Top 10 Benefits of Cloud Migration

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12/09/2023 08:42 AM
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In a world where digital transformation is no longer optional, migrating company infrastructure to the cloud has become essential for organisations wishing to stay ahead of the curve. 

67 per cent of all enterprise infrastructure is cloud-based, and Gartner predicts that worldwide public cloud spending will reach nearly $600 billion by the end of this year.

But cloud migration is not just a technological shift; it’s a strategic one. Cloud migration comes with multiple benefits that can redefine how organisations operate and innovate in an increasingly competitive world.

From scalability to cost savings, here are 10 of the biggest benefits organisations can expect from migrating their data, assets and applications to the cloud.

Lower costs

While the cloud migration process costs time, money and resources, it can greatly improve ROI in the short and long term. Unlike traditional on-premises infrastructure, which requires continuous investment in hardware, software, and maintenance, Cloud services operate on a pay-as-you-go model, meaning that businesses only for the resources they use. This can cut costs for businesses of all sizes as they don’t need to pay for or maintain IT assets they may only use on occasion. 

Cloud environments allow also organisations to easily adjust their resources to match their needs, preventing overprovisioning and wasted resources. When demand spikes or the organisation needs more powerful computing resources, organisations can alter their resources instantly on demand. Most environments have a global presence too, eliminating the need for costly expansions into new areas. 

Increased collaboration

Having company infrastructure stored on the cloud gives teams continuous, real-time access to data and applications. Cloud-based applications and data are accessible from anywhere, at any time, which makes it easy for team members to collaborate on projects in real-time. This is especially beneficial for remote teams or teams that work with partners or clients in different time zones.

Cloud-based collaboration tools, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and instant messaging, also make it easy for team members to communicate and share ideas. These tools can also be used to hold virtual meetings and brainstorming sessions. Meanwhile, cloud-based data storage and document sharing make it easy for team members to access the same data, regardless of their location. This can help to improve collaboration and communication, ensuring that team members are always on the same page.

Disaster recovery 

Migrating to the cloud greatly reduces the risk of critical company data being lost to unforeseen events such as hardware failures or natural disasters. Cloud providers typically offer multiple data centres in different geographic locations. This means that your data is always protected, even if one data centre goes down. Cloud providers provide automated backup services that can be scheduled to run on a regular basis. This ensures that your data is always up-to-date and can be easily restored in the event of a disaster.

Cloud migration also gives organisations access to services such as Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and Business continuity as a service (BCaaS). These third-party services are specifically designed to help you recover iT infrastructure quickly and efficiently in the event of a disaster so that your businesses can get back up and running as quickly as possible. 

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