Cloud computing is no longer an emerging trend. Adoption is so widespread, various reports find that a majority of businesses are using the cloud in some form. To maintain competitive advantage in this transformed marketplace, the question is no longer when to move to the cloud, but how you get there.
There is no shortage of ways to leverage the cloud, but to secure the most benefits for your business, consider a solution that does more than just get you there. You need a trusted partner to provide a seamless transition to the cloud in a secure deployment with quick time to value. DSI’s cloud offering builds on three fundamental characteristics of our digital supply chain solutions—speed, security and scalability—to leverage the agility of the cloud for your business.
1. Security – Multi-Layered Protection in the Cloud
Your path to the cloud should be short, as simple as possible and most importantly, secure. DSI enables you to quickly, securely and reliably connect your on-premise enterprise systems of record to your own secure instance of the DSI Cloud Platform. Using DSI Cloud Connect, an AES-256bit encrypted gateway, protect data at rest and in motion to safely extend your enterprise software implementation to the cloud.
The DSI Cloud Platform gives you the tools to take control of your cloud security. Administrators in your organization can use a Web-based console to manage users and their roles so that each user has access to the appropriate apps and data for their specific role. And with a secure cloud deployment, your business can store data in the cloud, aggregate data from multiple sources and support the usability and efficiency required of mobile applications without the cost, management or limitations of on-premise middleware and databases.
2. Speed – The Shortest, Simplest Path to the Cloud
The cloud is more than data storage. DSI’s Cloud Platform offers cloud-based app design and development—no code required. Business analysts can create and deploy mobile apps using DSI’s familiar Web-based workbench without having any coding expertise. This rapid development approach lets you quickly produce mobile apps and retain the flexibility to easily configure them as your business needs change over time.
To maximize speed to deployment, DSI’s digital supply chain solutions include componentized multi-tier apps that can be deployed out of the box. The DSI Inventory Management Solution is a native cloud-based inventory and material tracking system with the versatility to act as a standalone materials management system, or as an aggregation point for one or more enterprise systems.
The fastest path to success in the cloud requires eliminating the friction of deploying a typical enterprise software to cloud connection. DSI Cloud Connect gateway enables you to radically accelerate time to value. In as few as 30 minutes, you can deploy a secure instance of the DSI Cloud Platform using Cloud Connect’s wizard-based tool, a first of its kind solution that quickly guides you through configuring the gateway, connectors and interfaces required for a reliable cloud connection.
3. Scalability – Start Small, and Grow With Your Business
Your business isn’t static. You need a solution that can easily support a growing number of users, mobile apps and transactions without the need to perform capacity planning or deploy and manage additional hardware. DSI’s cloud offering does that and more, helping you adapt and scale as your company grows. And you can leverage DSI’s best-in-class omni-channel architecture to provide engaging and efficient mobile capabilities for any role on any device. By leveraging the same business logic and cloud-hosted development tools, this omni-channel architecture lets you quickly deploy apps to meet growing needs.
When your business is ready to take on other cloud-enabled technologies, you’ll need a cloud solution that can keep up. The Internet of Things (IoT), for example, is ushering in an era where people, machines, sensors and devices will be connected thanks to the cloud. DSI’s Cloud Platform supports machine-to-machine (M2M) integration to easily connect physical equipment to the cloud so that you can monitor operations, check the health of equipment and automate process flows.
Want to learn more about what your business can achieve in the cloud? Contact us to discuss how we can help you get the most from moving to the cloud with the DSI Cloud Platform.