Why You Should Consider An Application-First Cloud Optimization Plan

Why You Should Consider An Application-First Cloud Optimization Plan

April 26

Emerging technologies have allowed organizations to adapt new, more beneficial data infrastructures and strategies, which has allowed them to streamline their applications and utilize the saved time and resources to better serve their business goals.

In order to take advantage of ever-changing technology, organizations will need to update their data strategy and ensure they are creating an application-first plan. For some organizations, long-term success is achieved through a flexible infrastructure that’s designed to adapt to the evolving application needs of the organization. 

Below, we’ll discuss cloud-based applications that are commonly utilized at large organizations and how the cloud benefits these applications:


Common Cloud-Based Applications for Enterprise Organizations 

With the increasing costs of creating, managing, and updating IT infrastructure, many businesses are utilizing data strategies that involve the cloud. While some applications may benefit from colocation, others are able to operate through the cloud to provide flexibility and lower costs. 

Many businesses use cloud computing for certain applications, including: 

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool helps manage day-to-day business requirements, such as inventory, fulfillment, and similar necessities. Often, this is where organizations may collect and store data about ongoing business processes. 

Commonly used ERP systems include: 

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • NetSuite
  • Oracle ERP Cloud

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems

A customer relationship manager (CRM) helps organizations keep track of all of their customers, their relationships with them, and related activity. This is where client data is stored, including personal information, order history, and more. 

Commonly used CRM systems include: 

  • HubSpot
  • Salesforce
  • Zendesk

Human Resources Management (HRM) Systems

A human resources manager (HRM) is an internal system that allows enterprises to maintain information about employees, job information, time off requests, and more. 

Commonly used HRM systems include: 

  • ADP
  • Bamboo HR 
  • Gusto

Project Management (PM) Systems 

A project management system allows organizations to keep track of deliverables, assign each project to the correct team, track its progress, and ensure that all related tasks are completed. 

Commonly used PM systems include: 

  • Basecamp
  • Monday.com
  • Trello


Application-First Optimization Benefits 

By building an architecture that puts the application’s needs first, you and your end-users benefit for a number of reasons, including: 


Previously, enterprise organizations have been expected to put new or updated applications into an existing infrastructure solution, which may not be the most effective environment for these applications.

By meeting the needs of the application through an updated strategy, you can ensure that your end-users have a seamless, secure experience. 

Application Agility

Personalization and application agility — your application’s ability to provide an effective experience to the users — go hand-in-hand during digital transformations. 

By utilizing strategies that put the application’s needs first, many organizations have the ability to reach a level of application agility that they were unable to achieve before. For example, an Internet of Things (IoT) application may not effectively work in an on-premises environment, due to the staffing, maintenance, and other requirements. 

Ongoing Optimization

By implementing an application-first optimization strategy, your organization can consistently take a look at the needs of the application and update your infrastructure when it is no longer meeting the needs of your applications. 

One way to ensure you can make these changes is through Evoque’s SpendAgility™. This is a flexible contract feature that allows users to scale their workloads while maintaining a fixed monthly cost. 


Create an Optimization Strategy for Your Organization 

These benefits, and more, are possible through an application-first approach to your infrastructure. 

In order to get the most out of your digital infrastructure plan, you’ll want to work with a cloud engineering team that has the experience and knowledge to provide you with a strategy that optimizes your applications, increases your flexibility, and provides you with increased security. 

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