Migrating to the cloud companies usually, upgrade their legacy infrastructure or outdated stack of technologies
and become more competitive due to the boost in time-to-market delivery and reduction of manual routine tasks. These are not the only reasons and benefits of moving to the cloud. Here are some business and processes-related points:
- Сost efficiency and cost management
Maintenance of your infrastructure in cloud is acceptable. Monthly bills can start from $50 (depending on load requirements, surely,) and varies between $200-600 for middle-sized organizations. Anyway, it is cheaper by almost 3-4 time than a server.
Besides, the most popular cloud providers use pay-as-you-go model and you pay only for the resources you used + no upfront bills ( there can be upfront bills actually, for example for reserved instances in AWS, but they save you even more money compared to on-demand instances).
Thus, there is no need to overpay for the resources you don't use anymore: spin up additional machines when the load increases and remove them with a few clicks or use autoscaling to do it in an automated manner.
From the information mentioned above, the process of spinning up and removing of additional machines with a few clicks enables companies to become more scalable. It means you understand and prognose your infrastructure capacity needs not with a lucky guess.
- Avoiding error-prone infrastructure
Provisioning of new machines and operations with them is not the problem anymore. Self-service and infrastructure described with a code reduce manual intervention and, thus, human-caused errors.
Popular cloud services providers like AWS, GCP, Azure meet all necessary compliance requirements and have security certifications and specifications like:
(formally ISO/IEC 27001:2005) - specification for information security management system.
- especially important for businesses related to health care services. The personal data in the cloud is safe and cannot be encrypted.
- PCI DSS
- is a standard for payment card information security
- Status monitoring, logging, automatic backups and rollbacks
In case of any issue or outage with your application hosted in the cloud, you will be automatically notified. If the disaster nevertheless occurred, your mean time to recovery (MTTR) is much smaller compared to self-hosted solutions. You can restore to get things up and running quickly ( if you have proper backups and procedures ) and review logs to find out what was the reason for it. Bundled services allow you to refuse from third-party tools if needed.
See, having your application or service moved to the cloud, you obtain tangible benefits and wins for your business. Now, with cloud computing solutions you can plan and prognose your growth and spends.