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Alvatross: cloud-native solutions to the chip crisis

In the last couple of years, the global chip shortage has been causing mayhem in many industries, including the telecommunications sector. It seems like a real-life version of “Where’s Waldo?” except it’s more like “Where’s the Chips?” with no one being able to locate them.
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March 23, 2023
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In the last couple of years, the global chip shortage has been causing mayhem in many industries, including the telecommunications sector. It seems like a real-life version of “Where’s Waldo?” except it’s more like “Where’s the Chips?” with no one being able to locate them.Although new factories, laws, and decreased overall demand offer theoretical relief, it will take several years to see the effects fully. Forecasts predict that the shortage will be likely to continue at least until 2024. So, the return to chip availability will be gradual.The past few years have been a rollercoaster of unforeseeable international events, upsets, wars, and other conflicts. And it seems more than unlikely to return to the old days of abundance, wealth, and extravagance. But don’t worry, alvatross has you somewhat covered. We understand the challenges that these crises have posed to telco companies, and we have a good solution.Our proposal? Cloudification. At alvatross, we understand cloudification and cloud-native solutions as the answer for the future of telcos. By moving to the cloud, telcos can reduce reliance on physical hardware, improve energy efficiency, and quickly adapt to changing business needs.

Cloud computing against the chip shortage 

How can cloud computing help companies cope with the chip shortage? There are many reasons why cloud computing can be the perfect ally: From avoiding delays and disruptions in service due to hardware shortages, to reducing your carbon footprint and improving energy efficiency.Drawing from our experience, we have identified the following 5 ways in which the cloud provides significant benefits:

  • Scalability: by utilizing cloud computing, companies can easily scale their computing resources up or down as needed. This allows them to manage demand fluctuations without worrying about procuring additional hardware or losing their focus. 
  • Resource Optimization: Cloud computing aids companies in optimizing their resource utilization. By using the pay-as-you-go model, they can reduce infrastructure costs, as well as labour costs by automating routine tasks.  
  • Collaboration: Cloud computing enables companies to collaborate more easily with partners, suppliers, and customers, which is more critical than ever with the supply chain disruptions. They can easily share data and work together in real-time. It's like a virtual board game for grown-ups.  
  • Continuous updates: Cloud computing providers continuously update their infrastructure with the latest hardware and software, enabling companies to access the most up-to-date technology without needing to invest in new hardware themselves.  
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity: In the event of a supply chain disruption, cloud computing can provide companies with disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities, much like a superhero swooping to save the day.

Alvatross and the cloud 

Alvatross’ platform has been conceived as a cloud-native product that can easily assist the different needs of companies with their journey towards cloudification. In the recent years, we’ve developed our services on public, private, and hybrid clouds, based on our customer’s requirements, especially those affected by the chip shortage. With our expertise, we can help you navigate this challenge and ensure your business continues to deliver its products and services.Overall, cloud computing is an effective solution, not only for this crisis but also for the future of telcos. By leveraging the scalability, resource optimization, collaboration, and disaster recovery capabilities of this kind of architecture, companies will be able to thrive now and in the future.Contact alvatross today and learn more about how we can help you navigate these choppy waters. And remember, if all else fails, you can always blame it on the chip shortage!

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