According to a survey by Computer Weekly at the start of 2018, IT organizations in the UK are accelerating their move to the Cloud. The reader survey indicated that “When asked about IT managers’ priorities in data center, storage and software plans for 2018, Cloud came out top every time.”
So why is Cloud computing the priority across the board?
5 Cloud Migration Benefits
- Scale easily
- Great scalability means that you can easily upscale (or downscale) your IT requirements as required, allowing you to increase or decrease resources in line with business needs. This saves you money on maintaining large data centers that are rarely used to their full potential.
- Cut costs
- Moving to the Cloud can help you reduce operational costs while improving IT processes. According to Rackspace, 88% of companies save money when running services in the Cloud rather than on premises. You also avoid upfront costs by only paying for the capacity you use, as well as saving on ongoing maintenance and support costs.
- Increase security
- Many Cloud providers handle security issues via inbuilt security capabilities and automatic updates, meaning that resilience processes become more efficient and easier to maintain. Additionally, because data is in the Cloud, it can be accessed no matter what happens to your physical machinery.
- Collaborate remotely
- Cloud computing allows organizations to provide collaboration and communication tools, software, apps and access to documents and databases from anywhere, making it easier for employees to work and collaborate remotely.
- Integrate with other services
- Many Cloud services often feature integrations with other services, meaning that connecting systems together is seamless and much more cost-effective.
Though there are many benefits of Cloud migration, the process itself can be both expensive and risky. Cloud migrations are usually managed with a disjointed mix of tools, including spreadsheets, phone calls and emails. This method takes significant time, resources and is tough to audit to a sufficient standard. As well as wasting time, budget and resources, a failed migration risks core application outages and data loss.
So how do you de-risk the journey to the Cloud? Cutover replaces an outdated mix of tools with one single collaborative enterprise platform. This allows you to safely plan, rehearse, execute and audit your move to the Cloud.
Want to know more? Read our Data Center Migration Use Case.