Blog by Matt Eckersall, Regional Director EMEA North at SUSE
Migrating large business applications to the cloud is always a challenge. While there is clear benefit to migrating workloads, the move to the cloud also offers organisations an opportunity to rethink how technology applications can be implemented to drive better business value and increase employee empowerment. To do this, businesses need to rethink how to design and deliver large migrations for complex enterprise requirements – it’s both a technical and an organisational change which requires a shift in the business’s mind-set.
And, crucially, new cloud skills are needed in order to migrate to the cloud and create the best practices and process shift required. In fact, every year, LinkedIn analyses its data and publishes a list of the most in-demand professional skills. In 2019, cloud computing skills were once again named the most sought-after skill, with cloud-adjacent skills also high up the list.
Trusted partners, with solution and infrastructure expertise, are key to supporting smooth cloud application mitigation. That’s why Centiq, SAP reseller and HANA experts, has invested in and now achieved the accolade of SUSE Solution Partner for SAP, the highest partner accolade available. The certification highlights Centiq’s ongoing commitment to continuous employee development, as well as providing its clients with first-class strategic consultation, migration and implementation skills. Centiq’s consultation extends well beyond helping companies migrate business applications. It also focuses on empowering businesses to enact cultural change by reviewing current business working practices and processes, in addition to the skills within the business needed to seize on the many benefits of the cloud.
The expertise garnered through the training programme undertaken by Centiq’s employees – and required – in order to receive the certification will prove of benefit to Centiq’s investment in automation strategies, and will empower their clients to be more agile. The implementation of these strategies will also provide them with the ability to create a service driven culture and adapt to changing business winds.
For SUSE, the certification demonstrates that its ecosystem of partners continues to deliver best in class enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions backed by superior expertise. Centiq works with SUSE to help build improved consistency, frequency and economy of Linux updates. Linux experts within Centiq also help provision cloud migration and management for customers’ infrastructure.
For more information about SUSE’s partner ecosystem please visit here: suse.com/partners/
For more information about Centiq’s solutions and certification, please visit here: www.centiq.co.uk