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The Key Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud

Clouds

One thing every organisation wants is optimised processes, cost-effectiveness, and security. The reason for the popularity of cloud migration is that it helps you optimise in all these areas with savings in resources, real estate, and maintenance costs. To top that it enables you to optimise your workloads so they are more efficient.

Here are some more benefits of moving your IT systems to the cloud.

Flexibility and scalability

Cloud solutions are flexible and scalable which means that you pay only for the cloud resources you use – you don’t pay for maintenance of resources you don’t use actively. When the demand grows, you can easily alter your resources on demand, instantly, which enables you to always operate effectively. When you want to keep getting value from your existing IT investments, you can implement a hybrid cloud model where you migrate part of the workloads to Cloud and keep the remaining workloads on your on-site environment. Cloud platforms enable you to have your workloads close to you and your customer at all times, ensuring fast access no matter where you or your clients are located.

Enhanced security

Many public clouds come with built-in security features and specialised cloud security tools that ensure your resources are safe.

Compliance

Some cloud platforms have specialised offerings to meet compliance requirements. This is ideal for regulated industries like finance, healthcare, and government.

Backup, recovery, and continuity

To improve business continuity, many cloud platforms provide you with built-in one-click backup and recovery capabilities, and to add value, some also enable you to store your backups in different geographical locations.

Simplified management and monitoring capabilities

You can manage and monitor your on-premises data centers and cloud resources from a single screen making the management and monitoring more simple and effective.

You don’t have to give up on Linux when you migrate

Like many other business owners, you may be wondering if you must give up on less commonly used systems such as Linux. The answer is no. Microsoft Azure could be described as providing you with an upgraded Linux experience. Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu work well with Azure. You can also create your own Linux virtual machines, deploy and run containers on Kubernetes.

How does cloud migration help you?

Imagine being able to alter your resources easily and optimise your operations without wasting time and money. This is what cloud solution does for you. Pharos Marine was struggling with costly IT solutions that were also outdated with applications that were resource-intense. The help4IT team stepped in to assist them with cloud migration and provided a holistic solution that met their requirements.

When you want to improve your IT operations, cloud migration is a good starting place. You can optimise your costs and have a flexible and scalable solution that is safe and ensures you’re compliant. At help4IT, we assist business owners like you in optimising IT operations with fully managed IT support services. To see how you can optimise your IT, book a complimentary assessment with us today.

Tom Finnis

Tom Finnis is responsible for the delivery of IT support services and projects to help4IT's clients, as well as the development of the company's cloud infrastructure and related products. Tom has overseen the growth of the Help4IT technical department from 3 to 12 full-time staff, with additional contract workers, creating the systems and procedures to enable the efficient provision of the company's high level of support. More recently he has led the design and deployment of help4IT's multi-site cloud infrastructure.

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