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4 Challenges that Businesses face when moving to the Cloud


4 Challenges that Businesses face when moving to the Cloud

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Globally, companies are expected to spend $450 billion on migrating to the cloud in 2022, says Gartner. A clear roadmap is a must for a successful digital transformation. It should balance the immediate and future needs of the company.

CIOs are looking for cloud solution providers to successfully execute while also optimizing costs. The deployment options you choose will impact your journey in the cloud environment. In addition to streaming more data from the cloud, new ultra-fast networks like 5G and Wi-Fi 6E can stream new types of data. The explosion of cloud gaming platforms such as Amazon Luna, which will see increased investment throughout 2022, demonstrates this.

It is this fact that will drive the migration of more services to cloud platforms, since cloud technology makes everything lighter, faster, and more accessible. It will also answer your major questions about the security concerns.

The Introduction of "Hybrid-Cloud" solution

Earlier, when businesses started migrating to the cloud, they traditionally had two options. They can either use the public cloud for easy access, with a pay-as-you-go model, or a private cloud for more customized and flexible solutions. The "best of both worlds" approach is being adopted by companies today as they introduce hybrid models

Tools, applications, and dashboards can be used to access data that needs to be quickly and frequently accessed, perhaps by customers. Keeping sensitive or mission-critical data on private servers with controlled access and proprietary applications is also an option.

As a result, many companies are now in a "hybrid" environment, utilizing services from multiple suppliers. The convenience of a hybrid cloud makes this easier, as the focus is on simplifying the user experience while keeping the backend stack invisible when it isn't needed.

Serverless Infrastructure

The serverless cloud computing is a relatively new concept that's gaining traction in the market. In other words, organizations don't have to lease servers, pay for fixed amounts of storage, or pay a fixed amount of bandwidth because they can get these services as a service. It is anticipated that serverless computing within the cloud will play a significant role in creating new user experiences that enable innovation within the cloud and across the tech landscape.

Cost Optimization

It is common for companies to move to the cloud to lower their costs by reducing the number of servers or removing on-premises data centres entirely. However, if it is not managed correctly, a cloud environment can be costly.

Costs can be kept down by keeping the cloud environment simple. Too many elements combined in a multi-cloud architecture can lead to complexity over time. By using microservices to the maximum extent possible, you can simplify the cloud.

Security Concerns

When everything is on-site, cyber security is difficult enough. When data, apps, and platforms are spread across numerous locations, such as enterprise data centres and multiple clouds, the difficulty multiplies. Because an organization's internal security model must be implemented differently for each cloud, variations in security controls from cloud service to cloud service might raise the risk of data breaches.

Controlling access is, indeed, one of the most serious issues with hybrid-cloud security. Enterprises want a strong cloud-centric identity architecture that can federate with any cloud service of their choice. Critical business applications must be designed with adequate redundancy.

As per a Findstack report,at the end of 2021, 67% of all enterprise infrastructure was cloud-based and it is expected to go beyond 80% by 2022. Selecting the right partner for any company has become more crucial than ever.

Sonata Software has an unrivalled history of delivering digital and cloud platform services for global clients. We have a strong understanding of the cloud and have been a Microsoft expert partner for over 30 years.

Our Azure Services help organizations transition workloads between public and private clouds. A myriad of difficulties may be addressed with the help of AI and machine learning by optimizing firms' essential skills. To achieve resource efficiency, the AI-based cloud encourages accelerated innovation and faster computing.

In our next blog, we will talk about how Sonata Azure Servicescan help you overcome these business challenges and provide a solution that fits your requirement best.

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