Cloud! Cloud! Cloud!
In recent years “Cloud” has been an often-uttered term in terms of Information Technology and its operations. If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload, running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations driving your decision.
But for companies, who are considering their first cloud migration, there are a lot of factors that you’ll want to take into account — from the benefits and the risks, to the cloud service model and type that is right for your business.
AppsPro, with its 10+ years of experience with prime focus on Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management and Customer Experience (CRM) solutions, as well as a 350+ strong (& growing) team of Certified Project Managers & Professional Consultants, is well positioned to hand-hold organizations and guide their roadmap to the Cloud.
Some of the most beneficial reasons, to consider moving to the cloud, are:
Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is baked into the service. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.
Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than the reality. Cloud is now helping more organisations buck that trend.
Automatic software updates
The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise, out of sight and out of your hair. Suppliers take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates – including security updates – so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself.
Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Adding the ease of setup and management and suddenly your complex IT projects starts to look a lot simpler.
When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them better visibility of their collaborations.
Work from anywhere
With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. And with most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand. Businesses can offer more flexible working perks to employees so they can enjoy the work-life balance that suits them – without productivity taking a hit!
Moving to the cloud makes enterprise-class technology accessible to everyone. It allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. Pay-as-you-go services and cloud business applications mean small outfits can utilize enterprise solutions, without having to worry about the infrastructure or its complex maintenance.
Cloud Service models:
- SaaS: Software as a Service
- PaaS: Platform as a Service
- IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service
Cloud Service Types:
- Public Cloud: Shared Computing Services
- Private Cloud: Exclusive Computing Services
- Hybrid Cloud: Integrated Shared & Exclusive Computing
AppsPro’s expertise in “Move to Cloud” assessments:
- Application design complexity
- Integration complexity
- Host operating systems
- Network requirements
- Application’s database & technology dependencies
- Cost comparisons & ROI Analysis
- Proof of concept and Future roadmap