Some of the saddest stories in the world of computing involve companies that simply couldn’t see far enough ahead to predict what they would need to do to stay on top. Classic examples include anti-virus manufacturers that believed DOS 604k computers were all that would ever need protection and companies that could not see the need for cross-platform support of software and hardware alike.
Now, the computing market stands on the edge of a new transition. From dedicated physical servers to virtualization and the use of VPS hosting in order to do the bulk of business, and for companies looking to ensure they remain viable players in the world of business computing, a two-part transition must occur.
The first part of this transition comes when a company realizes that it must change its thinking about being “cross-platform” into “cross-cloud.” Platforms are no longer separate identities bound by physical space; instead, the world of virtual server hosting means that applications and operating systems are only a tiny virtual distance away from each other. For companies, this means that the need to develop support for a multiplicity of cloud applications is paramount; focusing on only one, common operating system is a good way to go the way of the dinosaur.
Companies must also consider what they can do to both maximize their current VPS use and design ways to take advantage of cloud-platforms that are not their native or majority focus. With minimal effort, it is best for a business to create a VPS solution that will at least be compatible with cross-cloud applications, if not perfect.
The world of computing is now virtual, rather than physical, and companies must be prepared to increase their presence on the cloud.