The world is moving on Clouds, literally. I mean everything we access on the internet these days, come from data accessed via cloud. Cloud Migration is not just a word for most enterprises these days. Cloud migration and its benefits far outweigh the challenges in implementing it.
Data accessed via cloud is convenient, cost effective and has the power to unleash digital transformation on stratospheric levels. It is the reason more and more enterprises are gravitating towards Cloud Infrastructure Management Services en-masse.
Businesses that are not aware of benefits of cloud migration would wonder, what is cloud migration and what are the benefits businesses can reap by migrating their data and applications on clouds? We at KNOWARTH are attempting to quell these questions in this blog.
Why businesses are moving their workload on clouds?
Migrating data and applications on cloud is both secure and convenient. Moreover, businesses prefer faster access and sharing of mission-critical data to turn in into tangible information. It is the main reasons for the ascent of Network Monitoring and Analysis Solutions for enterprises across the globe.
Cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, Oracle etc are bringing down their implementation and licensing costs, making it more affordable to for enterprises and small businesses. Three most primary drivers for Cloud Migration are listed as:
Security & Compliance
In a recently published survey in a business magazine, industries availing cloud benefits listed a detailed breakdown of workload of cloud migration. Highest weightage is web applications followed by testing and development, database and websites. The second is intense data usage enterprise software and apps like CRM, ERP, eCommerce apps and online tools.
What is Cloud Migration?
For a layman’s term moving all data from computers and servers to a remote server accessible online is called cloud migration. That can be of moving data from a computer to cloud servers or from one cloud to another one.
Cloud Migration Trends and Benefits:
Cloud is one of the hottest trends and technology these days. The global cloud migration services market is expected to reach USD 7.46 billion by the end of 2022. By adopting cloud migration services, organizations can enhance data security that has moved to the cloud by using encryption techniques. It attracts IT leaders and entrepreneurs of all levels by revealing its exceptional benefits.
The year of 2017 has some key findings which include following points:
In companies with more than 1,000 employees, public and private cloud usage is expected to grow even more — 49% and 18%, respectively, while virtual and physical machines are expected to shrink by 13% and 23%, respectively.
As migration technology advances, the challenges facing companies have changed. In 2016, 19.3% of companies listed technical feasibility as a primary migration challenge, whereas this year only 9.1% expressed this concern.
Another impact of advances in migration technology is more aggressive downtime goals. This year, 26.5% of companies stated that they cannot afford any downtime during migration cut overs, whereas in 2016 only 12.5% expressed the need for zero downtime.
After a cloud migration, many companies discover unforeseen advantages and business solutions. If your company is thinking about moving certain workloads or systems to the cloud.
Here are key benefits you could soon be enjoying:
Improved Cost Management: Cloud providers provision for Auto Scaling. It provides businesses to use more tools and services as and when they require. This ensures that you get charged for the space and services you have used for that time allowing you to save more costs, additional manpower and machines.
Lesser Infrastructure Complexity: Cloud systems tend to reduce issues and complexities of IT infrastructure. Once IT admins fill out required information for operations to launch necessary services, cloud does the rest ensuring lot of time is saved.
Enhanced Security Features: Cloud providers take care for security issue such as keeping unwanted traffic outside from accessing machine in which your data and apps resides. It also ensuring automatic updates are applied to their system to keep protected from vulnerable threats.
Faster Deployment Times: Businesses will be able to deploy apps and services much quickly. Purchasing servers, computers and other IT equipment and setting it up for operations is a time-consuming process with Cloud Infrastructure and Management Systems.
Built-in Status Monitoring: Businesses and IT administrators need to be notified and alerted for potential issues like outage, closures, broken links etc. This can be helpful rather than keeping track of the state of your services on your own.
Automatic Backup and Logging of Key Metrics: Backup and log monitoring services are extremely important for any enterprise. The backups will provide you to running again and get things up, and the logs may allow you for some critical information that can help you find out the issue.
Greater Flexibility and Collaboration for Staff: It does not require for your team to be at a specific location to deploy, update, or fix issues with any of the various machines being used. When compared to the necessity of being on-site location Cloud services make up for a better flexible solution.
Reduced Footprint: Cloud services reduce the number of data centre needed in your organization. Businesses may be able to get by with one data centre for particularly sensitive information, or even without data centre if that is not required in your case.
Single location: Utilizing cloud storage and could services to handle all business-critical IT tasks from a single dashboard is the key to success. Applying workflow, monitor activities and servers along with mobility of users and devices without going through specific locations and several service architectures.
With specialized Cloud Infrastructure Management services you can minimize your IT costs and maximize security while migrating to clouds. Migrating to Cloud technology is going to be the future of enterprises and businesses that want to stay ahead in competition with secure and reliable information retrieval.
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