Moving to cloud offers great opportunities to drive business innovation, flexibility and growth for your business and customers. By migrating away from on premise solutions, it’s easy to achieve operational efficiency, decrease costs, and allow expansion into new, cloud driven markets.
To unlock the full potential that working in the cloud can offer, it starts with modernisation of your underpinning infrastructure that supports your business. With legacy hardware and software, comes legacy problems.
Cloud transformation requires planning and strategy
Cloud transformation does not happen overnight. This is due to two factors:
There’s never a perfect time to move away from what always has been, until you realise what you’ve been missing the entire time. There are many factors to consider. Clients, workloads, ongoing contacts, software licenses, and so much more, but while you might be waiting, your customers could already be on the path to their own future in the cloud.
When scoping for your migration, is it better to go for a simple migration of objects? Or do we take this opportunity to fully modernise the backbone of your business with a complete transformation?
Migration, modernization, and transformation
Cloud migration in its simplest term, is the process of moving a company's digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications either partially, or wholly, into the cloud. Cloud migration can also include moving from one cloud to another.
Through migrating to cloud, you can quickly achieve cost and efficiency benefits, which will often lead to a bigger adoption of more cloud services. But migration is just a small part of the bigger picture.
If you’re looking to transform your digital environment, modernisation will help you achieve this. Combining migration with modernisation allows you to refresh your legacy environments to functional and up-to-date cloud-based instances. What you’re able to achieve from modernisation is exponential. New technologies, new services and offerings, location independent with new collaborative working opportunities, and so many more that can only be achieved within a cloud environment.
This leads us into transformation. Once we take the first two steps of migration and modernisation, this is where you’re then able to transform your business and your offerings.
New technologies, new services and offerings, location independence with new collaborative working opportunities, and so many more that can only be achieved within a cloud environment.
The first step is always the hardest, but the rest gets easier.
Without a well-defined plan, good preparation and a solid strategy, you won’t get far. It can seem like an impossible feat, but there’s nothing that can’t be achieved with a well-planned approach. If you’re inclined to keep pushing the task of migrating away, it’s easy to play into the hands of the competition who are already going through the process, but with the right approach, you can push your journey to cloud closer to the goal line and give your customers confidence with success.
Cloud Transformation and the infinite possibilities for your business.
The possibilities are limitless after moving to cloud. The opportunities for you as a business, and your customers, grows with every new innovation that cloud computing has to offer. Your customers are looking to you as an expert, and an expert would migrate, modernise and transform.