Help build a business case for cloud computing based on improving enterprise productivity
When many businesses look to move to the cloud, their intentions are often related to cost cutting. Keeping IT infrastructure up and running is incredibly expensive and without the necessary technology and IT personnel, companies can lose significant money due to equipment failure and service outages.
While organizations can indeed realize cost savings by a migration, what many do not realize is the full potential of harnessing the power of the cloud: they can increase productivity; reduce infrastructure problems and downtime; utilize the powers of virtualization and automation; lower support overhead; and lower capital costs.
How companies can be more productive by moving to the cloud.
Reduce IT infrastructure problems
One of the biggest complaints about many IT departments at a mid-level companies is the amount of resources that are required to perform tasks such as software testing and development, quality control, troubleshooting, and big data analysis for just a short period of time. IT departments have to spend significant resources purchasing the necessary equipment, deploying it, and finally configuring it for its intended use. But with cloud computing, organizations only pay for the resources that they use at any given time.
Hosting virtual machines in the cloud allows IT administrators to instantly create a temporary environment of servers, networking, and storage that allows them to more quickly identify issues that could lead to costly system downtime. Furthermore, with rock solid service-level agreements (SLAs), enterprises can protect themselves against significant outages.
Cloud computing simplifies provisioning and de-provisioning thanks to automation, as well as easy-to-use web portals and APIs. The cloud helps IT administrators to more easily manage a larger number of servers. An analyst from Gartner assessed this capability: “[I]t can be, for example with a physical server, as low as 10 per admin, and for virtual servers as many as 500.”
Virtualization offers a host of benefits to enterprise organizations moving to the cloud. This technology allows companies to host multiple virtual machines on a single server, which can significantly reduce power and hardware costs.
Reduce support overhead
Migration helps companies to reduce the amount of support staff that must be dedicated to offering technical support. Cloud-based vendors virtually eliminate this type of internal support by shifting responsibility for this service to themselves. In addition, companies like Oracle have launched web based learning platforms that help companies to get the most out of their cloud computing investments.
Lower capital costs
When a company uses its own servers, it must deal with significant up-front costs that may or may not pay off in the long run. With cloud computing, financing this significant investment is the vendor’s problem, not yours.
Looking to learn more about whether cloud computing can work for your enterprise?
If you’re interested in learning more about the significant financial benefits that can be had from cloud computing, don’t hesitate to reach out to CloudHesive today. Our team of experts can show you how quickly you can achieve a positive ROI when moving to the cloud.