Cloud computing is changing the way the transportation industry does business. With the support offered by this technology , companies have found a new way to distribute their products, information and business services on demand, with more flexibility in services related to IT and adapted to the profiles of employees in each organization.

Like Amazon, the existing cloud structure was designed for critical operations, according to different types of service levels and ready for real-time operations. In addition, it has strong integration and compatibility with various existing technology solutions and services, thus ensuring greater ease of migration and meeting the standards of the transport industry.

Transformation of the IT structure in the transport sector

Transportation companies' IT departments are grappling with stringent business demands, budget constraints, security requirements, technology obsolescence and new ways of working. The virtualization of technological infrastructure is an efficient example of how to face these challenges and become more agile in a highly competitive market.

A successful cloud migration plan requires a detailed analysis of your strategic needs, business processes and IT environment. Therefore, four important steps are defined to guide transport companies in their journey to the cloud. The strategy involves evaluation, design, implementation and operational support.

1. Business evaluation

The purpose of the assessment phase is to identify your business objectives and challenges that are part of operations, determining what type of solution the cloud should address. Within this phase there are some points that are considered as success criteria to move forward in the other stages.

  • Identify work style and devices used by employees
  • Observe the current user experience
  • Determine criteria for security, business agility, and service levels that need to be met
  • Highlight the business management lifecycle
  • Raise current costs in technology

Still at this stage, it is necessary to carry out a detailed study of the solutions and infrastructure considered critical to the business and its dependencies.

2. Cloud design

Defining the cloud architecture at a transportation company can integrate a combination of services, including infrastructure and software, along with other additional services to meet the requirements. For this phase, we define it as a success criterion.

  • Technical design of the solution meeting the infrastructure and security requirements
  • Operational design addressing cloud integration with enterprise operations
  • Adaptation and migration plan, addressing the phases to be overcome in the migration process

3. Implementation and transition

Once the design phase has been reviewed and approved, it's time to start migrating to the cloud.

  • Pilot phase, with tests and revisions of the transition plan
  • completion of infrastructure
  • Migration and Validation

4. Operational support

After implementation, we have the final phase of this process with user support and operations management. At this stage it is important to highlight:

  • User experience and performance
  • Optimization and adequacy of the structure
  • Compliance standards and best practices

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