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Cloud – The New Game Changer. How And Where To Start?

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Cloud Migration – The New Game Changer. How And Where To Start?

Cloud Migration – The New Game Changer. How And Where To Start?

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Why do Enterprises hold back on Cloud Strategy?

Worry about the Cloud Security
Worry about depending on a third party vendor
Too caught up with Legacy Technology
Confusion on cost of Infrastructure
Don’t know where and how to
start ?
Worry about the Cloud Security

One of the most common worries that companies have when migrating to the cloud is the fear of entrusting your company’s data with a third party. Some companies think that they would be better off securing their own data on premises on their own servers. However this could not be further from the truth. Unless you spend heavily on security which in turn gives additional expenses and complications, you aren’t going to beat the security of Microsoft or Amazon. Plus if its good enough for the Department of Defence, then it should be good enough for you!

Worry about depending on a third party vendor

One big worry that companies have is not being able to access their data when they partner with a third-party vendor. In today’s busy world if you encounter even an hour of downtime with your services, it can make a huge dent in your finances as well as your relationship with your customers. Cloud Service providers work to make sure that you have control of your data 24/7. You still have the same access to your data and still decides how your data will be secured, how you want to access it, what applications you want to use and so on. In fact even in the case that something does go wrong, your provider is responsible to make a quick fix to get every one of their customers back up and running again. And besides Google, Microsoft, and Amazon might be a little better at maintaining your access rather than your in-house IT staff.

Too caught up with Legacy Technology

Some businesses are getting hampered by the performance of their legacy technology, unable to keep up with the rapid demands of today’s clientele and challenges. It’s therefore understandable that some businesses would want to remain faithful to their legacy technologies or be afraid that switching to the cloud would only exacerbate their problems. With the changing technological trends and needing to keep up with their customers’ needs however, the cloud is the only way forward for businesses to keep up in today’s world. You might find that your company wastes time and resources is spent in getting their outdated infrastructure and network to deliver on workloads and run smoothly. Digital transformation should not be something feared by companies looking to succeed in this new age of Business 5.0 but rather embraced. This includes embracing change in technology and processes that may result in the deployment of Cloud platforms.

Confusion on cost of Infrastructure

No one wants to pay more than they have to. That is true even when moving into the cloud. However, nowadays, the industry standard is to offer customers a ‘pay-as-you-go’ payment model. Therefore, apart from installation and service costs, the customer only pays for the features that they have used. Many businesses are wary to invest in cloud computing even though they are far less expensive and easier to deploy than the on premises option. What most people do not understand is that when it comes to on premises and legacy technology infrastructure equipment, teams for maintenance, real estate, power, etc are sunken costs that you need not incur by moving to the cloud.

Don’t know where and how to start ?

Cloud migration and integration can be a complicated venture for your company. Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud without any hiccups and then figuring out the different applications and programs that your cloud vendor offers that would be the best for your company. If you’re overwhelmed, you’re not alone. That’s why its important to partner with a cloud service provider like Korcomptenz to help guide your cloud implementation. Request a free consultation with us today to begin your journey to the Cloud.

Why Migrate to the Cloud?

Organizations – SMBs and Enterprises alike, have traditionally been held back to keep up to the growing demands of IT infrastructure due to the capital cost and man power required to setup, manage and maintenance needs. However, moving to the cloud adds tangible value to their outlook. More and more companies are moving their critical application services to the cloud to make them available to their customers and vendors demands without needing huge IT Budgets. With more and more easy and better mobile internet availability, a high availability of your services is a must and directly effects your edge over your competitors and revenue.

Agility and speed

With the cloud, procurement of new inventory and storage space is reduced to a matter of days or even hours, giving businesses the agility to respond to a rapidly changing and demanding technological environment. Also, the ability to take the demands up when needed, over-night and reduce to normal load when demand decreases has become as easy as clicking of few buttons.

Operational efficiency

The simplicity in cloud solutions makes teams more productive. In distributed teams, the cloud removes region-specific dependencies, creating a collaborative team setting.

Security

Most popular cloud solutions have robust built-in security programs. A MSP (hyperlink to the MSP Blog) can help optimize cloud security, providing security analytics and visibility across the entire cloud environment.

Bundled services

Cloud providers package several useful features such as disaster recovery, automatic logging, monitoring, continuous deployment, and others as part of their solution.

Higher resource availability

The cloud environment comes with a no-downtime promise that increases the availability of resources, in turn leading to better asset utilization and customer satisfaction.

Cost savings

At large volumes, the unit price of servers comes down noticeably in comparison with native data centers. The pay-as-you-use model provides the flexibility that companies seek to counter seasonal demand and scale up or down as required by the business.

JOURNEY TO CLOUD IN THREE KEY PHASES

CLOUD MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER

Cloud Strategy

Private Cloud
Public Cloud
Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Options

Services as a Software
Infrastructure as a Software
Platform as a Service
ERP
CRM
e-Commerce
Content Management
Virtualization
Servers
Hardware
Storage & Networking

Cloud Migration & Maintenance

Application Transformation
Network Transformation
Security Transformation

Get Started with a Complimentary Consultation

KORCOMPTENZ understands that outsourced development services are a complex decision for your organization, and we offer complimentary consultation services to understand your unique needs and make specific recommendations.

Choose the Right Cloud Platform

There are very few tier-1 service provider are present in the cloud infrastructure as service industry – Namely Azure, Amazon and Google. We help you to identify the right provider based on your core IT needs. We build out the appropriate services needed and respective pricing.

Check for Hardware Obsolescence

Many existing network devices employ hardware acceleration to power through heavy traffic. Not all simulated devices—like virtual routers, switches, and load balancers—currently support hardware acceleration in the cloud. Audit your traffic and processor demands and trends before assuming virtual replacement devices will perform all the duties of existing native hardware.

Research Licensing Issues

Native networking environments of yesterday usually licensed software by the user, the device, or by enterprise. But the cloud changes these variables, hosting apps on machines with adjustable virtual processor counts and adding the ability to scale application services and servers. Factoring this impact on your licensing model could save huge sums of money.

Mind Your SSLs and Certificates

Secure socket layer certificates operate with precision to verify data routes and security. Changing a host location can throw your SSLs off track. It’s best to review where and how you use SSLs and prepare to renew or replace them before going live from a new hybrid cloud environment. Companies like DigiCert offer insight tools to assess your SSL chain.

Audit IP Addresses

IP addresses, usually statically or dynamically assigned and then forgotten about, take on another layer of challenge in the cloud. Old DHCP scopes and static addresses will likely change when moving to a cloud infrastructure, creating the need for a thorough IP address relationship audit prior to the move so that dependent sockets won’t be broken on migration.

Evaluate Access Control List Dependencies

An access control list (ACL) regulates user and service activity across your network. As with IP addresses, migration will impact ACL dependencies. Customer traffic and system activities like backups, hypervisors, and monitoring will need to be reviewed for a shift to a full or hybrid cloud infrastructure to make sure everyone and everything can reach what it has to in the new design.