The MIT Sloan Management Review defines digital transformation as “Digital transformation is best conceived of as ongoing adaptation to a continually changing environment.” The most important element of adopting digital transformation means asking yourself how you can adapt your business practices to maximize on available technology investments. Digital transformation can mean anything from adopting more modern IT, like cloud computing, to a complete overhaul of all technology, to help enable new business processes. Customer demands often drive digital transformation, with rising expectations of the quality of their user experience, making HCI a natural progression for those moving toward digital transformation.
A great example of digital transformation is the boom in streaming services in 2020. Before the pandemic, Netflix was dominating the streaming service market, offering DVD’s for shipment directly to customer homes. They achieved success by making their service easy to use on the web, shipment fast and easy, and their stock highly available. But, when streaming started shutting down the movie rental and DVD business, Netflix and other streaming services quickly shifted to digital transformation. Today, in 2021, streaming services are the norm, with every major media outlet offering their own streaming services and content offerings. Adding downloads, shared accounts and exclusive content, available in real-time on your TV or any device, clenched the market for streaming services.
Did you know there are 4 types of digital transformation? Process, business model, domain and cultural transformation. Let’s explore.
Hybrid cloud, sometimes called “multi-cloud,” is the combination of an on-premises data center (or private cloud) with a public cloud, and on-premises infrastructure, sharing both applications and data easily between them, while offering increased security. The combination of easy management and application portability on all platforms means a more unified, productive and flexible environment. There are several benefits of hybrid cloud, including:
Hybrid cloud is proven to work better when paired with hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI. Let’s explore the question of “what is HCI?” and how it can be used to enable digital transformation and future proof your business.
Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), like Sangfor’s HCI solution, combines data center hardware and local storage, with software to create a virtual network to replace traditional infrastructure elements like servers, storage networks, and arrays. Bringing together all these elements under one, space-saving, digital platform means easier O&M, increased productivity, more scalable resources, and a much more secure network.
Every digital transformation is going to begin and end with the customer, and I can see that in the minds of every CEO I talk to,” explains Marc Benioff, Chairman and CO-CEO at Salesforce. Customer and staff expect and deserve more from enterprises in 2021, leaving many looking for ways to enable secure remote work, fast and easy communication and customer service, and ways to secure their data both at rest and in transit. This article will answer the question “what is digital transformation?” and what new technologies, like hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud, can do to enable fast and efficient digital transformation.
For more information on HCI, and how it can enable fast and easy digital transformation, contact Sangfor Technologies today.