The ability to distribute and store shared resources, information, and software through the networking magic of the Internet is a phenomenon that has re-structured how businesses operate. Commonly referred to as ‘cloud computing’, this method of storing and accessing data and programs through the web as opposed to tangible hard drives is a powerful advancement that has truly pushed the boundaries of communication technology. Here at Algo Communication Products, we stand at the forefront of the group of technology-based businesses that are driving these features forwards within enterprises all across the Lower Mainland.
As with all new technology, there is certainly some troubleshooting that needs to be done in regards to the implementation and distribution of these products. While security and the protection of private information was the initial goal of the cloud project, today the major issues with these powerful systems revolve around how to best implement private and public clouds in a fashion that encourages integration among both platforms. While private cloud computing is best used to manage the internal operations of a business, the public cloud is can be a fundamental tool for shaping the customer experience in a beneficial manner. Both of these computing systems should ideally use similar applications, a fact that has stumped many software developers who seek to allow their companies to work throughout multiple clouds.
The main difficulty that arises from this attempted hybridization is the fact that there is little integration between different types of clouds. If a business wants to carry one type of software over from their private cloud system into their public one, they may have to start entirely from scratch. Although this does offer some long-term benefits in terms of the development of intrinsically new programs, ultimately this lack of integration can be costly for businesses seeking to save time and money. These hindrances may lead to companies and services being more cautious when adopting new systems, which may ultimately give them a disadvantage when compared to competitors that have access to more resources.
Fortunately, the gears of progress have been working away, and there may soon be a solution to this irking issue. Cisco, one of Avaya’s partners and pioneers in IT and networking technology, has recently partnered with Google Cloud in order to pool resources and develop applications that are accessible through the public cloud as well as through on-site IT assets. This project will combine systems in a manner that gives developers freedom- the freedom to develop and deploy software throughout multiple cloud systems. The solutions that these partners strive towards emphasize the agility and scale of the cloud without sacrificing the vital tenets of security and advanced support. While this newfound collaboration is certainly a work in progress, the innovators behind it have vision and technological abilities that will definitely reshape the flexibility of developers utilizing the cloud.
If history has anything to show, it is that issues with software integration have almost always had solutions. Algo has faith within Cisco and Google Cloud’s ability to allow heightened connectivity between public and private clouds. The future is looking bright, and soon businesses will be able to utilize software across a number of different systems without needing to waste precious resources re-developing them in order to address compatibility issues. This will likely mean that customers and employees will be able to use cloud systems that are faster, more secure, and more reliable than ever before. For further information regarding how cloud tech is re-shaping how businesses work, and how Cisco’s new partnership is shaking up the digital world, don’t hesitate to give us a call or reach out via that intangible, globe-spanning marvel we call… The Internet.