means the adaptation of old systems to an advanced way of working. This is not always easy in instances where legacy applications are being run in an unsupported cloud environment. So, what is cloud-smart, and how can it be leveraged differently to cloud-first to ensure business continuity in the age of the cloud? Read on. What Is a Cloud Smart Strategy? A Cloud-Smart strategy involves the matching of business systems to the environment that will best meet their needs. From software and applications to storage and backup needs, the way in which an organization has developed and managed these in the past, and seeks to continue doing so, will require tailored solutions.  “Cloud smart Technological policies should fit the mission of the organization as well as the intended purpose of the software. Some organizations, for a variety of reasons, will continue to maintain more traditional on-site infrastructure. In these situations, it may be more appropriate to maintain on-premises security tools such as firewalls and virus protection,” says Suzette Ken, US Federal CIO.in government wide cloud computing adoption. This raises endless ways a Cloud Smart Strategy can look. It is unique to your business as a whole and not just a single need. View Recent Webinar on Cloud Smart Strategy Cloud has provided unparalleled advantages in mobility, elasticity, and agility for innovating business processes. As the cornerstone of digital transformation, cloud computing technology is enabling organizations to quickly modernize their infrastructure while lowering operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. However, moving from traditional IT architecture into the Cloud requires a lot of expertise for planning, migration, implementing best practices and many other things including managing the costs associated with the transition. Many organizations want the benefits from embracing cloud computing but are hesitant because of the skills and investments needed. Learn how to design a lightweight hybrid cloud based on "No Expertise Needed" technology to provide your customers "Worry-free" Service from this webinar: Start Your Simple and Worry-Free Cloud Journey, No Expertise Needed. Gartner on Cloud Smart Strategy According to Gartner, 60% of organizations that have adopted a cloud-first strategy will replace it with a cloud-smart strategy by 2023. Gartner's recent guideline, "The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2021", outlines the approach to creating a cloud strategy that connects business strategy to cloud implementation and migration. Read Sangfor Newsletter Featuring Gartner Report on Cloud Strategy. “Organizations pursuing a cloud-first strategy often find this approach evolving into a cloud-only approach despite some use cases being a poor fit for the cloud,” says Henrique Cecci, Gartner analyst and compiler of Gartner’s 2020 paper titled Move From Cloud First to Cloud Smart to Improve Cloud Journey Success. In the paper, Gartner explores many of the key challenges faced by organizations, as well as best practices for cloud strategic planning. The goal of a Cloud Smart Journey is to ensure that the adoption of cloud initiatives aligns with each organization’s priorities and delivers value This would be the effect of successful cloud adoption. This journey is mapped out as follows: Close the Gap Between Cloud Expectations and Reality Create an Automated Governance Strategy Get Cloud-Smart “FEVER”: Faster, Easier, Valuable, Efficient and Repeat Focus on Simplicity with KISS (Keep It Simple and Safe) Reflect Your Organization’s Unique Context and Cloud Realities These steps start with a real-life reflection of where an organization is regarding their team/staff and their abilities, what the expected gains are from “Going Cloud” in comparison to what the shift is actually able to provide, the alignment of the cloud strategy with the overall business strategy, and what changes or growth is needed from the current business model to successfully embark on the journey.  A cloud strategy goes beyond the I&O officers and teams, and aligning the strategy to business missions is critical in ensuring it will generate an expected outcome that is as realistic as it is successful. By outlining where the business is and where it needs to go, the steps regarding what it needs to get there will follow. From compliance to workload prioritization, to risk management and proximity factors, organizations that pursue cloud strategies need to do so with a full understanding of what it means to implement a cloud strategy. As such, this involves what investments it takes on their behalf, and which aspects of the cloud they stand to benefit from (because there are many, but not all of them will fit your organization). “I&O leaders must champion cloud initiatives that align not only with the context of their organization but also with local cloud realities, like proximity and regulatory factors. Ensure a successful journey to the cloud by protecting your organization and its investments while supporting cloud initiatives that enable speed, agility, innovation, and cost-efficiencies,” says Cecci. The Benefits of Cloud-Smart vs Cloud-First - Which Strategy to Choose? There is no truly right or wrong strategy for businesses to follow if they do so correctly. Both Cloud First and Cloud Smart initiatives hold an extensive list of benefits that just depend on what the needs of your organization are and how you intend on meeting them. Cloud Smart is undoubtedly the more long-term route. It presents you with the opportunity (or obligation, you choose) to constantly reconsider if the infrastructure you are using is still suitable for your business and aiding its growth. Or, if it is too expensive and more than your budget has allocated, or if your systems are outdated and need to be adapted to function in a cloud environment. Legacy applications can be essential to your business, especially when many of its functions are founded or reliant on these applications, but is this sustainable? All of these questions and factors must be considered when making the decision, and a Cloud Smart strategy will expose the answers before you potentially overcommit yourself. Cloud First Cloud Smart Access to unlimited resources such as software and platforms. Access to managed cloud services and platforms such as Sangfor Cloud Platform, without complete reliance on external vendors. All the support is on standby with relinquishing control. Modernization of all systems that will allow for easy updates and integration in the future. The ability to adequately allocate resources to different channels only as necessary, ensuring a clear understanding of expenditure and associated benefits. Lower infrastructure and maintenance costs off the bat. Freedom to decide which hardware is beneficial to business practices and is necessary for current systems. Increased speed. Freedom to expand into cloud usage as needed according to what will benefit certain systems and applications at that point in time. Simplified Managed Cloud Services that do not require in-house expertise; a vendor that will manage repairs, updates, and improvements for you.  The ability to fully explore hybrid cloud strategies according to business needs, constantly shifting from on-prem to cloud and vice versa according to where the business is and what is most conducive to its growth at that point in time.   “As with any IT initiative, disciplined program management, good communication between the various teams, and a thorough understanding of the applications and the infrastructure options are necessary,” says Sachin Chheda. White House Outlines a Move to a Cloud Smart Strategy In 2018, the White House released a draft outlining their Cloud Smart strategy following the United States government's confirmation of their decision to make the move from cloud-first to cloud-smart. This comes after the Obama administration in 2010 announced the implementation of a Cloud-First Strategy, which until 2018, had continued to be the strategy followed by the US government. Of course, in 2010, the cloud was at its earliest phases of adoption. Since then, over a decade of research, developments, and experience have gone into and come out of the cloud. “To be Cloud Smart, agencies must consider how to use their current resources to maximize value: reskilling and retraining staff, enhancing security postures, and using best practices and shared knowledge in acquisitions. Cloud Smart is about equipping agencies with the tools and knowledge they need to make these decisions for themselves, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Suzette Kent, U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer. Why You Should Move to Cloud Smart Strategy As outlined above, there are several benefits to a cloud smart strategy. However, the purpose of a cloud smart strategy stands to provide environments with a strategy that best meets their needs, and this does not always mean a complete shift to the cloud. A cloud smart strategy allows businesses to take a holistic approach to how they manage their processes. As opposed to adopting one platform to host all their applications, storage, and processes, they analyze each and decide which will operate best on what platform. This will enable your organization to take full advantage of different aspects such as functionality, performance, agility, memory, security, and more on a per-need basis. Furthermore, a cloud smart strategy allows businesses to shift from cloud to on-prem and vice-versa as business needs change. While this requires a team that will constantly assess the needs and mission of the organization, it will mean that you are constantly aligned with cloud best practices that are unique to your organization instead of what only looks to be beneficial upfront, but may be detrimental at a later stage. Additionally, with the vast array of hosts and vendors available to businesses such as Sangfor Managed Cloud Services and Sangfor HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure), businesses can relieve themselves of having to navigate creating cloud strategies all on their own, or filling the gaps that they lack. Companies such as Sangfor Technologies are dedicated to linking business processes to managing services that will tailor solutions to their needs, as a cloud smart strategy should. While it may be difficult to understand exactly which steps your team should follow in pursuit of a cloud smart strategy, Nutanix leader of corporate strategy and strategic partnerships, Sachin Chheda recommended that organizations “inventory their existing apps and IT services with an eye toward categorizing them all as to whether they should be maintained, modernized, or retired.” He went on to categorize the next steps a business should take according to the following criteria: Remain: This involves allowing legacy applications to continue running as they are Retire: turning off an application or replacing it with an entirely new cloud-native version Rehost or re-platform: moving an application to the cloud as-is; also called “lift and shift” Refactor: modifying an existing application so as to allow it to support the cloud environment Rewrite or rebuild: modernizing an application by rewriting it completely from scratch These steps simplify the process and give businesses a clearer understanding of what it is they should be assessing in their existing systems before choosing to migrate (or not). Sangfor Success Stories on Cloud Smart and Managed Cloud Strategy Sangfor Managed Cloud Services is a platform built to provide businesses with the flexibility, agility, and unlimited resources that come with a public cloud, with the security and immediate access that come with a private cloud. Our managed cloud services eliminate the burdens of in-house data centers through consolidation and remove the complete reliance of businesses on on-prem infrastructure. Sangfor Technologies also provides organizations with a hybrid environment that allows them to utilize all the benefits of the cloud without completely forgoing their existing on-prem facilities as far as they need them. By offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service as well as Platform-as-a-Service, Sangfor allows businesses with different needs to take advantage of a wide range of services that will allow them to maximize the very best of the computing resources they have, and the computing resources that they need. From managed private cloud services to app modernization (rewriting or modifying your application to allow it to run on the cloud), Sangfor provides trusted and reliable services to small-large sized businesses who are looking to offload the heavy work of managing clouds to an efficient vendor. Sangfor’s clients span a wide range of sectors with organizations and businesses of varying sizes, from governments to businesses in the manufacturing sector and more. Some of Sangfor’s clients include: Success Story #1 - Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) (Government) For more details on how Sangfor helped Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development, please watch the below YouTube video: Success Story #2 - Annotation AI South Korea (Communications, Media, and Services) Established in 2020, Annotation AI is a South Korean-based AI utility management platform service company that provides high accuracy data labeling automation to maximize work efficiency related to AI data pre-processing. To learn more about how Sangfor helped Annotation AI South Korea, please read this Success Story Success Story #3 - Global Business Power Corporation – Philippines (Manufacturing and Natural Resources) Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) is a leading energy company (Top-3) in the Philippines, producing high quality, reliable, and cost-efficient power supplies through five subsidiaries and ten power generation facilities nation-wide. Please read this Success Story to learn how Sangfor helped to solve GBP’s pain points.  A good cloud smart strategy will even be considerate of factors such as the industry your organization is in because it takes into consideration every factor that determines how your business works and what its mission is. However, your industry is a micro-factor in the greater scheme of cloud strategies. What this highlights is that going cloud smart is about hyper-analyzing each and everything that could possibly affect the infrastructures that your organization uses to understand what infrastructure your organization will need. By doing this, you have a realistic view of what the cloud will and won’t do for your organization, and which avenues outside of this will holistically meet your needs. The “work smart, not hard” phrase rings true here. A cloud smart strategy will save your business time and energy by delegating infrastructure on a per-needs basis, fueling digital transformation and your core business goals.   Contact Us to Learn More


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Sangfor Technologies and Western Digital Join Hands to Break Ground in Enterprise Storage

Sangfor Technologies and Western Digital Join Hands to Break Ground in Enterprise Storage On August 12, 2022, Sangfor Technologies and digital storage giant, Western Digital, convened in Chongqing, China to hold in-depth talks on market dynamics and opportunities. Both companies brought forth their respective expertise and experience with the view of joining forces. After the successful meeting, Sangfor Technologies and Western Digital jointly announced a strategic partnership agreement that aims to achieve mutual business goals and break ground in the field of enterprise storage. Image courtesy of Western Digital Since its establishment in 1970, Western Digital has been at the forefront of game-changing digital storage. By being on the cusp of innovation and pushing the boundaries of technology, Western Digital continuously produces more powerful and innovative data storage solutions. This is perfectly in line with Sangfor’s unwavering commitment to constant innovation. Founded in 2000, Sangfor Technologies is a leading global technology company specializing in enterprise-grade cyber security, cloud computing, IT infrastructure, and IoT products and services. With a corporate mission to "Make Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure", Sangfor aspires to lay the groundwork for digital transformation for organizations across all industries. The strategic partnership agreement between Sangfor Technologies and Western Digital is an affirmation of our unremitting efforts to innovate and meet the world’s ever-growing digital transformation needs. In this partnership, both companies will leverage their respective expertise to engage in technical cooperation. It promises to streamline the optimization and evolution of enterprise storage systems to better meet not only current enterprise storage needs but also the future exponential growth in storage demand. Value Propositions (1) The integration of Western Digital’s enterprise SDD with Sangfor Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and Distributed Storage promises to enhance the overall performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of application hosting and Sangfor’s cloud solutions, such as Sangfor Hybrid Cloud, Managed Cloud Services, and Disaster Recovery (DR). (2) Both companies will cooperate to produce enterprise storage solutions that better align with the precise needs of specific industries, including enterprise, healthcare, government, education, and energy. (3) Both companies will join hands to provide customers with more efficient technical support and higher quality service. Image courtesy of Western Digital “Sangfor is confident that the signing of the strategic partnership agreement is the birth of a fruitful alliance,” says Kaden Zhang, President of Sangfor International Market.  “We believe that through continuous cooperation, the partnership between Sangfor Technologies and Western Digital will propel both companies into a business ecosystem of mutual benefit.” About Western Digital Founded in 1970, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an American global provider of data storage solutions, headquartered in San Jose, California. It designs, manufactures, and sells data technology products, including enterprise storage, data center systems, and enterprise cloud storage services. Western Digital sells its products under the G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, resellers, and retailers. Visit www.westerndigital.com to learn more about Western Digital’s full range of products. About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make Your Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure.


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Gartner Hype Cycle 2022 for Compute and Infrastructure 2022. Sangfor Named as a Sample Vendor.

Sangfor Technologies Named as a Sample Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Reports for Compute and Infrastructure Sangfor Technologies named as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence technology in the newly published Gartner Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022[1] and Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022[2] reports, both published on July 11. About the Gartner Hype Cycle Reports for Compute and Infrastructure The Hype Cycle for Compute report assesses the 25 most-hyped compute technologies while the Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy assesses the 27 most-hyped infrastructure technologies. Each technology is rated on their business benefit, market penetration, and maturity level while other key information such as their drivers, obstacles, user recommendations, and Sample Vendors are provided. Hyperconvergence in the Hype Cycle Reports Hyperconvergence, in the words of the Gartner reports, "combines storage, computing and networking into a single system that reduces data center complexity and increases scalability." In the Priority Matrix, which maps the benefit of each technology against the time to reach the beginning of mainstream adoption, hyperconvergence is rated high in business benefits and due to reach mainstream adoption in less than 2 years (mature mainstream rating). We believe this makes hyperconvergence one of the most valuable near-term technology investments for organizations looking to enhance their compute infrastructure and infrastructure strategies. Specifically, the Gartner reports note that "Hyperconvergence enables IT leaders to be responsive to new business requirements in a modular, small-increment fashion, avoiding the large-increment upgrades typically found in three-tier infrastructure architectures." Sangfor is excited to be named as 1 of 7 Sample Vendors in the world for one of the most beneficial and rapidly maturing technologies in compute and infrastructure strategy. We believe the listing is a great testament to the quality of our state-of-the-art HCI product and the thousands of customers it has benefited. Gartner Magic Quadrant™: Sangfor Technologies named in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years since 2019.[3] Gartner Peer Insights™: Sangfor Technologies recognized in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report for three consecutive years.[4] About Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the only 3rd generation HCI infrastructure platform available today and the first HCI product to incorporate security all in one appliance. By converging compute, storage, networking and security onto a simplified single software stack, customers receive ultimate reliability for business-critical applications with easy-to-use management functions. Sangfor HCI plays a significant role in helping the world’s reputable companies to achieve virtualization, hyperconvergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. Sangfor is the key player in the global HCI market recognized by various brands. To learn more about Sangfor HCI’s product capabilities, use cases, success stories, and more, visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure, or feel free to contact us at marketing@sangfor.com or from our contact page for any inquiries. Sources [1] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022, Tony Harvey and Jason Donham, Published 11 July 2022 [2] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022, Philip Dawson and Nathan Hill, Published 11 July 2022 [3] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software 2021, Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published 17 November 2021. This report was titled Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2019. [4] Gartner, Inc., Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, Published on 28 April, 2022. This report was titled Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2020. Disclaimer: GARTNER, MAGIC QUADRANT and HYPE CYCLE are registered trademarks and service marks and PEER INSIGHTS is a trademark and service mark, of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences with the vendors listed on the platform, should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Sangfor Technologies  Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make Your Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure.


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2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Hyperconvergence. Sangfor Recognized as a Sample Vendor.

Sangfor Technologies Recognized as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Report 2022 Sangfor Technologies listed as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence technology in the recently published Gartner Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022 report.[1] What is the Gartner Hype Cycle Report? The 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle report assesses 21 of today’s most relevant storage and data protection technologies to address the evolving needs of enterprises. Each technology is rated on their business benefit, market penetration, and maturity level while other key information such as the technology’s drivers, obstacles, user recommendations, and Sample Vendors are provided. In general, Gartner recommends that "companies should begin with fast-moving technologies that are rated transformational or high in business benefits, and are likely to reach mainstream adoption quickly." Hyperconvergence in the Hype Cycle Report Hyperconvergence has the highest market penetration of more than 50% (>50%) with the highest maturity (Mature Mainstream) among technologies rated high in business benefits. We feel this makes hyperconvergence one of today’s leading technology choices for organizations looking to enhance their storage and data protection capabilities based on the recommendation above. Gartner points out that "Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions have reached maturity, experiencing steady year-over-year growth, providing simplicity of management and streamline implementation in the data center and at the edge." Sangfor is excited to be named as 1 of 7 Sample Vendors in the world for one of the most rapidly maturing and beneficial storage and data protection technologies. We believe the listing is a great testament to the quality of our state-of-the-art HCI product and the thousands of customers it has benefited. Sangfor Technologies has also been named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years since 2019.[2] It is also been recognized in Gartner Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report for three consecutive years.[3] A Note on Infrastructure Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Infrastructure software-defined storage (SDS) is the only technology in the Hype Cycle report rated transformational in business benefits, the highest possible rating. Gartner defines technologies rated transformational as "enables new ways of doing business across industries that will result in major shifts in industry dynamics." Sangfor is committed to delivering the most useful and innovative technologies to businesses around the world to help them thrive. We are pleased to announce that our Infrastructure SDS solution is in the pipeline and scheduled for released in H2 2022. Stay tuned for updates! About Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the only 3rd generation HCI infrastructure platform available today and the first HCI product to incorporate security all in one appliance. By converging compute, storage, networking and security onto a simplified single software stack, customers receive ultimate reliability for business-critical applications with easy-to-use management functions. Sangfor HCI plays a significant role in helping the world’s reputable companies to achieve virtualization, hyperconvergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. Sangfor is the key player in the global HCI market recognized by various brands. To learn more about Sangfor HCI’s product capabilities, use cases, success stories, and more, visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure, or feel free to contact us at marketing@sangfor.com or from our contact page for any inquiries. Sources [1] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022, Julia Palmer et al., Published 1 July 2022. [2] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software 2021, Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published 17 November 2021. This report was titled Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2019. [3] Gartner, Inc., Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, Published on 28 April, 2022. This report was titled Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2020. Disclaimer: GARTNER, MAGIC QUADRANT and HYPE CYCLE are registered trademarks and service marks, PEER INSIGHTS is a trademark and service mark, of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences with the vendors listed on the platform, should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make Your Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure.


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Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

Authentication via SMS, Portal, Social Media, and QR Code In addition to the authentication of guests via SMS, Portal, and Social Media

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