In just a few months, COVID19 had brought about years of change in the way businesses operate. It has pushed businesses to uncertainties that brought negative impact in terms of risks, closures, maintenance, operations, making several businesses financially fragile and at the edge of risk. In particular, COVID 19 has brought about several gaps associated with accessibility to applications, maintenance of IT assets, and interoperability that hampered business operations in the midway. Businesses weren’t prepared for the scenario and it put them years behind their business goals.
The COVID-19 scenario demands digital transformation as a critical IT initiative not to level up, but to sustain amid the crisis. Businesses on the other side of transformation didn’t have much impact on their operations. But businesses who haven’t moved to the cloud had experienced a serious setback in IT operations, that had a direct impact on their businesses.
Though Cloud computing was initially adopted only by big organizations that seek more computing power, the cloud is now a critical competency for even smaller businesses. Cloud levels the playing field for all businesses alike and future-proofs businesses for a long IT roadmap ahead.
Whether you are jumping into the cloud bandwagon to modernize your business or level up your computing power or reduce your IT costs, moving to the cloud offers you several benefits at once.
The cost of maintaining On-Premises environments is escalating to new highs, along with the growing scope of data. In the current data-swarmed environments, businesses are pushed to purchase more storage capacity to meet their growing business needs. With the On-Prem environment, this becomes difficult as adding more storage capacity means adding more servers, which may not be further used. Moreover, added servers lead to lots of wasteful spending like floor space, cooling and electricity bills added to it.
The cloud, on the other hand, flips the narrative by cutting down the hardware needed to store the data. In case you need more storage capacity, you can simply add up the virtual machines and pay just for storage added. Cloud follows a pay-as-you-go model that’s cost-effective and saves wasteful spending. With the move to the cloud, you could save as much as 20 to 30 percent on resource configuration alone. Overall, cloud cuts down as much as 80 percent of the entire IT costs.
On-Premises environments require staff for maintenance, networking, and infrastructure to handle servers and constantly support in case of any issue. But in the case of the cloud, it’s the entire responsibility of the Cloud provider (or a Cloud service provider) for end-to-end management of the cloud.
Scaling in an on-prem environment is a difficult thing to do as it requires separate hardware, investment of time, and trained staff to maintain and manage the processes. Cloud, on the other hand, could easily scale itself on demand according to your business requirement. It’s comparatively much easier to maintain and manage the added resources and does not require a separate staff to do it for you.
If you want to modernize your IT, then the cloud is the only way to go. While a company’s servers aren’t very powerful enough to run and manage an efficient application development process, Cloud has a streamlined system in place to enable faster application delivery and workflow. Enterprise owners benefit from running their applications from the cloud as it offers unlimited space, runs applications in no time, and helps companies to run storage updates without having to buy more hardware for their data center. As an intermediate solution, you could choose to run some applications partially on a cloud.
To accelerate your business growth and create incremental value for your existing assets, digital transformation has a huge role to play. With the cloud on the front, you could digitize more core functionality in addition to technologies like CRM, data analytics, SAP, and more. Migrating away from legacy technologies can increase your workforce productivity, innovate, and achieve new sources of revenue compared to their peers. Once you’ve adopted the cloud, your possibilities of growth are virtually endless.
Moving to the cloud enables easy data backup and recovery. Since most of your business information and resources are kept in the cloud, you could access them even in case your laptop, Smartphone, or tablet malfunctions. There are several solutions and technologies intended to protect and recover your data and with the cloud at your disposal, you could easily recover them without any additional costs involved.
With cloud features such as Active Geo-replications, there isn’t any reason to fear data loss—regardless of whether it was destroyed, misplaced, stolen, or equipment failures. Cloud computing ensures that your information can still be accessed; you simply have to find a functioning computer or laptop with internet access.
Once you have decided to migrate with the cloud, it’s time to get started with an assessment. An assessment includes migration discovery and analysis of applications, a proper migration strategy, understanding the dependencies to prioritize the applications, and identifying remediation with tools along with a contingency plan in place.
We at Maganti IT help you navigate to the cloud with the right technology, architecture, and solutions that meet your strategic business needs.
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