Diversifying in the Cloud: 3 Real Life Cloud Services Case Studies
Cloud computing solutions have come to be synonymous with flexibility. Not just in their specific use cases, but also with regard to the broad array of industries and applications that have benefitted from the introduction of cloud services. The cloud can deliver solutions to a multitude of industries and can help address business challenges unique to industries ranging from healthcare to retail and more.
To truly understand how cloud computing is extending its reach across the business world, it’s helpful to look at real life case studies that demonstrate the challenges that exist in every facet of business, as well as the creative, cloud solutions that can be implemented to address these issues head-on. Below are three client case studies that highlight how the cloud can meet the diverse needs of a wide range of industries.
1. REC Solar is a national leader in solar electric system design and installation, focused on making solar affordable and simple.
Challenge: REC needed to expand rapidly to meet its growing client demand, and make sure they did so while maintaining accuracy and client satisfaction, but was challenged with managing a multitude of applications and environments.
Solution: Navisite’s proven expertise in managing Oracle EBS applications and achieving a high level of service with respect to system uptime allowed REC to focus on their development efforts. With Navisite’s Managed Application Services, REC improved failover rates, accuracy in shipping and increased fulfillment times. REC also benefited from enhanced scalability to meet the often unpredictable ebb and flow of the solar market.
2. PSC is a leading provider of specialty maintenance services and technology solutions supporting the United States’ critical energy infrastructure.
Challenge: PSC’s legacy managed hosting vendor did not meet their standards of reliability—especially when considering the associated cost of the services. Outages were becoming increasingly common and reliable support was often not available.
Solution: Migrating business critical systems to Navisite, including managed hosting, managed Oracle applications, managed Microsoft Exchange and NaviCloud Self-Service and Managed Cloud. PSC was able to report tangible results, with end-users receiving the greatest benefit. Speed, reliability and availability were all achieved through the migration from legacy systems to the cloud.
3. Costain is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, offering tier-one engineering and technology-led solutions in many sectors, including rail, highways, oil & gas, water and nuclear process sectors.
Challenge: Constain developed the Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) on behalf of Highways England in compliance with complex UK legislation, but needed to enlist a hosted application partner to deliver a reliable, robust and secure platform for the solution’s SaaS delivery.
Solution: Costain looked to Navisite for its hybrid cloud solution, delivering significant cost and flexibility benefits, while also ensuring that data remained secure and that the platform could offer a robust service level agreement (SLA).
No matter your business, industry or challenge, the cloud is adaptable enough to make your organization more productive, cost effective, scalable and flexible.
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