The evolvement of technology has allowed business operations to be simpler and more efficient. One of such technology is cloud computing. Deploying cloud computing can help enterprises increase their operational efficiency, productivity, and agility. Given the advantages of cloud computing, it is not surprising that a 2018 research by Synergy Research Group revealed that the cloud market stands at $180 billion during 2017. Gartner even predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-Internet” policy is today.
However, before deciding to move your applications and infrastructure to the cloud, there are a few things to consider. Assessing your current IT infrastructure is crucial, from the types of applications that you use, resources to cost. Cloud computing is a perfect option for applications that are new and not legacy, processes, applications, and data which are largely independent or when the web is the desired platform for applications.
Determine which type of cloud services and environment is right for your business. Cloud computing comes in three environments, namely public, private and hybrid. It is also available in three service models, consisting of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Each of these types of environment and service comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Afterwards, you should select the right cloud provider, which meets requirements of good administration support, technical capabilities, security and trust. The importance of service-level agreement (SLA) with your cloud provider cannot be ignored. Pay attention to the terms and conditions, including compensations for breaches and downtime, business continuity management, and contingency plans for disaster recovery. Additionally, you need to consider whether your existing software is compatible with a cloud environment.
Migrating to the cloud can be done with ease by selecting the right IT partner that can guide you every step of the way. As one of the IT experts in Indonesia, CTI Group has subsidiaries that will not only provide you with a wide selection of cloud providers but also is ready to help you executing your plans to migrate to the cloud and guiding you along your cloud journey.