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Fast Lane Consulting: Guiding the APAC through the Cloud Era

Cloud has become a buzzword for the Global IT industry today. The growth of this technology in the past decade has been of monumental proportions. The new Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide from International Data Corporationindicates that the spending on public cloud services will grow at a 19.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) - almost six times the rate of overall IT spending growth – from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019. Most CIOs/CTOs recognize the move of existing infrastructure to cloud as sound strategy to cope with today vastly changing technological landscape. This thought however is very uncommon for most organizations in the APAC which is also a factor that could seriously hinder growth in the region. The lack of insights pertaining to the right architecture, migration detail and the cost effectiveness rendered by cloud are all factors contributing to this fact. Fast Lane Consulting is a company that was established to address this exact issue that has been plaguing the Asia Pacific for nearly a decade. The company’s inception was fostered by a dire need to help organizations asses their existing infrastructures and deduct their inherent deficits and eventually architect and propose solutions that could guide them through their journey to the cloud.

According to IDC hybrid clouds are the next drivers that will optimize infrastructures and deliver them to their next tier. The lack of expertise in hybrid clouds particularly in the Asia Pacific is a factor that is hindering progress towards this goal. “You need to put all the infrastructure(vendors) components together to construct a hybrid solution which require expertise from all the vendors as well as integration,” elaborates Li Wen Chi, Director, Fast Lane Consulting. Fast Lane Consulting to this end offers consulting solutions by leveraging their partnerships with the leading cloud providers, there by enabling organizations architect, design and validate hybrid cloud solutions.
Apart from consulting Fast Lane Consulting also offers storage services which cover various aspects such as assessment, designing, implementation and managed services. To this Fast Lane Consulting employs the services of NetApp which serves as a key component of their hybrid cloud solution. Inter- brand online data migration is another service offered by Fast Lane Consulting which facilitates seamless data migration from one platform to another.

Fast Lane Consulting intends to further invest in engineering resources to develop and certify its solutions with all major vendors in the APAC

To address the a fore mentioned needs and technology trends, one of Fast Lane Consulting’s primary focus offering is Google Cloud Platform Solution. The company helps clients leverage the various benefits of Google tools such as Google Big Query, Google Cloud Data lab and Google Cloud Data proc which are transforming the way data is analyzed and transformed. Fast Lane consulting contribution to this end is mainly confined to the architecture, design and management of the Google Cloud Platform on which all these tools run. Despite being powered by the same analytical engines created by Google 20 years ago, Google Cloud Platform’s potency in unearthing insights business and operational environments has not been adultered even in the slightest measure. Fast Lane consulting’s competence in delivering such services in the way they have done over the past couple of years has helped create a niche for its particular brand of offerings in the APAC. In the years to come Fast Lane Consulting intends to further invest in engineering resources to develop and certify its solutions with all major vendors in the APAC. Through such initiative the company also intends to become the a top tier public cloud managed services company.