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Business benefits of cloud environments

Recently, cloud compatible applications have been released by IT vendors, and cloud compatibility has become a matter of course. Meanwhile, it might be difficult to understand the merit of choosing a cloud environment from the user's viewpoint. In addition, many people may have the impression that IT vendors are recommending migration to cloud with sales at the top of their mind. However, in fact, even if it is not the time to update your own hardware, there is a sufficient business advantage to move to a cloud environment, and we can recommend it with confidence for its current benefits and future potential.

For those who say iCloud offers the convenience to store and access from outside of the office to the Excel files originally saved in their computers, we would like to introduce the benefits of hosting the enterprise platform in a cloud environment.

Business continuity (BCP measures)

The flexibility and scalability to instantly add computing power on demand as much as you need is exactly what is desired in addressing today's uncertainty.

Flexibility and scalability at hand

Cloud vendors that offer global services can copy data to three data centers that are at least 100 km away from each other, with the option of having backups overseas.

What is Cloud?

Cloud is a variety of services that assume that the Internet is between the users and the service providers. Another way to classify cloud environments is to distinguish between private and public clouds. Private cloud is completely separate from network environments used by others, and dedicated communication lines are used. Even if it is hosted by a third party, the entire cost will be borne by the user, greatly limiting one of the attractiveness of using cloud. Private cloud is somewhat similar to renting a space in a third party's data center instead of the conventional approach to build an owned data center from scratch.
Here's a breakdown of the public clouds that can take full advantage of cloud environments and how they will evolve in the future.

HOYA Digital Solutions has a proven track record of providing services such as cloud infrastructure construction and application implementation in the cloud, based on the authorized distributor agreements with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

In addition, we have many SAP-certified engineers who are engaged in the construction and migration of SAP-HANA in each cloud environment, and we can provide implementation services of HANA in cloud environments.

If you have questions about building a cloud environment or implementing SAP-HANA in the cloud, please feel free to contact us. We will happily answer your questions.

AWS technology partner SAP-HANA

Cloud type (Classification)

There are various forms of cloud computing, depending greatly on how much the vendor is in charge of the services, and the general distinction is as shown below. Currently, major vendors such as Amazon's AWS have a large share of the IaaS market. Although this form is part of cloud computing, it is merely piece by piece sales of large computer hardware procured in large quantities at low prices using software called VMs (virtual machines). In this case, the user (general company) has to install and manage the OS, and is responsible for installing security patches and taking backups. There is almost no benefits aside from lower cost computer procurement, and it comes with a broader scope of responsibility for the in-house IT department.
In the future, it is expected that the mainstream will be SaaS or PaaS where applications can be built by combining various functional components, operated, serviced and maintained (so-called managed services).

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* Scalability required by your ERP will be served.

Resolving performance issues

It is often the case that a computer system fulfills its intended performance such as response time when newly deployed, but slows down over time as data volume grows. Especially with the fast moving technology these days, a system running on hardware of the previous generation may seem slower than a system introduced most recently, and the timing of system linkage may no longer align, causing stress to the users.

When the performance of a computer purchased by the company needs to be addressed, there are a number of possible solutions, such as organizing (rolling out) and indexing data in the database, tuning programs and search strings, and replacing memory and hard disks with faster ones. However, especially when hardware is involved, it takes time and cost for procurement, and the truth is that you never know if the problem can surely be solved.

On the other hand, performance improvement in a cloud environment can be tested in a few minutes to a few hours in most cases. If it is effective, it can be used as is. If it still is slow due to other issues, it can be stopped to try another way. With this, effectiveness can be realized without wasting time and budget.

Insufficient computational power

  • Automatically adjust computing power
  • Cloud caching for speed
  • Load balancing from owned server to cloud environment
  • Functional logic execution in the cloud
  • Massively parallel batch execution in  Cloud

Slow input / output

  • Speeding up image and video distribution
  • High event throughput for IoT devices
  • Responding to web traffic surges

Network problems

  • Load balancing by scaling owned environment to cloud
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New discoveries from big data analysis

A series of attempts to discover business insights by analyzing "big data", or data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional computers, have been among the centers of attention. The term "big data" often appears with topics such as exponential increase in raw data from sensors used in advanced IoT, AI and machine learning as a means of data analytics, etc. that it might give a sense of newness, but similar efforts had been made time and again even before the term gained popularity. Today, it has become viable to apply to business due to faster telecommunications, spread of cloud and investment in it, and progress in technological research.

In the past, data scientists, experts in analyzing data were required to leverage big data. They were scarce in numbers globally, and the bar to invest in systems and human resources at scale was high because of uncertainty what the analysis results would bring to the business.

Required skills for data scientists

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Recently, investment and R & D in cloud environments have progressed, and it has become possible to leave ① and ② above to the cloud side to some extent, and the hurdle has been lowered considerably. However, because ③ capability is required, it is necessary to be familiar with the company's business environment, such as marketing, SCM, production, and competition, and it is not realistic in terms of cost to entrust analysis to outside experts. Therefore, HOYA Digital Solutions has been providing support for conducting business analysis of various big data including IoT data by the following approach.

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Environment for
handling Big Data

  • Can handle hundreds of terabytes of data
  • Easily test Hadoop environments
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Environment for machine learning

  • Support standard statistical functions
  • APIs such as image recognition and speech recognition can also be used
  • Languages such as R and Python are also available
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Support for data import

  • Data migration from owned servers
  • IoT devices
  • Other cloud environments
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Training on statistical analysis methods and basic procedures

  • Training on basic statistics, tools, etc. as needed
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Support for 
business aspects

  • Perspectives and approaches for starting business analysis

Infrastructure cost reduction

Fast-moving business environment is driving a value shift from ownership to sharing in many industries, such as prevalence of EMS, foundries, OEM for third party brands in the manufacturing industry. Purchasing equipment for production comes with technologies used in it. In other words, technologies are available anywhere in the world except for some specific cutting-edge ones. We have to be mindful of the risk to be caught up quickly if we own things.

On the investment front, IT assets are generally procured in a planned manner based on usage needs. The larger the computer, the longer the procurement lead time will be, that more resources will be prepared in advance. The actual timing to start using the procured IT assets can be months away, or even two or three years away. The circumstances can change in the meantime to make several times more powerful computers available at half the price.

For a variety of reasons below, the cloud environment is a great way to procure IT resources in this rapidly changing era.

  • Scale of cloud investment
    The total investment among the top cloud vendors in 2015 is shown below. With the exception of Amazon, which is investing in distribution centers, most of the investment is considered to be cloud-related.
  • Amazon:6.6 Billion $
  • Microsoft:10.4 Billion $
  • Google:8 Billion $

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  • Global load balancing for companies around the world
    The advantage of cloud is that IT resources can be procured as much as and when needed. From the vendors' perspective, it is obviously beneficial to balance the loads of as many companies as possible whose usage times are different, to a large number of overseas sites in different time zones.
  • Overwhelming purchasing power
    No single company has made an IT investment comparable to the above cloud vendors. The most advanced and the best equipment is used in their data centers at fairly low procurement costs.
  • Investment risk reduction and cash flow improvement
    A common approach in traditional IT implementation was to purchase hardware and software at an early stage, leaving them unused for months or years in case of a long-term project.
  • pay-as-you-go
    The style of paying only for what you use will become common in the future.