Cloud-based operations are the new normal. Everything from databases to enterprise applications are hosted on private and public clouds for companies of all sizes and major cost savings are being realized. If your organization is still working with on-premises hardware, you’re missing out on all of the benefits of managed services while retaining all of the risks of physical servers.
Plan for Success
Failing to migrate puts you at risk of falling behind with outdated technology while your competition speeds ahead in the new digital economy. Start planning your digital transformation project now. Agility and speed should be the focus of your infrastructure or SAP cloud migration strategy. A strong project plan will allow your business to be optimized for scalability, performance, and expedited production times and ensure you stay ahead of the competition.
Protect Business Continuity
Moving all data and resources to the cloud ensures resiliency, especially in terms of disaster recovery. Gone are the days when a downed server or a local weather event could grind productivity to a halt. Regional events no longer disrupt service when your enterprise is on the cloud. Added encryption and controlled access enhance your data security controls, ensuring your return to service efforts are secured.
One of the biggest benefits of cloud computing is flexibility. Staff no longer needs to be in a physical office or log in to a physical server to complete their tasks. They only need a secure Internet connection. Once your infrastructure and data have been migrated, your employees can access information and applications any time from anywhere. There are no office limitations to productivity. There are things to consider, like server size, security needs, and usage, so review your requirements wisely before initiating any plans.
Cost is always a project driver. With a migration, you save the cost of maintaining physical servers and the employees who service them. External providers handle all the work as well as regular security patches and updates. By decreasing these costs, your return on investment increases allowing you to offer a more cost-effective service.
A successful migration to the cloud requires you to evaluate your on-premises infrastructure and have a strategy for making sure your business is ready for the digital revolution. That means leaving physical servers behind and having a technology roadmap for the future. Maintain your competitive edge and realize a serious cost savings by allowing a cloud service provider to manage your enterprise information and applications.