Should Your Organization Consider Cloud Migration?

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Should you consider cloud migration









If you are considering cloud migration, you’re in good company. Many organizations now want to quickly take advantage of the benefits of the cloud and adopt cloud ERP solutions like Dynamics 365 Business Central. While cloud migration might seem like a technical decision, its core is business-related. Ultimately, it raises two fundamental questions: What’s driving your business to migrate to the cloud, and why now?

The benefits of the cloud are universal - reduction in running costs, faster modernization capabilities, and increased security. But companies typically consider migration for a specific reason. These can include:

Operational efficiencies and reduced operating expenses

With reduced hardware support, increased manageability, and more efficient processes, you can save an average of 20% to 30 % on VM resource configuration alone.

Decreased time to market/release

You can focus more time and effort on rapid software and solution development by reducing management overheads and freeing up the budget. Faster deployment of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) platforms enables your business to release quicker and more often.

Support for cost-effective scalability requirements

When you plan for peak usage through on-premises systems, your servers usually run at less than 20% utilization. The cloud releases you from this model, enabling a scale-when-you-need-it approach.

Renewal of datacenter or hardware leasing

If you’re currently extending your budget on renewing hardware or paying for datacenter locations, it’s an excellent time to consider cloud migration. A cloud vendor can host these services for you, eliminating the need for costly leasing.

Renewal of licensing

Nearly all companies have an annual licensing agreement with their major IT providers. These require an ample budget to ensure the OS platform and virtualization are sufficiently covered. The cloud can help here, providing a pay-as-you-go offering to reduce this cost.

Application development and modernization

Two common challenges for today’s businesses are over allocated IT resources and on-premises platforms that limit the adoption of modern services. The cloud provides an integrated platform for modern development that enables teams to increase speed by up to 33%.

Software end of support

End of support for your legacy on-premises solutions means the end of regular security updates. This can be an opportunity to migrate to the cloud to strengthen your organizational security posture and ensure compliance.

If your company is facing one or more of these situations, it could signal that it’s the right time to begin a discussion about cloud migration. Ultimately, by migrating your current environment to the cloud, you’re better positioned to accelerate your business. By reducing costs and making management more efficient, a cloud platform can simplify and accelerate your move to the cloud.

If you’d like to learn more about migrating to the cloud, book a free consultation with the team at Kwixand Solutions. As a Silver Microsoft Dynamics Partner based in Vancouver, Canada, we help businesses across North America through all stages of their ERP and cloud transformation.


Source: Cloud Migration Essentials, Microsoft 

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