Every organization has its unique needs for cloud transformation. The major business drivers for cloud transformation as surveyed from various industries and organizations include
- Reduced Capital Cost
Organizations with on-premise data center does massive investments on hardware, computing, storage and networking devices. Moreover, this hardware needs to be replaced after a specific time. With cloud adoption, you can get rid of this capital expenditure. You pay for only the resources you are using. You can divert your investment to more productive pursuits of innovation and business expansion.
- Increased Business Agility
With cloud, you build an agile foundation which helps you deliver better products and faster with spiked up demands. Cloud enables you to scale up and down your infrastructure and pay for what you are using. Updates are more easily completed on cloud, better innovative solutions can be tested and deployed with ease.
- Business Continuity
With on-premise infrastructure, any disaster can harm business continuity. Cloud hosting solves this problem through its primary or secondary options, reducing your dependence on on-premise stack.
Cloud hosting solves the resource challenges by providing dynamic resources to organizations which are available on-demand. The service delivery infrastructure of cloud can expand and contract automatically based on capacity needs. Build all new applications directly on the cloud and build orchestration “layers” to enable cloud elasticity capabilities for existing applications and systems.
- Reduced Operational Costs
Cloud helps reduce the time, efforts and money spent on less value-added deliverables like query solving, procurement, setting up of infrastructure and more.
The services are architected such that several customers share the underlying infrastructure resources without compromising the privacy and security of any single customer’s data.
- Usage Based Metering
Billing is either based on the usage of computing resources or on a subscription-based model (without long-term contracts).
- UAT Environment
Users of “test and dev” were among the first cloud pioneers, and it remains a big driver today. A strong motivation for cloud hosting is the ability to quickly spin up production-quality environments for writing code and User Acceptance Testing – with the option to seamlessly transition into a live environment – for a limited period of time.
Many cloud services can be directly consumed by the user from the user-interface (UI) or an application programming interface (API).
Connect data and services using flexible cloud tools and environments to build new and innovated processes and applications.