“Experienced IT Consultant Edwin flew in to do an Architecture Scan. “I inventoried the entire landscape,” he says. “Architecture, working methods, software packages, versions of software libraries, and so on. I asked a lot of questions so that it became clearer and clearer: what is the goal and what is and especially what is not needed for this?” Gerard adds: “Edwin reviewed for us what was important to address, what needed to be done immediately, what could possibly be done later, and what investment would provide what value. That produced a good piece that formed the basis for the further development of the application. It gave us peace of mind to know that we had made the right choices.”
One of those choices involved whether or not to move to the Cloud. The outcome is a hybrid solution. “With that, performance is more than guaranteed, without incurring high costs,” Gerard said. “That just wasn’t necessary in our case. Importantly, though, we are now ready to move to a full cloud solution as soon as we do need to.”
Edwin: “The cloud is by no means always cheaper and easier. It also takes on new concerns. Many companies want to go to the cloud because of cost, but the cloud is not always cheaper. You pay according to usage, so it can get pretty expensive. It’s a completely different checkout model than you’re used to. You choose the cloud only if it supports your strategic goals. In this case, SAM would not have benefited from a scalable environment. There was no need.