Today, cloud computing is at the forefront of the shift to the digital business and is enabling food and beverage companies to adapt to these changing business models, both strategically and operationally.
Food and beverage companies with a cloudfirst strategy have learned that the cloud’s real value comes with being able to delegate the Service Level Agreement (SLA) of an entire solution, from infrastructure to application, instead of components. It is also widely recognized that integrated suites reduce complexity, increase reliability and cost less—it’s just that now, with cloud, the suite includes hardware, security and operations. Most agree that the cloud paradigm has cost and convenience benefits: availability, speed, agility and TCO, enabling faster development processes and providing higher reliability and lower risk. Companies that take an ad hoc approach miss out on many of cloud’s benefits and experience a variety of pitfalls.
In the current state of the market, not all cloud providers can step up to the challenge of providing an integrated offering, and that forces companies to manage more than they want to.
In this document we hope to provide you our perspective on the components and scorecard to use to not only evaluate a true cloud solution, but also analyze for yourself how our various platform offerings help you to meet your organization objectives today, adapt to the industry disruptions of tomorrow.