Cloud migration. When we say the sky’s the limit, we really mean it.
If you’re looking to cut costs, streamline efficiency, and ensure that your business systems and data are available anytime, anywhere, then migrating to the cloud is your next step.
What is the Cloud?
The term ‘Cloud’ refers to the software and services that run on the internet instead of locally on your on-site server or computer. Cloud Migration is the process of moving your data, applications and other business services/elements to a cloud computing environment. Though “cloud migration” typically refers to moving things from on-premises to the cloud, it can also refer to moving from one cloud to another.
But, why is it called the Cloud? Good Question. These computer services don’t actually exist in the sky, of course. The name “Cloud” comes from the symbol used in conceptual network diagrams from the 1970s.
The cloud is sometimes used interchangeably with the term “internet,” but, that’s a common misconception. It actually uses the internet to host and deliver resources and services. Fun fact, most of us use cloud technology every day and probably don’t even know it – from checking your Gmail to uploading an Instagram pic to streaming your favourite movies on Netflix, it’s all in the Cloud.
Cloud technology has greatly improved our domestic internet experience but it has also benefited countless companies, globally. It not only enhances business processes but can also allow companies to slowly transition from on-premise servers to cloud providers, quickly and easily scaling up or down as needed. Another great benefit of investing in Cloud Migrations is that you only pay for what you use and your data and services are secure, fault-tolerant and accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
When businesses combine cloud technology with managed services, they benefit from information efficiency, reduced human errors and even accelerate their decision-making process. This helps companies boost productivity by focusing on the core tasks that matter.
Who Needs Cloud Adoption – and Why?
Cloud-based services offer a much more scalable and reliable IT infrastructure that is specifically designed to streamline business performance and support development and growth. This is why companies from all industries are migrating. Here’s how businesses attached to the most popular industries are benefiting from Cloud computing.
Healthcare: This industry is fueled by digital and social consumer behaviours. The growing need for secure and accessible electronic health records (EHRs) is pushing hospitals, clinics, and other medical organizations to cloud computing for document storage, marketing, and human resources which complies with well-known international standards and certifications (HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001).
Marketing and Advertising: In an industry dependent on social media, as well as the quick creation and publishing of content, most companies and agencies are using hybrid cloud adoption strategies to deliver critical client messages to their local and worldwide audiences.
Retail: A successful e-commerce strategy requires a sound Internet strategy. With the help of cloud adoption, Internet-based retail can effectively market to customers and save their product data for less money.
Finance: Efficient expense management, human resources, and customer communications are three of the most important business needs of today’s finance organizations. For these reasons, financial institutions are now placing their email platforms and marketing tools in the cloud.
Education: Internet-based education opportunities are now more popular than ever. The cloud allows universities, private institutions, and public schools to provide learning, homework, and grading systems online.
What are the benefits of Cloud Adoption and Migration?
We can go on and on about the necessity of cloud adoption and how it can greatly improve business processes, but don’t take it from us; here are the top 3 reasons most companies and global organizations choose to migrate.
Security is the number one priority when it comes to attracting and maintaining customers. After all, customers are trusting you with their most valuable asset: data. As a result, Davyn invests heavily in tight security, with an entire department dedicated to improving our Cloud platform and foreseeing, repelling, and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks.
Additionally, Microsoft guarantees the best in security and protection for all data held in the AZURE cloud. In addition to its standard security model, it also meets international industry-specific standards (ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC3, FedRAMP, HITRUST, MTCS, IRAP, and ENS). Essentially, the cloud ensures business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Cost efficiency
It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s often cheaper to onboard a third-party company to manage a large part of IT infrastructure. Buying and maintaining hard drives, workstations, mobile devices, and software is extremely costly, not to mention the additional operational costs involved.
The beauty of resources like Microsoft Azure is that it offers a pay-as-you-go payment system that allows businesses to manage budgets efficiently by only paying for the services they use in each billing cycle.
Cloud solutions and similar applications are usually subscription-based and do not require hardware and data centres to run. Updates are typically automatic and you are always having the latest version instead of having to pay to upgrade versions every year.
- Greater scalability and flexibility
Cloud allows for improved flexibility and scalability, giving organizations the ability to almost instantaneously add or take away resources as needed.
In recent years, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and remote working have exploded. Remote cloud servers offer almost unlimited bandwidth and storage space, which allows businesses to instantly scale up and down their capacities to support growth and cope when website traffic increases.
Employees expect flexible work environments and customers expect flexible and timely service. Microsoft Azure ensures that it’s easy to scale up the data storage capabilities and allows businesses to easily integrate data and processes through the cloud.
Businesses can also take advantage of matching learning functionality, cognitive services, data processing capabilities and internet of things (IoT) capabilities to develop, test and launch new web apps.
While it may seem like a big change and does require careful planning, moving to the cloud will ultimately free up time, money, and resources, which can then be reinvested into your company. There are many cloud providers for every service imaginable. With research, you’ll find one or more cloud solutions to streamline your workflow, improve productivity, and even reduce costs. If your business is looking to transition to the cloud and is in need of a reliable service provider, team Davyn is here to help. We’re happy to provide more information on our services and have our team of highly qualified and experienced Engineers work closely with you to ensure a smooth and seamless Cloud migration.