7 Benefits of Cloud Migration
From ROI to total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), migrating to the cloud and investing in future cloud computing infrastructure has proven to save organizations time and money, as well as to create a stronger IT team by allowing them to focus on what they do best (which may not be managing complex cloud infrastructure).
Benefits of cloud migration can include:
- Streamlined modernization efforts
- Better utilization of IT personnel resources
- A stronger distributed workforce
- Increased flexibility and agility
- Simplified and stronger security and privacy control
- Cost savings
- Faster innovation and business solution development
1. Streamlined Modernization Efforts
Keeping on-premises hardware up-to-date is time-consuming and expensive, and adding or modifying solutions in it can take a long time and demand immense IT resources.
Organizations must be able to adapt new and existing business solutions quickly and easily across their enterprise. The best way to do that is to migrate to the cloud.
2. Better Utilization of IT Personnel Resources
The highly fluid demands of business and a growing diversity of technologies can overwhelm teams of internal experts, leaving businesses under-supported. In addition, the current job market is challenging due to fewer on-premise experts and those who may have the experience can be hard to find, expensive and difficult to retain.
By migrating to the cloud and leveraging a leading cloud provider, IT teams can focus on their own expertise and support their business operations rather than expend precious time and knowledge learning and operating cloud infrastructure.
When migrating to a cloud powered by AWS, for example, organizations gain the robustness of AWS infrastructure as well as the specialized workforce it takes to properly capitalize on it.
3. A Stronger Distributed Workforce
Embracing a decentralized work environment has proven critical for keeping and hiring employees. Consider how migrating to a secure cloud solution helps maintain the tools for enterprise-wide connectivity by providing:
- Access to corporate networks, content and processes
- Secure sharing tools for even sensitive corporate information
- Virtual hiring, onboarding and HR processes
- Cloud-based, real-time communication platforms
4. Increased Flexibility and Agility
With more digitalization comes more data, and it needs somewhere to live and expand.
Leading cloud providers offer essentially exponential growth opportunities, from storage space to additional servers for supporting growth in application, web or processing. This means worrying about the amount of space available for storage as your organization expands becomes a thing of the past.
In addition, responsive and standards-based cloud architecture gives users the flexibility to work effectively from various modern devices, enabling access to data and processes from anywhere, anytime.
5. Simplified and Stronger Security and Privacy Control
Leading cloud providers meet stringent security demands across various industries. After migrating to the cloud, organizations can focus on executing their business plans while knowing the content is compliant, protected and encrypted, and resilient (always available).
6. Cost Savings
Hosting solutions on-premises carries more than just risk: It carries huge capital expenses, startup costs and the ongoing operational cost of keeping infrastructure running.
Migrating to the cloud reduces or eliminates many of these costs, including hardware, networking equipment, staffing, overtime, database maintenance, physical and logical security, and even software upgrades.
Once the cloud is operational, the cost becomes purely an operational expense that can be budgeted for.
7. Faster Innovation and Business Solution Development
Migrating to the cloud opens opportunities to drive innovation. Cloud-enabled organizations can build new solutions faster, optimize business processes and adapt to changing markets quickly and better compete.