Cloud migration is the process of moving workloads, such as email, into an internet-based cloud computing environment, such as Microsoft Office 365.
The most common workloads, like email, file storage and business applications, are usually migrated from an existing on-premise server or data centre, but may also be migrated from one cloud service to another.
Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the top cloud service providers in the world at the moment, providing cloud offerings to millions of businesses and individuals that are rapidly making the move to the cloud. According to Forbes' prediction, 41% of enterprise workload will be run on public cloud platforms by 2020. The other 20% will be on private cloud and 22% others will be on hybrid cloud models. In another report done by Forrester, a 35% market growth for public cloud infrastructure is anticipated in 2021, signalling that companies are undergoing rapid digital transformation in relation to cloud migration.
The growing number of businesses moving to the cloud paints a clear picture of how the future will look for business data processing and collaboration.
Key Benefits of Cloud Migration
Migrating to a cloud environment means that you’re skipping the upfront infrastructure costs that an on-premise server or data centre would require. Instead of dedicating office space, manpower and hardware, you can migrate to the cloud and pay a flexible monthly or annual fee.
Moving your data and application into the cloud creates an online environment for your business. This allows an opportunity to create a seamless integration between your apps providing improved efficiency on data sharing and collaboration.
Instead of worrying about securing the location of your data infrastructure, a certified cloud service specialist will be looking over your cloud's server on a 24/7 watch and provide enterprise level security.
Since your data is securely stored in the Internet, you have the ability to access and share your data in real-time from anywhere. This allows for better flexibility and collaboration for remote working and working from home.
Prevent permanent loss of valuable data due to infrastructure damage, cyber attacks or human error. When your data is kept in the cloud, your cloud service provider can create multiple backup points for your data.
How we can help with your Cloud Migration in Brisbane
Have a 30-minute chat with our Brisbane based expert IT consultants who can help assess your business and reveal areas that can best benefit from Cloud Migration. We are huge advocates for digital transformation but providing the best possible solution for each individual client is our highest priority.
After the initial assessment, we can provide the most appropriate cloud solution options according to your unique business needs and guide you in deciding which option would best leverage your business.
Seamless Cloud Migration
Once the decision is finalised, we will then create a Cloud Migration Strategy, which will include clearly defined project milestones, definition of roles, a communication strategy, way of addressing issues as they arise, and a dedicated project manager to manage the process. Our certified cloud solutions specialists in Brisbane will re-assess your assets and communicate with the cloud service provider before the process of cloud migrating begins.
FAQs about the Cloud
We are big advocates of cloud technology and digital transformation in business, but we prioritise providing the right solutions that best fit your business goals and strategies first. To identify the right technology solutions for your business goals, we can perform an in-depth Business Process Review to assess and deliver the best options for you.
Your data is extremely safe in the cloud. Although unlikely, data can be lost and it often comes down to user error, whether it be an accidental deletion, data being overwritten or unwittingly allowing malicious action. We highly recommend having backup systems in place to avoid the heartache and cost involved in lost data. It's also extremely important to ensure a robust cybersecurity system is in place. We can advise on the most suitable data backup and cybersecurity systems for your business to keep your data safe.
As a Certified Microsoft Partner, we offer Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud computing solutions to our clients that helps integrate a powerful business ecosystem. Azure is a highly capable cloud platform that provides a future-ready experience that evolves with the needs of the world, especially of its users.
We are big advocates for Microsoft Teams (and the suite of Office apps that integrate so beautifully with Teams). It plays a big role in our own organisation, especially in regard to helping our team’s collaboration and productivity. With our team located across three countries (Australia, NZ and the Philippines) we have experimented with many tools over the years and, hands down, Microsoft Teams has been the clear winner.
So, we are happy to recommend Microsoft Teams to our clients and support their implementation and use of Teams from a technical perspective, as well as through education, to ensure their whole organisation uses this powerful platform to its full potential. Read more resources on optimising your setup for remote work.
The best IT collaboration tools that we advise our clients to use are Office 365, MicrosoftTeams, Sharepoint and Cloud Services. We can manage the integration of these for your team and actually use them ourselves, so we have a lot of knowledge to share.
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