Unlock Five Powerful Benefits of Cloud Migration for Your Business

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May 17, 2024 7:53:10 AM
Unlock Five Powerful Benefits of Cloud Migration for Your Business
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Migrating to the cloud has some risks but enormous benefits for companies that decide to take it.

If done in good company, advised by partners with experience in this process, migrating digital assets to the cloud can help businesses proliferate and reach global markets. However, remember that the most important benefit of a successful migration is improving the user experience.

What is migrating to the cloud, and why should my company do it?

Also known as the journey to the cloud, migrating consists of taking digital assets from local (on-premises) servers to cloud or virtual servers.

Cloud storage services have many benefits and advantages compared to the previously used storage processes.

Moving sales applications and platforms to the cloud allows organizations worldwide to leave behind the costs and concerns of managing on-premises resources.

Among the many disadvantages of having on-premises servers are high maintenance costs. On-premises server-based services also have difficulties dealing with rapid increases in the volume of requests they manage. An example of this lack of scalability is digital assets that, during sales season, such as Black Friday, stop working correctly because they do not have sufficient capacity to face a sudden peak in demand.  

Another disadvantage of on-premises servers is related to their low resilience capacity.

Unlike cloud servers, which recover quickly from failures and generally have technical and technological support to return promptly to providing their services, a disaster affecting an on-premises server can last a long time.

If you are considering migrating your digital assets to the cloud, we will tell you the main advantages of doing so below. You might  also be interested in exploring how IT Outsourcing can be of great help when updating Legacy Systems, here are some key insights from our experts.

 

Five Advantages of Migrating to the Cloud

Cloud migration is the process of moving your digital assets from on-premises servers to cloud platforms. This includes applications and data, but can also involve every single part of the organization's technological infrastructure.

When an organization uses a cloud migration strategy to take its digital assets to the cloud, it opens the door to a world of innovation and opportunities that benefit companies and transform users’ lives.

1. You have more time and resources to innovate

By taking the high operational costs of processes such as hardware maintenance or managing multiple software licenses out of the equation, migrating to the cloud allows organizations to devote more time and energy to strengthening their offering.
“Time optimization is perhaps the most important benefit of digital transformation.”
With cloud based services, users benefit from increasingly flexible, fast, secure, and highly customizable experiences. 

2. Your migration to the cloud is a journey tailored to you

For a company, taking its digital assets to the cloud can be like moving to a new house: Do we take everything? Do we keep some things and renew others? Do we design from scratch to make the most of the new space?

Customize information to suit you.

The path to bringing digital assets to the cloud depends on each organization. If the change occurs in a structured way, migrating to the cloud allows the business to increase while users notice a significant improvement in their experience. If you need help planning your company’s journey to the cloud, we invite you to use our free checklist to measure the use of cloud services.

3. You have access to the capacity you need when you need it

What happens if your company’s on-premises services have an exaggerated peak in demand? If the answer is “they would crash because their computing capabilities are limited,” it may be time to move to the cloud.

Securely and through a web application, you can access servers from anywhere in the world without any installation process connecting you to a data center where you will instantly have all your information.”

Traditional infrastructures require manual interventions to expand or reduce their capabilities. On the contrary, cloud-hosted services are flexible and have practically unlimited computing capacity that adapts to the context to offer what companies and users need.

4. It helps you to collect more information and offer better services

Another great advantage in cloud migration scenarios is that user data is better protected. Migrating to the cloud also opens the possibility of collecting and interpreting a large amount of data. This means tools can be developed to audit, measure, and improve your processes and services.

The use of big data allows businesses to know their users better, which translates into a constant improvement of services, which are increasingly more efficient in meeting the specific needs of each user.

5. Safety first

Another great advantage in cloud migration scenarios is that user data is better protected.

Unlike on-premises services, those hosted in the cloud have continuous monitoring that protects user information 24/7 with better security and compliance.
Despite all the benefits of migrating to the cloud, we are not discussing a magic solution capable of solving everything.

For example, in countries where digital coverage still has a long way to go, businesses must strengthen their omnichannel to provide multiple access opportunities to users who do not yet have the necessary infrastructure to access the cloud.
At Pragma we are AWS partners and have been building cloud solutions for the most important brands in the financial and retail sector in Latin America.

 

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