Carbonite: A Case Study on Cloud-First Approach to Data and Application Integration
Did you know that the concept of “Cloud-First” began in the U.S. federal government?
Cloud-First was a mandate issued to all federal agencies by the chief information officer of the United States in December 2010. By 2012, a subsequent report to Congress showed that more than half of all federal agencies had adopted cloud computing for at least one application.
As more and more applications are available in the market built for cloud only, the cloud-first strategy becomes increasingly popular. Cloud-first is a business strategy built around the goal of reducing IT costs by leveraging the cloud economies of scale, flexible subscription pricing, shared infrastructure and ease of use.
Cloud-First is one approach to embrace cloud computing. In a recent webinar with Forbes analyst Joe McKendrick, Justing Donlon from Carbonite, shared the story on how Carbonite embarked on its cloud journey with a cloud-first strategy.
Carbonite is an online backup service, available to Windows and Mac users, that backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Carbonite is a cloud-first company and has built their application and data strategy based on the cloud-first model. They are also established thought leaders in the space of Journey to Cloud, and help their customers make the journey to cloud as a backup option for flexibility, reliability, cost and security.
Carbonite, has implemented innovative approaches that help them drive hugely scalable business processes and time to market including optimizing the partner onboarding processes. They use Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services and specifically Cloud Data Integration, Application Integration and Cloud B2B Gateway with IoT integration.
The Business Problem:
Managing distributors and partners was a big problem that was slowing down Carbonite’s innovations and speed to market. A lot of manual, offline process, reporting challenges, no opportunity for API integration, and multiple manual touch points led to potential for error and delaying provisioning of systems and reports.
Using Informatica they have managed to achieve speed to productivity with Managed file transfer and partner onboarding, reusing in-house expertise and leveraging highly optimized Salesforce integration.