Nowadays, many businesses have at least one workload running in the cloud; whether it’s an email provider list, Office365, or a CRM like salesforce.com. However, cloud services may not be suitable for every business. While cloud environments are scalable and highly reliable, these must not be the only considerations in making a decision.
For companies considering a migration to the
Benefits of Cloud Migration
- Your data storage needs are in constantly growing, thus costing more and more in upkeep and reliability. In this case, a move to the
cloud,will allow you to scale storage capabilities with better security and without breaking the budget.
- You would like to lower your IT operational costs while increasing the effectiveness of your infrastructure. Your application is experiencing traffic growth and it’s becoming a challenge to scale resources with
demandto accommodate the growth.
- You would like to lower your business IT expense by incorporating a pay-as-you-go model with minimal implementation costs, s, and less downtime.
Is there a risk in Cloud Migration?
Moving to the cloud requires a thorough understanding of what is actually needed. The risks of migrating to the cloud can only be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as each migration requires unique scenarios.
For example: You already have an existing infrastructure or application setup that meets your needs, requires minimal maintenance, and garners rave reviews from satisfied customers. Why bother to mess with it?
Cloud Service Model
IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service consists of Container Service and Virtual Machines. These allow you to have control over how you run each service. However, they also require you to be responsible for things like the operating system, security, and load balancing. E
Examples: Azure, AWS, Google Compute Engine
PaaS: Platform as a Service
Examples: Azure App Services, Azure Search, Google App Engine
SaaS: Software as a Service; with
Examples: Office365, Google Apps, SalesForce.Com
As you can see, IaaS is best suited for organizations that prefer to outsource their physical infrastructure to a third-party data center. This is normally so that the team can concentrate more on developing, deployment, and monitoring. PaaS is ideal for software developers as it allows control over the application without worrying about the operational side. SaaS is mainly built around productivity tools and is subscription-based.