According to recent research results from IBM, the cloud model grew 35% last year in Brazil. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new scenario of social isolation, the advantages of migrating to the cloud became even more evident for companies.  

At the current time, when many have had to adopt the home office regime, for example, critical points have been put to the test, such as productivity, information security and the infrastructure of employees' workplaces.

To meet these new needs, it is imperative to invest in platforms that can support the operation of companies, taking into account, for example, internet consumption so that everyone can access internal systems without difficulty.

Experts believe that the use of online platforms for web conferencing will be one of the main productivity tools in the “new normal”. In this way, the use of the physical office tends to decrease a lot, making remote work and technologies that support it the basis of the entire IT operation and something essential in companies.

If you're in doubt about how to migrate to the storage cloud, learn about the top seven benefits of this crucial model to keep your business running.

1 - Scalability 

In the cloud process, you get to use exactly the resource you need. With the elasticity of the cloud, it is possible to use more or less resources, according to market demands, according to your company's needs, respecting special dates such as Black Friday, Christmas, Easter, etc., when consumption and effort of many companies even triple.

2 - Availability

The cloud is based on a series of redundancies of infrastructure resources, such as hardware and network resources, locality, energy and internet, for example. With the aim of delivering high availability and quick recovery from problems that may occur, thus ensuring a longer delivery time for applications and services, compared to any other structure.

3 – Agility

One of the most important points of the cloud model is agility. Today's IT adds a lot of value to the business when it manages to quickly adapt its resources to new needs, promoting the availability of new applications, changes in resources and services.

4 – Cost reduction

As mentioned in the first topic, we can take advantage of cloud scalability, where we can keep up with business needs using the flexibility of cloud environments. Thus avoiding acquisitions of software, platform and hardware, and consequently, a series of hidden operating costs or with little visibility, which in long periods can be inefficient and costly for the business.

5 – Security

Public cloud environments conform to global infrastructure and service security standards, ensuring multiple layers of security. However, it is important to keep in mind that our management policies must be in line with the measures already taken by the provider to guarantee complete data security. For this, it is important to have the support of a solid partner in the management and monitoring of your environment and to have your internal team focused on the needs of the business.

6 - Technological update

Being in the cloud means ensuring that there is someone constantly looking at the resource park, thinking about improvements that will benefit everyone, from updating physical resources to making new services available, resulting in a constant technological update.

7 – Empowerment for digital transformation

One of the great advantages of public cloud platforms is the availability of a marketplace with different useful services for your business. Supported by the most modern technologies such as Big Data, IoT, AI, bots, mobile, etc. These are technologies aligned with the industry's new 4.0 revolution, and all this power is much closer to cloud environments. We can also comment on the platforms that facilitate the DevSec Ops processes, which are now available as a service.

After all, is my company ready to migrate to the cloud?

To make the decision, keep the following indicators in mind: Am I reaching the end of the lifecycle of some internal hardware? Will I have to make new investments in upgrading hardware and software such as a database license? Is it worth bearing all the machine maintenance costs?

If the answer is yes for at least one of the reasons, then this is a great time to evaluate the cloud and build a TCO, to help uncover all hidden costs and verify the viability of the project.

Also, ask yourself: are you planning a change in business? Getting closer to customers and investing in technologies like Big Data? If so, this is also an ideal time to evaluate cloud technologies.

If you need to reduce IT costs or at least extract more productivity and benefits from similar investments, consider this the ideal time for the change. Whether to correct current issues, make IT work more flexible and streamlined, reduce costs or make your company more aligned with the 4.0 model, the cloud is the technology that allows you to make the most of all these fronts.

Cloud migration challenges

The benefits of the cloud model are indisputable, however, you need to be aware and take some precautions. The main cloud challenge for companies is knowledge.  

Currently, there are several platforms and services available, but without the knowledge, it is difficult to make the most appropriate choice for the technical and business needs of a company. In addition, each platform has different operational characteristics, requiring in-depth knowledge of each one. For this reason, it is essential to have a partner with multicloud knowledge, such as Sky.One , which focuses its efforts on improving, facilitating and streamlining the monitoring and management processes of infrastructure environments and platforms as a service.

Another challenge: the current platforms were designed for use without internet support, that is, they are structures for internal use, in the client-server model. This type of solution requires a differentiated work of migration to the cloud that takes into account the speed of use, access limit, internet consumption, among other items.

These challenges can be overcome by a partner who knows the software and has extensive experience and the appropriate tools. Like Auto.Sky , a robust platform that enables the migration of systems to the cloud and today approved for more than 200 software and used by hundreds of companies. Want to know more? Click here and find out how we can help you on your journey to the cloud!

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