The cloud is not something new. It appeared years ago but the latest pandemic situation eliminated the doubts around cloud environments. Now almost no one wonders if the cloud is secure if cost savings are effective, and nobody is considering incorporating a new application into an on-premise model.
The cloud is more than a storage space: for companies, it is in itself the basis of digitization and innovation in organizations and it can become a powerful business ally. Migrating to the cloud is the best way to ensure that your business stays both current and competitive.
Recent disruptions have only reinforced the current notion that the cloud is not a future aspiration — it is an urgent mandate that is at the core of the business.
However, a hasty migration without a clear strategy can end up costing the business significantly more, generating increased consumption — and cost — of legacy applications at an alarming rate.
What does cloud migration mean for organizations?
Companies - regardless of their size - will have to go through a whole journey whose first step is to self-analyze or diagnose their current state to answer the main question: why migrate to the cloud?
Let's imagine that we have to move to another house. The reasons why we move can be different such as being closer to work, a more spacious house, better neighborhood, among others, which lead us to determine and measure factors such as budget, location, security, what we have, and where we want to go.
In business, this change represents the technology platforms, which can be a risk or an obstacle as they are not so adaptable and flexible to respond to the business model, which is now changing at unprecedented speeds.
5 Advantages of migrating to the cloud
Migration to the cloud, well implemented and managed, can offer savings in operation and maintenance, as well as improvements in flexibility and efficiency to the infrastructure, better and greater application deployment capacity, and all at just the distance of an internet connection. But, let’s see in a more detailed way:
Agility. The cloud allows us to react to infrastructure changes in very short times to face changes in customer, business, and regulatory requirements and even to increase or decrease capacities.
Efficiency. Having prefabricated services and apps practically ready to “connect”, using the offer of some cloud providers, saves time for implementation and maintenance, that opens the way to the adoption of new technologies, opening the door for the digitization of the company. This means a fully adaptable and highly proactive company.
Flexibility. There are different implementation models of the cloud, public, private, and even hybrid, always with the option of connecting to on-premises infrastructure, to obtain the best model that best adapts to the reality of your business. In addition to paying only for what is used, there is the possibility of optimizing the use of services based on a real measurement of their consumption.
Mobility. If you are looking for an environment that is always working and which you can access from anywhere, the services implemented in the cloud are the answer to this need. The technology itself facilitates access from different platforms anywhere and at any time.
Security. The same security standards that apply to data centers or on-premises applications apply to the cloud. Never skimp on security, no matter where your data is stored.
Where do I start?
At iborn, we accompany you during the deployment of your infrastructure on the cloud or we can even do it for you and then we carry out a subsequent technology transfer to manage your resources in the cloud. For more information, contact us.