There was a time when businesses had huge storage devices where all the company data was stored. This added up to the company’s cost to invest in data centers and store unnecessary huge amounts of data.
However, it all changed when companies started migrating their data to a cloud environment. There are different forms of cloud migration that an organization can perform. One popular model is the transition of data and software from the local on-site data center to the public cloud. However, cloud migration could also mean transferring data and applications from one cloud platform or provider to another—a model known as cloud-to-cloud migration.
Cloud solutions have helped businesses to scale their operations as the service provider provides the infrastructure and software which eliminates the option of investing in our resources and added infrastructure. It also reduces the costs as there are many service providers that provide services on a subscription basis.
There are three different types of cloud services. The types and its providers are:
Software as a Service (SaaS): SaaS cloud service providers include Dropbox, G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, and Citrix Content Collaboration.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Iaas providers are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine
Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS providers include Dropbox, G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Citrix Content Collaboration, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine
Below are some real-life case studies where companies have benefitted by moving to the cloud:
A Large International Organization Moved to AWS Cloud for Improving Security and Scalability: A large international organization with the help of cloud migration solutions AWS cloud improved the overall scalability.
Ashapura gets its overall ROI improved by 40% after moving to AWS cloud: India’s largest mining company, Ashapura used AWS cloud migration solutions to migrate SAP’s entire suite of applications to a cloud environment.
A UK Based Non-Profit Organization Moved to AWS Cloud and Increased Security: A non-profit organization used AWS cloud migration solutions to improve security and have an optimized environment.
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seamlessly moves to AWS Cloud to improve efficiency: NEHGS used a cloud migration solution which included IAAS and SAAS-based solutions with incorporated security and migrated the entire data to AWS cloud within one month.
One of India’s Largest Non-Profit Philanthropic Organization moves to AWS Cloud to Increase Efficiency: India’s largest philanthropic organization leveraged AWS cloud migration solution for seamless authentication of all its internal applications with the cloud environment.