Microsoft Azure Experts at Dalwax work with enterprises in their Cloud Migration initiatives. Our Azure Migration Solutions help enterprises to seamlessly host their existing infrastructure on Azure Cloud making it more flexible and auto-scale as per demand.
Why Companies are Moving to the Cloud: Potential Benefits of Cloud Migration
There are many problems that moving to the cloud can solve.
Here are some typical scenarios that will benefit from cloud migration.
- Your application is
experiencing increased traffic and it’s becoming difficult to scale resources
on the fly to meet the increasing demand.
- You need to reduce
operational costs while increasing the effectiveness of IT processes.
- Your clients require fast
application implementation and deployment and thus want to focus more on
development while reducing infrastructure overhead.
- Your clients want to expand
their business geographically, but you suspect that setting up a multi-region
infrastructure – with all the associated maintenance, time, human, and error
control effort – is going to be a challenge.
- It’s becoming more
difficult and expensive to keep up with your growing storage needs.
- You’d like to build a
widely distributed development team. Cloud computing environments allow
remotely located employees to access applications and work via the Internet.
- You need to establish a
disaster recovery system but setting it up for an entire data center could
double the cost. It would also require a complex disaster recovery plan. Cloud
disaster recovery systems can be implemented much more quickly and give you
much better control over your resources.
- Tracking and upgrading
underlying server software is a time consuming, yet an essential process that
requires periodic and sometimes immediate upgrades. In some cases, a cloud
provider will take care of this automatically. Some cloud computing models
similarly handle many administration tasks such as database backup, software
upgrades, and periodic maintenance.
- Capex to Opex: Cloud
computing shifts IT expenditure to a pay-as-you-go model, which is an
attractive benefit, especially for startups.
Why Companies are Moving to the Cloud: Potential Risks of Cloud Migration
- While your specific
environment will determine the risks that apply to you, there are some general
drawbacks associated with cloud migrations that you will want to consider.
- If your application stores
and retrieves very sensitive data, you might not be able to maintain it in the
cloud. Similarly, compliance requirements could also limit your choices.
- If your existing setup is
meeting your needs, doesn’t demand much maintenance, scaling, and availability,
and your customers are all happy, why mess with it?
- If some of the technology
you currently rely on is proprietary, you may not be legally able to deploy it
to the cloud.
- Some operations might
suffer from added latency when using cloud applications over the internet.
- If your hardware is
controlled by someone else, you might lose some transparency and control when
debugging performance issues.
- Noisy “neighbors” can
occasionally make themselves “heard” through shared resources.
- Your particular application
design and architecture might not completely follow distributed cloud
architectures, and therefore may require some amount of modification before
moving them to the cloud
- Cloud platform or vendor
lock-in: Once in it might be difficult to leave or move between platforms.