Digital transformation in almost all industries is powered by cloud migration. It’s no wonder that the cloud migration services market was valued at USD 119.13 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 448.34 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 28.89% over the forecast period 2020 – 2025. Over the past decade the cloud computing megatrend has seen not only large enterprises make the switch. Small and medium enterprises are increasingly investing in cloud to take advantage of its benefits. By 2022, Gartner predicts that worldwide public cloud service revenue will exceed USD 365 billion.
In this post we’re going to examine why, and how, enterprises of all sizes are taking advantage of cloud.
The scalability, speedy implementation, effectiveness, mobility, and disaster recovery that cloud provides are just some of the factors driving the growth of cloud services. In addition to being flexible, cost-effective, modern, reliable, and secure, cloud computing provides many other benefits.
Lower costs—Customers are not required to purchase hardware or software, and they only need to pay for the services they are using.
No maintenance—The service provider is responsible for maintenance.
Near-unlimited scalability—On-demand resources are available to meet business demands.
High reliability—Cloud provides a vast network of servers, which ensures against failure proof computing and disaster recovery.
Agility and scalability – The resource is pay-as-you-go. If an application is designed properly, it should be easy to scale quickly.
Business innovation – Cloud enables lower barriers to entry for innovation and prototyping. It is expensive and time-consuming to build testing and development infrastructure in-house. The cloud provider may offer more advanced functional capabilities in the areas of advanced data analysis and processing.
Broader geographic distribution – The global distribution of cloud infrastructure and platform services (IaaS and PaaS) enables applications to be deployed to other regions quickly and more cost-effectively.
Increased application availability – High availability (HA) is usually a prerequisite for business critical applications. Cloud computing service providers such as Azure can guarantee 99.99% uptime and can often jump to 99.999999%.
Technical Flexibility – Customers can pick from a range of services, making it far easier to accelerate their own digital goals.
Security Improvements – Built-in security services enable customers to protect data, apps and infrastructure.
What are the deployment options?
When it comes to cloud deployment, customers can choose one of the three cloud deployment models, public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud. Your best fit deployment model will depend on where your data is stored, how you/your customers interact with it, how they get to it, where the application runs, and how much of your own infrastructure you want or need to manage.
The most common deployment model out of the three is the public cloud. Public cloud deployment requires no local hardware to manage or keep up-to-date – everything runs on the cloud provider’s hardware. In some cases, customers can save additional costs by sharing computing resources with other cloud users. Businesses can use multiple public cloud providers of varying scale. Public cloud deployments are frequently used to provide web-based email, online office applications, storage, and testing and development environments. Examples of public cloud providers are Microsoft’s Azure, AWS and Google.
What can you expect from your cloud engineering partner?
If you’re in the process of evaluating cloud engineering partners, you’ll no doubt be interested in their track record.
What level of expertise does the team have?
Have they carried out a wide variety of migration tasks?
Can they share examples of customer success stories?
What level of support can you expect?
It’s difficult to generalize, because there are cloud migration services to suit all requirements – and budgets. Whatever your cloud delivery environment, an expert partner like Infostretch should be able to help you gain exceptional benefits from cloud migration. In our case, we offer a structured approach for migrating any workload to a public cloud. Our cloud migration service includes planning for each workload, assuring the proper cloud architecture to meet both current and future needs, and managing the successful execution of each migration. A dedicated global compliance team works with the project team and client stakeholders to ensure comprehensive security, compliance, risk assessment, and regional regulatory requirements. In addition, we offer complete end-to-end cloud and application migration services tailored to your business’s needs.
What success can look like…
Infostretch recently helped a healthcare company with an end-to-end walkthrough of cloud database migration to Azure. This involved migrating more than 120 users, three web applications, and one mobile app. We enabled multiregional setup with more than five read replicas to address latency and more than 80 operation reports. We delivered the entire migration scope in a brief period of two months while delivering fully secured, HIPAA-compliant in infrastructure compliance with the federal government and customer MSA.
Infostretch’s team of 300+ certified cloud, AI/ML and DevOps engineers have developed more than 120 innovative solutions that include digital mirrors, Alexa, IoT-enabled gaming solutions and AI-ML-driven enterprise platforms. Our team is also supported by more than 110 readily available cloud accelerators, more than ten bots to enable the agile delivery process, and more than 20 connectors that are developed in-house to help you in your cloud migration.
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