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Cloud Transition in 2021 - Part 1

by Erik Briceno

Largely thanks to a remote work model in response to the pandemic, business and IT leaders all over the world are replacing legacy, on-premises technology with flexible, scalable and cost-effective computing power in the cloud. But remote work aside, there are many compelling reasons to migrate — from reducing IT costs to accelerating innovation. However, making the transition is not easy without a well-developed plan and cloud expertise. Fortunately, that’s where we come in.

In part one of our series on cloud transition, we take a look at why organizations are migrating to cloud platforms in 2021 — apart from and including the situation the pandemic has created.

Cloud transition reduces IT costs.

One of the more common reasons why organizations migrate to the cloud is to reduce IT infrastructure costs. In the cloud, IT leaders can more easily allocate computing resources according to unique business requirements and cut wasteful spending. Rather than estimate capacity needs in advance, organizations can adjust on the fly, as well as eliminate unnecessary hardware or rigid on-premises assets.

Cloud transition increases business agility.

Business agility is key in the modern global economy. Having access to flexible, on-demand IT resources is crucial for keeping pace with competitors and rapidly changing industry dynamics. In the cloud, over 99% of what you need is available on-demand. Organizations don’t have to wait weeks or months for hardware components and installations. Instead, they can lease valuable capabilities directly from cloud providers and get to market much more quickly.

Cloud transition improves security.

Security will continue to be a major focus area going forward. By migrating to the cloud, organizations can modernize IT infrastructure according to best practices and protect their applications from malicious hacking attempts. However, one thing to keep in mind is that many business and organization leaders mistakenly think the cloud itself is what makes organizations secure. In reality, the cloud empowers groups to implement the security policies, governance, and compliance guardrails they need for their particular operations.

Cloud transition eliminates end-of-life concerns.

For many organizations, the decision to migrate is influenced by end-of-life timelines for critical hardware and software. IT leaders today don’t want to deal with rigid licensing agreements and long-term contracts anymore. Fortunately, the cloud bypasses this issue. Organizations don’t have to worry about application life cycles or contract terms, as they can pay as they go for crucial cloud capabilities and take advantage of updates as they come available. Companies can access the latest and greatest technologies immediately without having to sign any inflexible, long-term contracts.

Cloud transition consolidates data centers.

V2Systems Cloud Transition Pt. 1 August2021 Blog2 Pic2 1024x682 - Cloud Transition in 2021 - Part 1Thanks to the power of cloud computing, companies no longer have to manage their own on-premises data centers. IT leaders can outsource back-end responsibilities to third-party cloud providers and reallocate resources to higher-value activities. Additionally, organizations can consolidate operations and distribute access to cloud services as needed, thus increasing enterprise efficiency.

In our next segment we’ll discuss more reasons organizations are making the transition to the cloud, as well as what steps and best practices you should take in order to make it a smooth transfer. It can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help at every step.

 

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About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
Cloud Transition in 2021 - Part 1
Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 1