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How to Know It’s The Right Time to Move To The Cloud Platform

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Article Written by BroadConnect on July 19, 2017
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As more and more businesses understand the many advantages of keeping vital information on the easy-to-access Cloud Drive, a Cloud based infrastructure is becoming more and more commonplace. Despite the growing popularity, not everyone knows when to make this big switch for maximum cost-efficacy.

Following are a few of the most important considerations that will need to be factored into this important decision.   

Resources

Resources from the cloud drive can come in the form of applications, infrastructure, phone systems or just about any other type of digital material. There are several important advantages of having these digital resources on the cloud. Cloud providers offer special prices for the scales needed and often offer their clients extra storage of computing ... e at a price. This allows for a considerably flexible plan that allows a company to avoid the wasted resources that come from purchasing additional resources that aren't used.

Migrating Applications To The Cloud

Cloud services cater to a wide variety of different businesses and business types; this allows them to gain the necessary experience needed to develop bespoke solutions to the challenges many businesses face. This means that they have a wide variety of services that can help balance business loans, get the most from learning machines and much more that circumvent the costs and resources of an in-house IT team.

On the other hand, there are many businesses that have an extensive backlog of older data or a high generation of data that will make a move onto the cloud platform very difficult. They may also operate off a specially designed infrastructure that was developed especially for this company. They may also operate off older systems that are not compatible with cloud computing.

Another type of business that will have a harder time moving to the cloud service, would be those that employ a wide range of applications and programs. If only one segment is to be relocated to the cloud, the entire system must follow suit or be rendered ineffective.  

How Can Migrating To The Cloud Be an Affordable Option?

There are three important things to consider before making this move to the Cloud:

  1. Will you be able to run your needed applications from the Cloud Environment?
  2. How much will this migration cost?
  3. How long do you expect this application to be in Use?

Of course, not every application will work well in the cloud environment, but the vast majority should do so with no trouble at all. As cloud-based company resources become increasingly more popular, the use of the cloud-environment is becoming more and more efficient. When deciding if cloud migration is the best choice for you and your company, a business needs to look at the essential applications needed for business to progress and ask themselves if these can be handled more efficiently in a Cloud environment.

Depending on the answer, it is quite possible that a cloud-migration could feature a significant return on investment in the near future. If the improvement will only provide minimal benefits, the business may find the costs for migration too high and will take considerable time before the investment will be recouped, if ever.

The costs for migrating onto the cloud will include the direct costs for service, including data transfers and licenses. Then there will be other costs for retraining employees to the new system, so it is important to take everything into account before making this costly migration to cloud.

Finally, business owners will need to ask themselves how much life they expect to get from their current applications. Some older applications will be obsolete within a few months to a year. Others may still be in use for the foreseeable future. If the applications outlast the time to recoup the investment, you can expect an efficient migration.

If the application is on its way out, it would be a poor idea to install them onto the cloud environment.

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