Public Cloud Migration: Benefits of migrating applications

In this article we examine the four benefits of public cloud migration. Whether you’re looking to improve internal processes, access and analyse data faster. Or preparing for growth with new technical capabilities and efficiencies.

According to a 2022 IT Priorities Survey run by TechTarget and Computer Weekly, 50% of IT leaders describe their organisations as ‘cloud-first entities’. Prioritising the use of off-site technologies. 

The pandemic saw a dramatic transformation in IT strategy and priorities for many organisations. Accelerating their application and workload migration to the public cloud due to hybrid and remote working and an increased need for security, collaborative working, and ease of access.  

Some organisations remain hesitant to get on board due to lack of internal knowledge or feeling overwhelmed. More and more, including the UK Government with their Cloud First policy, are recognising the benefits compared to in-house legacy IT systems. 

What are four benefits of migrating to public cloud?

Greater Cost Savings – one of the biggest financial outlays organisations have is upfront IT hardware, associated software, and ongoing maintenance. With public cloud migration there is no need for on-site hardware such as servers or storage devices. This improves efficiencies, helping you to save on space as well as cost. 

Flexibility and Ability to Scale – public cloud migration allows organisations to scale operations as needed depending on business demands, innovations, and growth. This is done by utilising pay-as-you-go and scalable models. Allowing you to pay for resources easily and quickly as you go.  

Enhanced Security – cloud-hosting providers such as Brightsolid’s partner Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a range of robust security measures and technologies. From encryption, identity and access management and firewalls to compliance guardrails and expert security teams.  

AWS complies with a range of security and compliance standards, including ISO 27001, SOC 1/2/3, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. It is continuously audited and assessed to ensure it maintains these standards. And provides a high level of security and data protection. 

Improved Collaboration and Productivity – public cloud migration offers shared real-time access to data and applications no matter where teams are located. This makes it easy for all individuals within your team to collaborate, brainstorm, and work more effectively. A Gartner survey conducted in 2021 found the percentage of workers using cloud-based collaborative tools rose from 55% pre-pandemic to 79% in 2021. 

Migration – the first steps

Brightsolid’s Cloud Migrations service offers a comprehensive, trusted and professional approach. Our expert cloud engineers work with organisations to successfully migrate their applications and workloads to the public cloud. 

This approach begins with a Migration Readiness Assessment (MRA). This gathers insights into how far along an organisation is in their cloud journey. It assesses what their current cloud-readiness strengths and weaknesses are. This information is used to build an action plan to close identified gaps.  

You can use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) and its six perspectives (business, people, governance, platform, security, and operations) as a framework. This provides a holistic view of the transformation initiative that is required for effective public cloud migration.  

Are you considering public cloud migration? Please get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to talk you through the process. 

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