IT solutions architect Will Fulmer has noticed a shift in mindset when meeting with his clients. After years of hemming and hawing over modernizing old infrastructure, organizations are adopting cloud-smart strategies, motivated by the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) benefits hybridized workloads can provide.
“Companies are looking to leverage their infrastructure as a differentiator,” said Fulmer, a Principal at the IT consultancy Helient Systems. “It’s important that we can deliver cutting-edge solutions that add value to our customers’ businesses.”
Those who drag their feet risk missing out on cost savings. The Wall Street Journal dubbed 2023 the Year of Efficiency as business leaders move to streamline operations in the face of inflationary pressures. Fulmer helps companies deflect some of those headwinds by architecting leaner IT strategies. He said organizations are managing expenses and staying competitive by shifting to hybrid cloud IT operations.
“A lot of our organizations are doing economic analysis of the cost to own and maintain the equipment versus the cost of software as a service and paying by the meter,” said Fulmer, who is a Nutanix Certified Master and Technology Champion. “That’s where the hybrid cloud model really took off.”