Are you getting as much value as you could be from your current Azure cloud hosting arrangement? If you’re like most businesses out there, the answer is probably no.
With huge numbers of businesses moving their data storage over to the cloud, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a reasonably straight-forward and simple process.
Whilst the cloud is an amazing tool that offers a huge range of benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes, it’s also constantly changing, adding new challenges for businesses when it comes to working out how to use it correctly.
There are a huge number of misconceptions when it comes to cloud migration. Many start the process thinking it will be similar to their understanding of pre-existing, on-site data centres, however soon realise that the nuances of cloud can make it quite complex.
Putting aside the more obvious differences, during the initial stages of planning out cloud requirements, many IT departments are tasked simply with listing out required software, hardware and services with the expectation that these can be sourced similarly to previous systems. It should be noted, however, that the building blocks used to create the required infrastructure in the cloud can change frequently, adding an additional complexity to the process that many IT staff are inexperienced in.
Moving from a CAPEX to OPEX model can also cause complications as cloud environments are often disjointed, making it difficult for finance teams to have a clear oversight. This can lead to a loss in understanding of costs, and new processes are needed to manage the transition properly.
Whilst all of this can sound off-putting, there are a huge number of advantages when it comes to using cloud infrastructure. If you’re looking for help with your cloud migration, take a look at our new article to find out more about how you can make it as straightforward as possible for your business.