Business is Moving to the Cloud
We chose the cloud at Znalytics because it is a smart choice both technically and financially for businesses today. A number of elements combine to make cloud-based services a smart financial choice as well.
Great cloud planning saves you costs through techniques like elasticity which lets you pay for the services you need today without worrying about the services you need next year.
Traditional application management requires a large upfront investment on your part. Each application requires one or more well-provisioned servers just to meet the needs of your production users now, and several years down the road. You will also needs servers for development, testing and disaster recovery. Additionally, each of those servers must be hosted in a secure facility with redundant power management, backup, security measures. It's not surprising that data center costs often represent 25% of your IT budget.
Cost reductions are one of the greatest benefits of cloud hosting. A large portion of those savings come from flexible resource management. You no longer have to purchase hardware today to meet your estimated needs in three years. Instead you are able to provision new machines and add additional capacity on demand. You can scale back capacity during slow times and restore it quickly when you expect a spike in usage. This elasticity means you only pay for the resources you need, when you need them. And forget about power management and hosting facilities. The cloud takes care of those issues for you providing a reduction in what you currently spending on rack-space, real estate, power and cooling.
Hosting and Migration Challenges
Making a move to the cloud is smart business, but it does come with it's own set of challenges. Your IT organization will have to do more than just choose between a public and private cloud setup. They will also have to deal with new standards and a different set of security and performance and geographic distribution concerns. There are a lot of details to consider while crafting your migration strategy. Having an experienced partner helping you make those decisions can make a tremendous difference in the success of your cloud transition.