Cloud Computing is now considered a broad term that covers a number of different layers such as infrastructure, business processes, application platforms, software, among others.

Recently, Cisco released the results of a global study carried out in 17 countries with the participation of executives from 3,400 companies, which reveals that 53% of companies aim to increase their revenues in the next two years. However, the study also points out that only 1% of companies have a defined cloud strategy and 32% have no strategy.

In this context, we want to draw attention to the importance of companies having a cloud migration strategy. Follow the details below to learn more about this subject.

different perceptions

Cloud computing does not have a single value proposition for all companies and even though this technology is already widely adopted in the corporate world, it still manifests itself in different lines of thought. That is, each company has a different strategy for migrating to the cloud.

Some companies seek to save technological investments, others seek to innovate with cutting-edge technology at a lower cost, while other companies seek to provide greater quality and agility in their projects, even removing the burden on the IT team. However, whatever the strategy, it is important that it is well designed and planned.

But why is it important to have a cloud migration strategy?

As with any other corporate project, migrating to the cloud requires a predefined plan, that is, it is necessary to identify the problem that the company wants to solve in its business and from there look for a cloud-based solution.

We know that cloud computing has its many benefits, however, if the company does not define what it really intends to achieve with this resource, the investments end up being wasted and the problem will possibly remain present. And as you can see in the study done by Cisco, it is precisely at this point that many companies are failing.

Selecting the best solutions

Another important point of creating a cloud strategy is linked to the type of solution to be selected. Today it is possible to find public, private and hybrid cloud solutions. Public cloud is often the go-to choice for small businesses as it combines cost-effectiveness with ease of adoption, but many large enterprises use it as well. The private cloud tends to be an alternative for companies that have specific requirements, mainly involving data security levels.

On the other hand, it is also possible to combine the characteristics of the public and private cloud by opting for the hybrid cloud. In any case, who will determine which is the best cloud model to be implemented is precisely the strategy that your company creates.

It is more than proven that cloud computing can transform the scenario of many companies, not only in terms of technology, but also in factors directly linked to business.

As with any other technology, when there is no strategy in place, the chances of success end up canceling out even with the best of technologies. That is, if you are planning to migrate your company to the cloud, it is worth taking some time to reflect and create your strategy.

We at Sky.One specialize in cloud migration projects and can help you identify what your company really needs in terms of technology and what type of cloud-based solution will best fit your strategy.

Plus, we partner with AWS – the world's largest cloud provider. So count on us!

And you, do you already have a cloud strategy for your company? Count on Sky.One to help you in this process!

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Sky.One Team

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