Clouds move, and so should yours. Scalable’s IT Asset Management in the Cloud, Asset Vision, now incorporates Regional provisioning. This means Asset Vision can be deployed in any available Amazon Web service (AWS) location—so there are now eight unique locations where an Asset Vision instance can be implemented and meet local data privacy requirements.
Because each Asset Vision Region is a separate geographic area, each location has isolated locations known as Availability Zones. By allowing resources to run in a specific region, you not only maximize performance by reducing latencies, you avoid cross-region data transfer. This is significant because end users can rest assured that they know where their data is, and under what conditions it is maintained. This is not true of all IT Asset Management services one might choose.
Beyond data privacy and performance considerations, why does this matter? It matters because Cloud business-as-a-service offerings are here to stay.
IDC recently stated that spending on public IT Cloud services will reach $47.4 billion dollars. This is important because:
- Global corporations are looking to leverage this type of infrastructure choice to reduce cost and improve response to required business needs.
- Cloud business services enable global mergers and acquisitions to occur more rapidly, completely by-passing the exhaustive process of IT rationalization and reducing the number of services required to integrate their entities more rapidly.
- Cloud makes the latest and most sophisticated technology available to places and companies that could never before afford those innovations. This means local markets can grow and prosper just like their big brethren, and compete on a more even footing.
It is pretty clear that Cloud-based services can and do deliver very high levels of security and integrity for both data and transactions. In fact, I would suggest that services such as AWS might even deliver superior security and data integrity relative to what one might find in internal company data centers.
The reluctance to move derives from the question of “where is my data, and is it stored under the terms of my nation’s data privacy laws?” Now with Regional support, Asset Vision and Scalable Software can deliver IT asset management and software asset management solutions while ensuring compliance with these regional data privacy needs.