The Cloud has transformed how businesses consume IT today by offering consumption-based resources and services that can scale up or down, as needed.
Today, more organisations than ever are moving their data to the Cloud. According to the latest figures published by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) last year, cloud adoption for organisations based in the UK was at 88%. Earlier this year ComputerWeekly.com conducted its own research for the UK and said, “When asked about IT managers’ priorities in datacentre, storage and software plans for 2018, cloud came out top every time.”
If you are like most organisations, you are starting to see the value of cloud computing and recognising it as the way of the future, but, you likely have some questions about how it all works and what it means for your team to manage, such as:
- Data back-ups: If you’ve been managing an on-premises server, the idea of sending your data into the cloud can be disconcerting. Where will the data be stored? How will you maintain control of your IP and data assets?
- Recovery: What if something happens to the servers storing your data? How will you access your business-critical information without service interruption for your end-customers?
- Security: How will you protect data in-transit and at rest? Will you even know if there has been a security breach? How will you mitigate threats if your data lives outside of your firewall?
Fortunately, Microsoft has been solving these problems for years, and has developed industry-leading back-up, recovery, and security solutions. The decision of which cloud provider to choose is an important one. The facts and figures for Azure speak for themselves, so here we are presenting you with this infographic!azure-move-data-to-the-cloud-infographic
Download your copy – Move Your Data to the Cloud with Azure – Infographic.
At Ballard Chalmers we have been pioneering in the Cloud since 1998. Our experts have undertaken hundreds of cloud migrations for our clients and can help you weigh up the existing investment in your on-premises data centre and consider the costs of moving to the cloud to help determine whether it is right for your organisation. We are happy to have a conversation with you to discuss your move the Cloud – Contact us.