Benefits and Risks of Cloud Migration

Cloud is an enterprise buzzword these days. Enterprise across diverse industry segments and domains are aiming at leveraging this new age internet-based computing power for business efficiency and agility. But creating a cloud environment requires IT expertise that most organizations do not have at their behest. To ensure a safe cloud migration most organizations prefer to partner with offshore product development services to leverage clouds ever growing benefits. 

There is no denying the fact that cloud migration adds fresh wheels as far as enterprise mobility, scalability, mobility and on time disaster recovery is concerned. But it is importantly equal to know about the benefits as well as the risks before adopting any migration strategy. Moreso,  if your current setup serves all your business purposes well.

Here’s a look at some of the key ones:

The Benefits

  • Cloud migration better equips enterprises to handle incremental customer traffic without spending a penny on hardware infrastructure.
  • With cloud migration enterprises can expand services to other geographical regions without having to face multi-region infrastructure challenges like location, maintenance, resource, human etc.
  • Ensures greater control over resources, and much quicker and efficient disaster recovery.
  • Comparatively less IT operational headaches. The cloud service provider ensures timely backup, software upgrades, and maintenance.
  • Workforce flexibility and increased collaboration for product development and streamlined customer service.

The Risks

  • Restrictions over the deployment of proprietary technology.
  • Cloud services scale and deployment are limited by compliance norms that vary with geographical boundaries. Storing, sharing and maintenance of very sensitive data are not seamless and vary with geography.
  • It is easy to opt for cloud services but difficult to opt out or in that migrate to some other service provider. Enterprise refers to it as the vendor lock-in.
  • Shared resources might at times impact services.

The above is just an overview of the benefits and risks that cloud migration brings with itself. However, in the long run, as more and more enterprises move towards cloud mobility, we will see the current roadblocks be overwritten for greater benefits. Product engineering services believe enterprises, especially large scale, will have to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy in the future. In a hybrid cloud environment, on-premise, private, public and other cloud services work like partners without compromising on the business goals. You can move workloads from one service to another seamlessly. In fact, most system architects agree that the future of enterprise computing is definitely hybrid.

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