With the conference finals now set in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, we thought this was a great time to talk about “The Cloud” using a hockey analogy. Yes, a bit of a stretch, but hang with me here…


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Structure…All 4 of the remaining teams rely on a solid foundation and defensive structure that allows their speed and skill to shine. Similarly, a business benefits from a robust cloud infrastructure that enables their employees to focus on what they do best without worrying about the underlying technical complexities.

Security…The goaltender plays the role of security, limiting risk and damage every game. Cloud security measures safeguard your company’s data and digital assets, detecting and mitigating threats before they can harm your business.

Performance…You can’t make the conference finals without having a solid d-core. Just like defenseman are responsible for maintaining the overall defensive structure, supporting the goaltender and making that perfectly executed “first pass” to exit the zone… #cloudmanagement ensures efficient performance of your cloud environment, manages resources, optimizes workflows, and ensures high availability. The cloud service and storage components handle the storage and retrieval of data, much like defensemen working to control the flow of the game and keep the puck out of their own zone.

User Experience….Finally, think of cloud infrastructure (hardware, software, and data storage) as the ice/playing surface. With this in place, your performers can interact with #cloud services and applications easily with a seamless and intuitive experience. 
Are you built to win? Are you playing on the right surface?  If you would like to discuss further, you can contact us or learn more on i4C Cloud‘s page.