There’s no denying that migrating to the cloud is a great business decision – it improves security, increases agility and accelerates growth. But application suitability can be an obstacle. With some applications simply not intended for the cloud – at least, not yet – occasionally, your workload may be better suited to on-site infrastructure.
This doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to the cloud completely. Rather, you may find that a hybrid set-up – a cloud environment that mixes third-party, on-premises infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud services – works best. Here, we explore the benefits of working in this way…
One of the main concerns about using cloud technology among businesses is data security. While the cloud is certainly safe, opting for a hybrid model will allow you to select dedicated network devices and servers that can be used to restrict or remove access.
Your devices can also be set up so that both your cloud servers and dedicated servers are able to communicate on a private network, integrating them into a single architecture. With this in mind, moving to the cloud can prove to be even more secure than keeping information on-site.
Modernise legacy systems
While cloud technology isn’t particularly new, many people are still unsure how to properly migrate their entire system across. Often, it’s a lack of expertise that results in them only migrating specific information.
But sometimes, the gulf between legacy infrastructure or applications and emerging cloud technologies is too large to overcome. Some back office systems are simply not cloud-ready and may never be.
So, in general, legacy applications remain best suited to on-site infrastructure due to a lack of compatibility with the cloud. That being said, it is possible to move most of your assets to the cloud.
It’s likely that most of the employees in your business have little to no experience in cloud computing. And if left tinkering in the cloud, they could potentially cause mistakes in the infrastructure.
Therefore, if your business lacks strong organisational oversight and IT governance, it’s typically safer to keep your information in on-premises infrastructure – rather than the cloud.
This can be dealt with easily though – by having the right skills, expertise and personnel in-house. And at ClearCloud, that’s exactly where we come in. In addition to providing the best guidance possible, we’ll upskill your team with best practice advice until they’re architects in their own right.
So if you want to learn more about how you can benefit from the cloud, call us today on 0161 533 0286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.