Currently, all growing businesses are dealing with transitions from on-premises infrastructures to multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, or both. From a strategic perspective, the decisions made referring to this significant technology shift will impact your company for the next decade.
Whether you are looking to move one workload or shutdown an entire data center, the transformation is complex and brings in many difficult decisions that influence key company processes. Successful cloud migration must rely on an in-depth analysis and high-level expertise.
In this review we answer some of the most important questions that our clients have asked during their cloud journey.
Basic Understanding of Cloud Transformation
Cloud computing services are currently gaining more attention from a wide range of audiences from different business sectors. How should we envision cloud services? Let’s think of them as if we are turning the lights on or off at home. When we turn the lights on, we only focus on them to work. Of course, we know that to do so we need electricity, that can be produced from different sources. But we do not think about how the current is transported, from where, and what kind of nodes are involved in this whole process. Once we turn the lights on with a switch, the electrical power becomes the tool that gives us many benefits.
When it comes to handling payments, we are charged only for the amount of electricity that we have used. We do not pay the provider for the electrical power upfront. We do not have to care about the power plants’ upgrades or any other technical issues that might happen during the use of the energy in our homes. We do not have to think about how the energy provider will scale the electricity supply with demand. We are sure that we will have electricity ready to be used and to power the lightbulb anytime we want. And this is exactly how we should understand providing cloud services.
Cloud computing services eliminate the problems of computing, storage, and network bandwidth that every person or company will encounter during everyday life and growth. Over time, using more and more digital services makes them a necessary element of everyday tasks become necessary for their everyday tasks.
Benefits, Challenges, and Decisions
As with any transformation there are multiple decisions that one must make. Cloud services come with the promise of speed, flexibility, scalability, and cost optimization; but there are several aspects involved, and so it is essential to understand them. Different cloud vendors offer opaque products, that are offered, priced, and sized differently. Often small changes boost the prices with unexpected rates for specific services. This all adds up to the fact that Cloud Transformations need to be managed properly. In this article we shall explain the key elements involved.
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