By migrating from on-premise to the cloud, companies can enjoy many intangible benefits in addition to optimising costs. Cost reduction is just one of the motivations for moving to a cloud model.
What is On-premise?
First of all let’s remember the definition of: On-premise. This refers to the type of installation of a software solution that is carried out within the company’s server and (ICT) infrastructure. This means that with the on-premise model, the company is responsible for the security, availability and management of the software.
Importance of On-premise to Cloud Migration
Having refreshed this concept, we can return to the importance of migrating to the Cloud. Cloud solutions allow you to manage, store and access your data and applications over the internet quickly and efficiently. Eliminating the need to purchase physical infrastructure.
However, cloud software is characterised by improved mobility, reduced investment costs, shorter implementation times and rapid scalability.
- Improve latency
- Reduced costs
- Increased scalability and agility
- Increased availability, redundancy and security
- Business continuity
On-Premise vs Cloud Security
By having the entire infrastructure within the company, the on-premise installation offers a higher degree of physical security of the information, given that the company knows at all times where its information is located and is responsible for taking all the necessary measures for its protection. However, it is a double-edged sword because mishandling by staff can result in serious damage to the organisation’s information.
A good cloud service provider will always have multiple backups available at any given time, offering faster data restoration. However, an on-premise installation can have backups in the cloud.
The cloud enjoys a rapid deployment that can be carried out over the Internet in a matter of hours whereas local applications that must be installed on a physical server and on each PC or laptop, this could take weeks or even months.
Another big difference between an on-premise vs. cloud deployment is that the former is characterised by high energy costs due to powering servers on-premises whereas cloud systems can help to significantly reduce energy bills. We will expand more on this point below.
On-Premise vs Cloud Costs
Cost management must be approached differently when moving to an off-premise solution. Rapid provisioning in the cloud must be properly managed to maintain control over costs over time. In addition, as most business workloads are predictable, Private Cloud environments tend to provide more predictable performance and costs.
Also, in terms of cost efficiency, close collaboration between technology and finance teams is also key to successfully managing costs and getting the most out of investments.
Another area to highlight when migrating to the Cloud is the flexibility that cloud services provide, because you don’t need to hire very robust servers for future growth, the cloud allows you to grow or shrink your service in a very simple way.
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Migrate from On-premise to Cloud and say goodbye to tedious installation, licensing, support and maintenance issues, remember that all this is taken care of by the cloud provider.
Cloud systems are a great option for companies that want fast, agile solutions with no upfront investment. Also for those looking to be more agile with their information or for those who do not have a designated place for their infrastructure.