November 27, 2017
Traditionally, computing workloads have been locally hosted by the companies using them. However, with the advent of improved wireless infrastructure, better packaged to consumers as cloud computing, companies can now outsource their workloads to offsite servers for a lower cost. With this shift in computing comes a price gap between onsite and offsite computing that keeps widening as technology evolves. Granted there is a middle ground that has formed referred to as the hybrid cloud, but hybrid clouds are often very complex and can require substantial resources. So, the obvious choice seems to be to fully migrate to the cloud. Here are two key takeaways to show the power of a full cloud migration.
1.Outsourcing Workloads = Outsourcing IT
Outsourcing your workloads in a sense means outsourcing your IT. Not only can you save by paying less for compute power but also by reducing your staffing needs. The costs normally associated with technology staffing are bundled in the cost for whatever cloud service you purchase, so you end up getting more value as you pay just for the services you need, more or less on-demand, rather than the infrastructure to support the services while the services are idle.
2. Shift to Infrastructure as a Service
Recently, there has been a trend in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers switching from using physical infrastructure to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), like as seen with Salesforce moving to the AWS cloud. This trend is making the IaaS market more and more competitive, which in turn brings prices down for IaaS as well as drives innovation for better IaaS technologies. Since technology infrastructure is necessary for any company to operate, switch to IaaS can save you on costs but also puts you on the forefront of infrastructure advances.
Full cloud migration allows companies to direct their technology resources toward business objectives. If you are looking at a cloud migration for your company, consider scheduling a consultation with us.