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Business Value of Cloud Migration

eWay Corp October 25, 2018 2 MIN READ


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Cloud migration has rapidly become not only a secure, compliant storage space for data, but a phenomenal application that can be utilized for immense business growth; but how does it change the cost compared to the virtual machines and physical machines it’s phasing out as we speak? In fact, while public and private clouds are expected to grow 22% and 15% respectively, each year for the next two years, virtual and physical machines are expected to decline by 25% and 31% respectively.

“Any seasoned businessman will understand that a service’s value is by no means based on what the cost is; but what the encompassing benefits it can bring to the table.”

With a quick up front estimate of the cost comparison, with the capital cost of licensing, network infrastructure, storage, backup infrastructure, and hardware along with double the cost or more on average for the cost of managing and securing the programs and equipment necessary. At times, small businesses can bring this cost down to even out with the price of cloud computing, but any seasoned businessman will understand that a service’s value is by no means based on what the cost is; but what the encompassing benefits it can bring to the table. Here are the key reasons that Cloud Migration can optimize cost over On-premise DIY.

Increased business access with less slow down

Most publicly visible in the eCommerce business, any kind of slow down or shut down of a domain can lead to drastic losses in sales, but we’ve all understood the woes of an entire company running into slowed speeds or pauses for updates in the system. So much of our day is spent in these systems looking up files, creating new files, or simply sending emails, that if it were ever shut off for an entire day there would be virtually no reason to come into work. It can effectively halt the development of a company no matter the size.

This makes regular updates to a system and constant monitoring and maintenance so crucial. On-Premise management can make this difficult for a number of reasons. There is no 24/7 monitoring guarantee without the added cost of keeping a staff around the clock. There’s also the single location of all the data. Of course in a large building there can be two separate server rooms each one serving as a backup for the other, but with cloud hosting, there can be servers and back-ups in completely different hemispheres, so not even massive natural disasters can wipe your files.

Extra compliance and security

Dedicated IT still will not necessarily have the expertise in the accelerating use of cloud applications that has boomed into the world today. Performing airtight security checks and outsourcing a more focused team of experts will be much more similar to buying insurance for a house or vehicle.

Migration professionals stay up to date with any kind of security threats to evolve with your business. This constant evolution in protection would increase the amount of expenditure a single business would have to deliver with On-premise techniques, but when outsourced to a business designed around delivering a highly capable, strict standard of domain hosting, this overhead cost no longer exists for you. It’s simply added to the package.

Free up IT for Growth

As important as dedicating IT to management of your data, you hired this talent to become an integral part of your business’s key digital and technological development. To do either job effectively, there is no shortcut.

Allowing your team to continue looking forward into your company’s future will create more lasting plans of growth with a set of resources hired because they know how your specific organization ticks. When sourcing cloud migration to the experts who know exactly how it works, how it changes daily, and how it can be optimized in the future will then work hand in hand and match the scaling that your in-house team has been able to do in their free time.

Time and Scalability

Imagine the sheer length of time it can take to set up a server. Now this is only a one-time thing, but maintenance and backup maintenance is always going to be an issue. The average time it takes to provision a server on a major cloud network is roughly 15 minutes with OS installed and configured.

With On-Premise DIY, you’re purchasing all components for a single moment of your business’s life span. At certain points in its life, or even certain points throughout the year, this will not be the exact size you will need for your data. However, when working with cloud migration, the scalability is as malleable as the waves your business rides on. It matches the amount you need at any given point in time and, if it ever needs to be switched off entirely, there is no attempt at recouping the expense of depreciated equipment in your on server room.

How it All Comes Together

Business partnerships are one of the most common ways to increase value of both companies. They’re extremely common and, after weighing in the pros and cons before agreeing, commonly prove to be beneficial. Cloud Migration is no different. With a 99.9% guarantee on uptime, more secure servers with a team always actively seeking out breaches, Freed up IT for focus on business development, and scalability in real time the business advantages of the cloud truly make you feel like the sky is the limit.

One problem you may run into with migration is not knowing where your necessary budget may lie for your business size. You’re not alone. Although the value is still there 66% of companies spend more than needed on Cloud LAAS. That’s not our goal with our partners. eWay Corp is backed by a team of migration professionals focused on cost-optimization and using our 13 years of experience to find the plan that works best for your business. We’re also both Amazon Web Service and Microsoft Azure partners, assuring that your personal cloud is in the right place, always.

66% of companies spend more than needed on Cloud LAAS

Looking for more information on Cloud Migration? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.