According to recent research results from IBM, the cloud model has grown 35% in the last year in Brazil. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new scenario of social isolation, the advantages of migrating to the cloud were even more evident for companies.
In the current moment, when many needed to adopt the home office regime, for example, critical points were put to the test, such as productivity, information security, and the infrastructure of the employees’ workplaces.
To meet these new needs, it is imperative to invest in platforms that can support the operation of companies, taking into account, for example, internet consumption so that everyone can access internal systems without difficulty.
Experts believe that online platforms for web conferences will be one of the main productivity tools in the “new normal.” Thus, the use of the physical office tends to decrease a lot, making remote work and technologies that support it the basis of the entire IT operation and something essential in companies.
If you doubt how to migrate to the storage cloud, learn about the seven main benefits of this crucial model to keep your business running.
In the cloud process, you can use exactly the resource you need. With the elasticity of the cloud, it is possible to use more or fewer resources, according to the demands of the market, according to the needs of your company, respecting special dates such as Black Friday, Christmas, Easter, etc., in which consumption and effort of many companies even triple.
The cloud is based on a series of redundancies of infrastructure resources, such as hardware and network resources, location, energy, and internet, for example, to deliver high availability and a quick recovery in problems that may occur, thus guaranteeing a longer delivery time of applications and services, in comparison to any other structure.
One of the most important points of the cloud model is agility. Today’s IT adds a lot of value to the business when it can adapt its resources to new needs in an agile way, promoting the availability of new applications, changes in resources and services.
As mentioned in the first topic, we can take advantage of cloud scalability, where we can keep up with the business need using the flexibility of cloud environments. Thus avoiding acquisitions of software, platform, and hardware, and consequently, a series of hidden operating costs or little visibility can be inefficient and costly for the business in long periods.
Public cloud environments are suited to global infrastructure and service security standards, ensuring multiple layers of security. However, it is important to keep in mind that our management policies must be in line with the measures already taken by the provider to ensure complete data security in this way. For this, it is important to have the support of a solid partner in the management and monitoring of your environment and have your internal team focused on the needs of the business.
Being in the cloud ensures that there is someone constantly looking at the resource park, thinking about improvements that will benefit everyone, from updating physical resources to making new services available, resulting in a constant technological update.
Empowerment for digital transformation
One of the great advantages of public cloud platforms is the availability of a marketplace with different services useful for your business. Supported by the most modern technologies such as Big Data, IoT, AI, bots, mobile, etc. These are technologies aligned with the new 4.0 revolution in the industry and, all this power is much closer in cloud environments. We can also comment on the platforms that facilitate the DevSec Ops processes, which are already available as a service.
After all, is my company ready to migrate to the cloud?
To make the decision, keep the following indicators in mind: am I reaching the end of the life cycle of any internal hardware? Will I have to make new investments in upgrading hardware and software as a database license? Is it worth paying for all machine maintenance costs?
If the answer is yes for at least one of the reasons, then this is a great time to assess the cloud and build a TCO to help raise all hidden costs and verify the project’s viability.
Also, ask yourself: are you planning a business change? Getting closer to customers and investing in technologies like Big Data? If so, this is also an ideal time to evaluate cloud technologies.
If you need to reduce IT costs or extract more productivity and benefits from similar investments, consider this the ideal time for a change. Whether to correct current issues, make IT work more flexible and faster, reduce costs, or make your company more aligned with the 4.0 model, the cloud is the technology that allows you to get the most out of all these fronts.
The benefits of the cloud model are indisputable; however, it is necessary to pay attention and take some precautions. The main challenge of the cloud for companies is knowledge.
Currently, there are several platforms and services available, but without knowledge, it isn’t easy to make the most appropriate choice for a company’s technical and business needs. Besides, each platform has different operational characteristics, requiring deep knowledge from each one. Therefore, it is essential to have a partner with multi-cloud knowledge, such as Sky. One who directs its efforts to improve, facilitate, and streamline monitoring and managing infrastructure environments and platforms as a service.
Another challenge: the existing platforms were molded for use without internet support. That is, they are structures for internal use in the client-server model. This type of solution requires a differentiated migration to the cloud that considers the speed of use, access limit, internet consumption, among other items.
These challenges can be overcome by a partner who knows the software and has extensive experience and the appropriate tools. Like Auto.Sky, a robust platform that makes it possible to migrate systems to the cloud and today approved for more than 200 software and used by hundreds of companies. Want to know more? Click here and find out how we can help you on your journey to the cloud!