During the past year, the Government and businesses have participated in a surge in digital innovation as a response to the COVID-19 and the challenges that it brought. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) even amended its Cloud First Policy in June 2020 to provide more precise instructions on policy coverage, data security, and data classification.
These contributed to a major step towards cloud realization in the Philippines. Based on 2020 data released last month, the country ranked number 11 in APAC with a total Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) score of 55.3. It also reached a score of 23.2 in the cloud regulation segment – the tenth highest score in the region.
Markets are recognizing the importance of digital innovation – particularly cloud adoption – in ensuring business continuity among industries. However, there is a challenge on how to help SME’s in implementing their cloud adoption strategies.
Challenges Moving to Cloud
As companies adapt to cloud-based infrastructure, large volumes of data are generated and stored in the cloud, introducing new security issues. Due to technical requirements and an industry-wide lack of technical skills, many organizations will need assistance from a cloud services provider to ensure the security and confidentiality of the data.
Cloud service providers can also provide migration services to help enterprises move applications to the cloud of provide on-premises facilities based on business requirements. The increased utilization of cloud-based applications addresses modern customer requirements to access information anywhere and securely.
When expanding their use of cloud technology, the biggest struggle for many companies is cloud management, which is the process of maintaining oversight and administrative control of cloud computing resources and services. Not having effective cloud management introduces the potential for security, performance, and efficiency-related issues, plus unnecessary costs.
Remediating Cloud Challenges
To improve cloud management in the Philippines and the rest of the APAC region, Stratpoint Technologies is leveraging its deep understanding of cloud migration and the importance of cloud management. As a born-in-the-cloud enabler of digital transformation that delivers enterprise-grade solutions, Stratpoint is collaborating with nOps, a provider of leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud management platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an AWS Advanced Technology Partner.
With the help of nOps, Stratpoint helps its customers rapidly execute AWS infrastructure assessments, known as AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews, to identify and remediate high-risk issues (HRIs). This goes beyond just the “lift and shift” of applications to the cloud to help clients design and implement an architecture that fully leverages AWS technology.
The partnership includes collaboration on training, support, and a go-to-market focused on cost-optimization and security best practices in the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
The nOps cloud management solution has enabled Stratpoint to help its customers save an average of more than 15 percent per month in AWS costs, translating to an effective annual savings of US$20,000 or PhP1,000,000.
“We chose nOps as our cloud management partner because, as users ourselves, we find it is the best tool to manage cloud usage and costs. It works well with AWS, the leading cloud platform globally, which works well for us as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner,”
– Mary Rose Dela Cruz, Chief Executive Officer of Stratpoint
She added that the partnership with nOps comes at a fortunate time since companies that have adopted digital and cloud technologies are more equipped to get to the other side of the massive economic shift that is happening today.
“Stratpoint and many of our clients have long been cloud-native. Together with nOps, we will help Filipino and ASEAN businesses build resilience now and be future-ready,” she added.
The collaboration brings nOps into the Philippine market, expanding the company’s representation in Asia. This helps their rapid-growth customers build, monitor, and run secure and optimized AWS infrastructures with the AWS Well-Architected Framework and other industry best practices.
“We are excited to partner with Stratpoint as we build on the great momentum of the AWS adoption in the Asian market. As an nOps user, Stratpoint has experienced first-hand the benefits that nOps brings to the Well-Architected Review process. And its ability to deliver insights into any changes in the AWS environment that can impact cost, security, and availability,”
– JT Giri, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of nOps
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