Resources are always limited. That is why you have to use them as efficiently as possible. Our entire economy is built on these principles and they surely apply to ISVs.
As the demand for advanced internet solutions continues to grow, resources become scarcer. The way to keep up with the increasing demand for faster, better, and more reliable delivery of software solutions is to improve the quality of your workload and its performance efficiency. The cloud offers great opportunities to optimize your development process because it is designed to utilize all available resources to their full potential. That doesn't only apply to hardware, CPU resources, and disk space. The cloud enables you to gain access to all kinds of advanced tooling, expertise, and knowledge which help you optimize your performance and maximize efficiency.
Cloud technology has given an enormous impulse to business digitalization. The technical possibilities are almost infinite: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain technology, Robotics, the Internet of Things... For any single ISV, it's hard to keep track of all these new cloud-based technologies, let alone to create new business services and solutions using them. Let's be realistic. As an ISV you only have a limited amount of time, money and resources. How long does it take before you master such complex techniques and start being productive?
Thanks to the cloud you don't have to re-invent the wheel all over again. The Azure platform, for example, offers over 4,000 cloud services you can use to your benefit and easily embed in your software.
You don't need a large team of highly experienced developers that know all about machine learning, IoT and security. Apart from the fact that they are simply not available because of the huge shortage of software developers, a cloud platform offers far more efficient solutions to produce software. Gone are the days wasted on writing complex coding and bug fixing. Just cherry-pick the cloud services you need and use them well.
Let's say you want to incorporate image recognition, a chatbot or data visualization in your software solution. The cloud contains everything you need. All it takes is a few developers to get familiar with the tooling, integrate the functionality in your software, and make it work. In no time you can deploy the new feature to the cloud and start making money. During these turbulent times of constant change, cloud technology enables ISVs to continuously respond to new demands from the business. Organizations are looking for ways to digitalize and secure their future. By embracing the cloud you can help them finding a new way forward and secure your future too.
The cloud offers plenty of opportunities for ISVs to speed up development. We at Insight have been working with partners like you across Europe for many years, providing valuable time, knowledge and support in many (hybrid) cloud scenarios.
Contact one of our cloud specialists to find out how we can support you in optimising your cloud costs in line with your business goals, whether you are designing your first workloads in the cloud or work entirely cloud-based.
This article is part of a series based on Microsoft’s WAF (Well-Architected Framework), where you find much more helpful guidance. WAF improves the quality of workloads operating in the cloud by focusing on a set of common architecture principles, including cost optimisation, operational excellence, performance efficiency, reliability and security.
As a multi-vendor software licensing, workload and platform specialist, we can guide you through all stages of your strategic cloud journey with a series of workshops, assessments, services and best practices, from the first exploration of cloud or hybrid opportunities and benefits to support and optimisation after migration. So no matter where you are in your journey, we help you find new ways forward and accelerate your business.