Cloud Migration: Should You Even Consider?

While the number of businesses moving their data to the cloud continues to grow, it may not be the best decision for every business. According to the most recent data available, nearly 81% of businesses are using cloud-based solutions and that number is only expected to grow. In this article, we will look at some of the benefits of moving your data through cloud migration and some of the things you should keep in mind while you consider the switch.

The Benefits of a Cloud Migration

While the benefits of cloud migration may vary on a case to case basis, the team at Excipio is here to help determine if your business is ready depending on your unique environment. However, there are some common benefits associated with the migration of your data. For starters, this can include more data security; however, the benefits don’t end there.

No matter what industry your business may be in, data security is one of your top concerns. Most cloud hosts will provide a variety of options designed to help prevent cybersecurity threats that may impact your website, while also protecting your data from any vulnerabilities that may be available for exploit. This includes encryption options to add an extra layer of security for your data that may not currently be available with your current hosting option.

Cloud services can also ensure that your business has the ability to recover from problems quickly in the event of an emergency.

Cloud migration also offers the option to scale up or down based on the growth of your company, while local hosting will require you to upgrade equipment periodically.  Most companies will over-spend on hardware, as they will buy for that one peak demand, even if it only happens a few weeks out of the year. Cloud services are a great option for flexible or dynamic workloads.

Choosing the Right Cloud Migration Service

Many different types of cloud services are available.  Choosing the right cloud service can be tricky, depending on the unique needs and services of the company.  Cloud providers provide three distinct types of cloud services. They should fall into one of these three categories:

  • Infrastructure as a Service – This solution shares the data center across multiple clients, and the service provider will manage the hardware infrastructure. The cloud provider will provide the server, network, and storage.  The customer is typically required to load the operating system, install the application, configure the virtual instance, and provide all support for the application and its databases.
  • Platform as a Service – The Will provide IaaS plus the loading and configuration of the operating system.  The client is still responsible for loading, configuring, and supporting the application and its databases.
  • Software as a Service – Available through the public network to any subscriber, SaaS allows businesses to access the solution via the Internet from any PC. This option includes full management and control of the infrastructure, the application, and the databases as a service to a client’s business.

Why Choose Excipio for Cloud Migration?

If you are interested in learning more about cloud migrations or want to determine if it’s the right path for your business, the team at Excipio is here to help. Take advantage of our experience and knowledge to help find the best data solution possible for your business. Contact us at (918) 357-5507 to get started!

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