8 Motives to Move to the Cloud

Cloud computing has become the standard for businesses to gain access to software, hardware and infrastructure resources. But what are the benefits of migrating applications and data? In this blog, we highlight eight motives that drive organizations to shift to the cloud.

1. LEVERAGE IT RESOURCES

Moving to the cloud frees up the time IT staff spends on maintenance and monitoring hardware, doing backups, and so on. The responsibility for this now lies with the cloud provider. Your staff can therefore concentrate on tasks that drive the company forward, such as developing new applications.

2. RENT INSTEAD OF PURCHASE

When applications are migrated to the cloud, the capacity needed is rented, from servers to network resources. This means that organizations no longer need to invest in servers and licenses, which gives the company increased flexibility and reduces the risk of being locked into incorrect investments.

3. OPERATIONAL BENEFITS PROVIDE LOWER COSTS

Large cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are investing billions to build server halls around the world. Their economies of scale allow them to purchase everything from servers to electricity much more efficiently than organizations themselves can do. The competition between them is also fierce, which leads to competitive pricing.

4. INCREASE FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY

When organizations use the cloud, they do not have to guess how much server resources they need but can increase or decrease the number of servers at any time. It is advantageous from a financial point of view but also because organizations can quickly increase the number of servers to handle a rapidly increasing need, for example a website that has received a high number of new visitors.

5. ACCELERATE GROWTH

The large cloud providers have data centers all over the world and this gives organizations the opportunity to offer their applications globally. For example, a mobile app for consumers that a company has developed or an internal IT system for a multinational company.

6. IMPROVE SECURITY

The security of global clouds is more adapted to today’s threat picture on the Internet than traditional data centers. They have more built-in components, better standardization and efficient safety processes and routines.

7. DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENT

Developers can more efficiently develop new and improve existing applications in the cloud. The cloud simplifies everything from how new code is tested and implemented to how developers can collaborate.

8. LEVERAGE MODERN TECHNOLOGIES

Migration to the cloud makes it possible to utilize the most current technologies and software to drive your organization forward, such as AI and Machine Learning. Organizations can also start using complex cloud-integrated services such as containers in Kubernets or Data Lakes in just a few minutes.

To learn more about benefits of migrating to the cloud, get in touch today to speak with a cloud expert and discuss how we can help.

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