Cloud Migration Ensures a Smooth Transition To The Cloud
Today, there is much more liability for companies who store their data on-premise instead of in the cloud. Years ago, companies store their data and applications in a physical location because that was essentially their only option. Usually this looked like businesses utilizing a hardware server in the office, on employees’ computers, co-location, etc. Today, IT professionals recommend stopping this practice and moving to a service in the cloud for many reasons.
By moving your company applications and data to the cloud, your finances will thank you. Most companies who use on-premise servers pay a fixed amount. Unfortunately, with this method, companies also pay for servers they don’t use. Cloud providers only require businesses to pay for the services they actually use – nothing more.
Secure Your Data
Have you ever been working on an important project on your computer, something happens to the device, and all of your progress is lost? Or, have you ever tried to open an important file or photos on your computer, and then realized that something has happened to them and they were lost? If you can relate to either of these scenarios, then you may already see the importance of the cloud. By storing important data in the cloud, it will not be lost.
Sometimes redundancy can be seen as a bad thing, but not in this case. Many businesses run their data and applications both in the cloud and on-premise. By storing the data in more than one place, the data is padded with extra levels of security. This benefit, called data redundancy, is a very helpful component in protecting business applications. Most redundancy/cloud service providers have different levels of redundancy built in to protect varying amounts of data. Luckily, companies can build out scalable infrastructure that is available anytime.
Along with data redundancy, building redundancy in your servers is beneficial. Servers can go down for any number of reasons. When this happens, it is incredibly valuable to have several servers running. When one server stops working properly, the other servers are there to make up for the non-functional one. This brings security to organizations, as well as high consumer trust.
What We Do
Digital Maelstrom recognizes each of the advantages businesses gain when they migrate to the cloud. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help organizations successfully undergo the cloud migration process. No matter what your data and application situation may be, our team is here to help you optimize it.
When companies experience rapid growth, chances are high that their application is receiving many more users than before. With this unprecedented expansion, the business may be seeking ways to manage the newly-increasing load. Cloud migration allows teams to scale up or down as needed to match the application’s load.
Looking to lower and control costs
Many companies conduct internal audits only to find they are spending far too much on unused storage. Digital Maelstrom can help these companies find a server that will only charge for storage the company is actually using.
Store large amounts of data
Some companies work heavily with images, videos, and other large data assets. By moving to the cloud, these organizations can organize their data by how often they are accessed. For example, company files that are not accessed within 30 days can be automatically moved to a cheaper tier.
Striving to simplify management of server infrastructure
Some industry-specific institutions may require their critical business applications to be running 24/7. By moving to the cloud, companies can configure their information to be accessed any time, costs of current applications will be lowered (resulting in increased revenue), and deployments will occur faster.
Turning a custom application into SaaS
Some development companies build their own custom software on local servers, and then decide to sell it as a SaaS (Software as a Service) product. With this change, the company likely wants the application to be multi-tenant, accessible from anywhere in the world, and available 24/7. By migrating to the cloud, all of these capabilities and more are possible for the software.
Our Cloud Migration Process
- First, we analyze the current and projected costs of your current infrastructure
- Next, we give you our best recommendations for moving forward
- After that, we’ll discuss and create a cloud implementation plan
- Once the implementation plan is signed by both parties, the migration begins!