Why Application Migration to Enterprise Cloud is Such a Big Deal These Days
Findings of surveys on organizations using cloud
At least 65% of enterprises today are using cloud computing, according to the State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014 Reportfrom Verizon. This figure is expected to grow as more and more businesses realize the real benefits of switching to the cloud. Lower capital investment and operating costs, a faster, cheaper and more reliable business transaction, and improved app performance in data centers are just a handful of the pluses of cloud migration.
KPMG’s Cloud Survey Report 2014 found that roughly 50% of the organizations surveyed (nearly 800 global executives were polled in the survey) use cloud technology to cut down operating costs. 42% of the respondents said they use cloud to make their workforces more mobile, while 37% use it for more efficient and meaningful interactions with their business partners and customers.
A process already underway
The process of moving applications, data, and other essential business elements from an organization’s on-premise or onsite systems to the cloud is clearly in progress. Storing corporate data in the cloud has become a trend. The idea is to transition legacy IT systems (hardware and software combined) to a cloud model. A safe, smooth, and rapid migration of applications and services to an enterprise cloud has been made possible owing to an entire suite of standardized software and apps from certain cloud providers. What’s important is to find the right cloud vendor and learn how to best manage your cloud resources.
Freedom & control over data
A hybrid cloud model gives entrepreneurs more freedom and control over movement of data, and 42% of enterprises prefer this model, says a recent report of a hybrid cloud survey by managed cloud computing company Rackspace. Best-in-class technology in the cloud means immediate access, integration, and operation by clients in a cloud environment with no upfront capital investment and long-term binding contracts to lose sleep over.
Affordable data storage and analysis of information
In the same report, KPMG further says "Cloud enables greater levels of data access and makes it easier to share data between IT systems and collaborate across the business." This benefit is compounded by relatively affordable data storage and analysis of information.
Cloud-based offshoring model
Virtual Employee is a cloud company dealing in manpower outsourcing and remote staffing. By deciding to work with VE, one is agreeing to work in the cloud. Enhanced agility, scalability, and security are inherent in its cloud-based offshoring business model. VE sets in process cloud deployment and service automation and helps service buyers access its IT services remotely at no extra cost.
An array of cloud services from VE
Transition to a cloud environment is inevitable nowadays if you’re really serious about bringing your business up to speed. VE operates in a private cloud environment with ready access provided to organizations seeking its remote staffing services. For both those already utilizing the services of cloud and the uninitiated, VE provides a safe, reliable and steady cloud-based outsourcing model with the clients not having to worry how apps will be performing in the new environment. Its cloud services include Infrastructure at as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Employee as a Service (EaaS), and Company as a Service (CaaS).
Remote access to cloud services
Conversion to a cloud-based work system is not a matter of choice; it is something inexorable. The good news is that it is well within your reach. You can now gain remote access to offshore offices fitted out with essential services such as IT, HR, payroll, taxes, and accounts on top of hiring dedicated employees. With a cloud company, you are no longer responsible or liable for your office and staff; the cloud company takes care of all that. Instead, you get to work from anywhere (location independence), anytime. There is greater innovation and an assured ROI with migration to cloud
A cloud integration tool or middle ware bridges any preexisting gaps between a service provider and a customer. Questions of portability, interoperability, privacy, security, data integrity, and business continuity are convincingly answered in a cloud-driven business relationship. Choosing the right cloud platform is the key to a good start.