So what is cloud migration and why is it important? The digital revolution has empowered customers with more choices, requiring businesses to exchange outdated practices with modern solutions in a competitive landscape. In response, growth and adoption of cloud services are increasing across industries and businesses. This article explores six advantages of choosing the cloud.
(Written by Ram Punamaraju, Co Found and CEO, Yitsol Technologies)
The business scenario is in constant evolution, empowering customers to access unlimited information a the behest of the omnipotent internet. The digital revolution has ushered in a power from the hands of business heads to the demands of customers as today’s highly competitive environment provides enough impetus of choice. Hence, a requirement is built for diligent insights into consumer behaviour, to get an added leverage. This, alongside the need for a comprehensive system that houses and collates the apt information, channelising it to the optimal avenues, is what has brought innovations like cloud system into the foray.
the cloud has seen an outstanding growth, that can be contributed to its rapid pace of adoption, taking precedence over traditional on-premise hardware. If one follows the growth path of cloud carefully, he/she will be able to easily understand that the adoption of cloud services has seen a rise across all industry types and the size of business. Given its huge potential for different industries, verticals such as manufacturing, railways, banking, retails, education and healthcare are all switching to cloud services for optimised reach and performance as well as for elasticity.
Scalability and pay-as-you-go pricing models are the key benefit provided by cloud services to organisations for enhanced effectiveness through technology. Here are some of the key advantages of opting for cloud services:
Flexibility is the first advantage that comes to mind while elucidating benefits of any cloud-based system. Cloud-based services are idyllic for organisations with fluctuating bandwidth demands as it customises its services accordingly. If the needs increase it’s easy to scale up the cloud capacity, facilitated by the services’s remote servers and vice-versa. This scaled level of agility provides organisations with untapped advantage over competitors – ranking ‘operational agility’ as one of the top drivers for cloud adoption.
2. Disaster recovery
it is imperative for organizations of every size to invest on robust disaster recover, but due to lack of pertinent capital and knowledge, this vital reinforcement is kept at the backseat till the disaster strikes. With the advent of cloud, organisations are opening their eyes to the benefits of a fool-proof disaster recovery system. A cloud-based backup and recovery solution saves time and money while avoiding large up-front investment and roll up third-party expertise as unnecessary expenditures. more than anything else, it provides the safety and security of information, data. The value of this facility is most appreciated when an incident occurs. DR prepares an organisation to be more compliant to may of the standards getting in-place.
Security violations such as hacking (unauthorised entry into the system), data theft, and identity theft often set organisation back by crores due to loss of not only the equipment bu the sensitive data in it. Cloud computing provides greater security at such occurrences. Since the data is stored in a parametric environment, only those who have set the functions can access it, irrespective of what happens to the machine, wiping data from lost machines to prevent it from going into wrong hands.
Lack of mobility is one of the setbacks that organisations are plagued by, as frequent business meetings and plans to move from one nation to other happens regularly. One cannot depend on a dedicated personal to operate cloud as the unavailability of the said person can cause a furore amongst inside management. Owing to the all encompassing and streamlined operations of cloud computing, one needs only an internet connection to get access to data, while working upon it. And with most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, one is not restricted to any sole device to get work done.
5. Increased collaboration
Often, operations and responsibilities become cumbersome to collate, especially in organisations which are growing by leaps and bounds. A collaborated effort is needed from the team to complete various tasks in the least, in the rightest of time frame. This is where cloud system, which its flexibility and mobility, come of a great help. when teams access, edit and share documents in a streamlined fashion, they get an impetus to surge ahead with organisational goals in mind.
This is one of the leading factors for cloud adoption. Due to the reduction in the bottom-line for many companies owing to cloud adoption, it directly reflects in the cost of services provided to their customers. Cloud has brought the cost of innovation down. Today even a start-up has the ability to build a product or service for a customer in a scalable cost effective manner.
As companies rush to join the cloud revolution it has become vital to exchange older practices with further comprehensive solutions. Cloud computing is proving to be an asset that not only organisations, but the entire industry can safely bank on. Most of all, cloud allows companies to focus on what their core business model and leave the management of the environment to the provider to a greater extent.