In today's competitive and globalized market, what do small and large companies have in common? The answer is quite simple: both are using the cloud. Contrary to what many people think, cloud computing is not a widespread 'fashion' only in the IT department of small businesses. In fact, the potential of this technology has captured the attention of many leaders of large companies.

An example is Netflix, which has been using the AWS cloud (Amazon Web Services) for 7 years . By migrating all of its IT operations to the cloud computing platform, it was able to increase the availability of its services and expand its business to 130 new countries. In this post, we list 6 reasons for large companies to migrate their operations to the cloud, even mission-critical ones. See them:

6 Reasons Large Enterprises Migrate to the Cloud

1. Financial savings

It's not because a company is big that it doesn't need to reduce costs, is it? To save financial resources, it can count on cloud computing, which eliminates the need for its managers to invest in servers or super-powerful computers. The company also does not need to hire support services or software updates, as these are offered by the technology supplier itself.

2. Greater flexibility and elasticity

If the manager of a large company is not yet ready to move his business completely to the cloud, then he may only migrate half of his operations. This flexibility provided by cloud computing also allows companies of this size to adopt certain services and still maintain their local infrastructure - hybrid cloud, thus being able to benefit from both modalities.

Cloud computing, being elastic, adapts to the seasonal needs of the business. Netflix, for example, has benefited from this elasticity since 2008, when the number of users of its video streaming service grew eightfold. For Yury Izrailevsky, vice president of cloud at the company, “supporting such rapid growth would have been extremely difficult from our own data centers”

3. IT team optimization

By hiring a cloud service, large companies can also make their IT team focus on developing solutions and strategies that really bring value to the business. This is because, with the adoption of technology, the team will no longer need to spend time and effort on solving issues related, for example, to updating hardware and software and data storage.

4. Agility in data and information recovery

Like small and medium-sized companies, large companies are also subject to situations that can make them lose part of their data and information, such as a power outage or a problem with a device. This data can be recovered very quickly through the cloud, since the providers of this technology are always ready to take care of this type of situation more quickly.

5. Much faster decision making

By facilitating collaboration between teams in large companies, the cloud allows all employees and managers involved in activities and processes to stay informed at all times, which enables much faster decision-making. With cloud-hosted analytics tools, leaders can also gain real-time insights and make more assertive decisions that contribute to business success.

6. Gaining competitive advantages through sustainability

Without a technology park – or at least with part of it, in the case of the hybrid cloud, the company can reduce costs with electricity and cooling and minimize the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. And since information is available virtually, it also manages to reduce the amount of printed documents. Thus, the company becomes more sustainable and gains competitive advantages in the market.

Did you see just how many reasons managers of large companies have to migrate their operations to the cloud? If you have any questions about this subject or want to tell us about your experiences with cloud computing, take advantage of the comments field!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.