Migration might seem like a technical decision, but in reality, its core is business-related. It raises two fundamental questions: What’s driving your business to migrate to the cloud, and why should you migrate now?
The benefits of the cloud are ubiquitous. Some of them includes a reduction in running costs, faster modernization capabilities, and increased security. But there’s usually a specific catalyst for starting the migration discussion. These can include:
Reduced operating expenses and Operational efficiencies
With the move to the cloud, you achieve reduced hardware support, increased manageability, and more efficient processes. You can cut down as much as 20 to 30 percent on VM resource configuration alone.
Decreased time to market/release.
Migration reduces your management overhead and frees up budget, so that you can focus more time and effort on rapid software and solution development. The faster deployment of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) platforms enables your business to release faster and more often, thereby decreasing your time-to-market.
Offers Support for cost-effective scalability requirements.
When you plan for peak usage through on-premises systems, your servers are usually running at less than 20 percent utilization. When you move to cloud, it releases you from this model, thereby enabling a scale-when-you-need-it approach.
Renewal of datacenter or hardware leasing.
If you’re extending your budget on renewing hardware or paying for data center locations, it’s time you consider cloud migration. A cloud vendor can host these services for you, eradicating the need for costly leasing.
Renewal of licensing
Nearly all companies have an annual licensing agreement with their major IT providers. These require an ample budget to ensure the OS platform and virtualization are sufficiently covered. The cloud can help here as well, providing a pay-as-you-go offering to reduce this cost.
Application development and modernization.
Two common challenges for today’s businesses are over-provisioned IT resources and on-premises platforms that limit the adoption of modern services. The cloud provides an integrated platform for modern development that enables teams to increase speed by up to 33 percent.
Software end of support.
The end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 means the end of regular security updates. Staying on-Prem post end-of-support can cause you over-billing of your IT resources. This can be an opportunity to migrate your end-of-support workloads to Azure to strengthen your organizational security posture and ensure compliance across your hybrid environment.
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A solid migration blue-print must include migration discovery and analysis, an optimal migration strategy, a check on the dependencies to prioritize applications and identify required remediations along with the right set of tools- not forgetting a contigency plan in place. Have you worked it out that way?
Research shows that two-thirds of companies don’t see the expected benefits from their cloud migration. This is because most businesses take up migration merely as a checklist. Or they execute it with a standard ‘lift-and-shift’ to jump into digital transformation.
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