Organizations are largely leaning on the cloud to enable their digital transformation journey. The better way to strengthen your digital transformation is to migrate to cloud and utilize the benefits cloud offers.
Cloud is becoming a choice for organizations that want a more holistic end-to-end transformation.
All this being said, you may want to know what cloud is, how migration to the cloud could be achieved, and how can your business benefit from the cloud and its services.
So, let’s understand what cloud computing is
This article helps businesses and people to enable a smooth transition to the cloud and reinvent and triumph over uncertainty.
Cloud is a storage space on the internet. It hosts computing resources like networks, storage, analytics, intelligence, servers, software applications and even development tools. Users can access these computing resources over internet.
Cloud has brought about changes in the way companies think about IT resources.
One of the biggest advantage is that companies don’t need to own and maintain servers, data centers and other software tools. You can access these computing resources on-demand to store data, use network capability, and develop, test and deploy applications, making your digital investment worth it.
How can you deploy cloud computing?
There are different ways to use cloud computing technology. Depending on the service required for your business, you can opt the ideal cloud deployment types. Cloud deployment types determines how you can use the resources. So, when you consider your loud migration strategy, discuss with your Cloud migration partner.
Cloud deployment models
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
What is public cloud?
Public cloud gives everyone the access to the computing resources via internet. The computing resources are hosted on data centers which are owned by cloud service providers, not by the user. This means, as a user, you do not need to own and maintain data centers (servers). This cloud hosting provides easy access to computing resources which bring many benefits to your business.
Cloud service provider will be responsible for the data security. They ensure sophisticated security to protect your business data. One of the largest cloud service provider is Microsoft Azure. Besides providing access to resources, Microsoft Azure give users access to its various features like storage backup and retrieval services, A, analytics and other services.
What advantages you get when you choose public cloud model?
Less investment: Public cloud services can be available as a pay-as-you service, you do not need to pay beforehand. It’s great.
No infrastructure cost: Choosing public cloud eliminates the need for setting up infrastructure, thus can save a lot on maintenance costs.
No updates and maintenance: Forget maintenance and software updates, service providers will do that.
What is private cloud?
Unlike public cloud model, private cloud involves no public sharing of resources. Private cloud allows sharing of resources within the business itself. Thus, no sharing of business data outside your organization boundary. This is a boon for organizations concerned about sharing resources on public.
In most cases, private clouds are implemented in the customer’s data center or hosted in an offsite data center managed by an independent cloud provider. The resources are implemented on the server you own and can be accessed via internet or LAN. Data management is in your hands which means you will have complete control over your business data.
However, you can enjoy the benefits of cloud computing such as scalability, security, and the resource customization of on-premises set up. Private cloud is the easier way to meet regulatory requirements and also to secure confidential business data.
What benefits you get with private cloud?
Better data management: As you are the owner of data, you will have the full authority on the usage and management of data.
Data protection and privacy: Because all business data is under customer’s firewall defense, keep your worries away.
Flexibility in choosing hardware and software: You have the freedom to buy the hardware and software you want, rather than the hardware and software offered by cloud providers. You can even customize the software and hardware as needed.
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud is a blend of public cloud and private cloud, often in combination with on-premise data center. Hybrid cloud provides a flexible infrastructure that allows you to get the most out of the cloud environment.
Your cloud migration partner can help you create communication between the public cloud and private cloud deployment. Hybrid cloud extends greater flexibility in terms of cloud capabilities, resources usage, security and compliance.
What benefits you get with Hybrid cloud?
Flexibility and scalability: Hybrid cloud support scaling or reducing of the resources depending on your needs. You can decide where to store your data and applications.
Cost savings: Effective utilization of cloud environment helps you reduce costs. For example; confidential and relevant data can be stored in the private cloud and non relevant data can be hosted on public cloud.
Agility: The blend of private cloud and public cloud gives you the ability to adapt to the changing needs. The reason is that you can easily move your data and applications between public and private cloud.
Which cloud platform is right for my growing business?
When it comes to cloud computing platform suitable for complex environments, Microsoft Azure is considered the best. Microsoft Azure offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to help you become digitally optimistic in the new era.
It offers a range of cloud services such as, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (platform as a service), and SaaS (software as a service), allowing you to access cloud software applications, infrastructure, create business apps and virtual machines, access networking, intelligence, and analytics.
Role of LITS SERVICES
LITS SERVICES helps organization to design their migration strategy. Their Azure experts provide guidance on migrating to Microsoft Azure and manage cloud solutions to meet the business requirements. We are the leading Microsoft Azure experts in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, that specializes in offering tailored Microsoft Azure solutions to businesses.
To design a cloud migration plan for your business, contact us.