Cloud computing allows you to create new sources of revenue. You can build new solutions in the cloud already, but in most cases - you would need to migrate to the cloud, because you already have a working solution. The purpose and process of each cloud migration is different, depending of the type of business. Main advantages you can get from a cloud solution are:
- It leverages integrated services and data collection.
- It allows companies of all sizes to focus on the business instead of the infrastructure.
- It enables you to find innovation, because the data you collect is constantly analysed by tireless algorithms.
But these are just highlights of cloud computing. It’s easy to count benefits for a new solution, by design deployed on the cloud. But what about migrating to a cloud?
How to ensure a successful migration?
Migration to the cloud doesn’t mean that all of your assets have to be migrated at once. The flexibility which cloud computing gives, allows to migrate only a part of your services. One of our Customers was interested in cloud computing. Being a global company with hundreds of offices, the Customer was sceptical about costs and scale of the procedure. Together, we have designed a solution meeting all expectations: we migrated only these applications which were crucial for the business and didn’t require challenging changes in offices’ infrastructure.
What large organisation can gain from migrating to the cloud?
Large companies with geographically dispersed teams often struggle with access to their systems and data. Thanks to cloud computing everything can be stored in one place and made easily accessible to employees worldwide.
Onsite solutions require a lot of attention. First, you must set up a server room. Then, you must maintain the whole infrastructure. It usually requires a dedicated team and always generates costs. When choosing cloud services, you don’t have to focus on these aspects. Both setup and maintenance are a part of a service you pay for, which guarantees a requested level of accessibility to your systems.
When your services are growing and attracting more users, you need more and more servers and physical space to keep them secured. Cloud computing gives unlimited scaling possibilities. It scales in a short time to accommodate an increased number of users for a requested period. And when the number of users goes down, you are not left with an infrastructure you don’t need anymore.
Cloud-based assets are protected on a higher level of security than assets based on servers. Introducing cloud computing guarantees safety of your data, operation and devices. It’s easy to restrict access to data, you don’t have to worry about maintenance and downtime – it’s all guarded by SLA. Moreover, all major cloud providers are committed to GDPR compliance.
Cloud computing gives new possibilities, which were previously impossible to create. Here are a few examples:
- it allows immediate replication of an application;
- business intelligence – cloud computing provides easy access to BI application, which is accessible on multiple devices at the same time. It allows us to introduce deep learning for a fast analysis of business data;
- Integration of your systems with external application – cloud computing gives us not only faster integration, but also quick and easy access to the system;
- Internet of Things – cloud computing allows us to take a step further and create IoT solutions.
Migration of existing services to the cloud is a complex process, which requires a good planning. The main goal is to be able to use cloud computing potential and keep the continuity of the business at the same time. We will help you evaluate your existing infrastructure investment, identify applications best suited to being migrated, and choose between public, private and hybrid clouds. We will then prepare a phase-based plan that ensures your business continuity, and execute it accordingly. If you’d like to learn more about cloud migration and implementation, contact us.