The Growth of Cloud Migration

Cloud Computing is on the rise:

In 2020 the cloud market grew faster than in 2019. There will be no surprises that the reason for this demand is as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and also the fact that people have been forced to work remotely.

Cloud computing has been on the rise over the last 10 years with the industry experiencing triple-digit annual growth as recently as 2015.

Companies investing in Cloud Migration are varied. We’re seeing businesses across all sectors, from small to medium sized. And, many on a global level having already made the move. There are many reasons organisations are making the move including:

  • IT reduction strategies
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Disaster recovery
  • Flexibility
  • Productivity

What is Cloud Migration?

Simply put Cloud computing is the process of moving data, applications, or other business elements to a cloud computing environment. There are various types of cloud migrations to choose from depending on the size and needs of your business. One common model is the transfer of data and applications from a local, on-premises data center to the public cloud. However, a cloud migration could also entail moving data and applications from one cloud platform or provider to another — a model known as cloud-to-cloud migration.*

If you would like to know more about the definition and facts of Cloud Migration as well as the benefits for an organisation, we recently covered this topic in a previous Savenet blog.

Why is the market growing?

  1. Digital Disruption
    One reason is Digital Disruption. Getting to grips with data is a key focus for organisations. It’s imperative that organisations know how their data is collected. Companies are increasingly utilising cloud platforms to hone their digital strategies, from developing and hosting complex applications, expanding core services on demand, and reducing investments on IT infrastructure.
  2. COVID 19
    The continuous pandemic globally has meant that 2020 has been a year of discovering new ways of doing things better, faster and with greater flexibility, meaning, many organisations have chosen to rapidly migrate to cloud. Microsoft has stated that, the company has witnessed over 775% increase in demand for cloud services.

It looks like there’s more good news for Cloud:

Cloud computing is one of the sectors that will emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. It has already become much more common place as an alternative computing approach. In the near future; it is likely to become standard IT operating for all types of businesses, of all sizes.
There are many benefits in making the move but consideration must be given when choosing the right cloud migrations services and selecting the best solution for your specific needs.

At Savenet we offer a FREE IT review so that you better understand your IT capabilities and how best to move forward. We will provide you with a roadmap and next steps for moving to the cloud. Get in touch today for your FREE IT review.

Cloud types

There are 3 Cloud types, Public, Private or Hybrid. So, which Cloud type is the right one for your organisation?

In a public cloud, you share the same hardware, storage, and network devices with other organizations or cloud “tenants,” and you access services and manage your account using a web browser. Public cloud deployments are frequently used to provide web-based email, online office applications, storage, and testing and development environments. Trusted platforms for public cloud include Azure, Amazon and IBM.

A private cloud consists of cloud computing resources used exclusively by one business or organization. The private cloud can be physically located at your organization’s on-site datacenter, or it can be hosted by a third-party service provider. But in a private cloud, the services and infrastructure are always maintained on a private network and the hardware and software are dedicated solely to your organization. The ‘right’ Cloud migrations company can create a bespoke, flexible and affordable solutions for your organisation.

A hybrid cloud platform gives organizations many advantages—such as greater flexibility, more deployment options, security, compliance, and getting more value from their existing infrastructure. When computing and processing demand fluctuates, hybrid cloud computing gives businesses the ability to seamlessly scale up their on-premises infrastructure to the public cloud to handle any overflow—without giving third-party datacenters access to the entirety of their data. Organisations gain the flexibility and innovation the public cloud provides by running certain workloads in the cloud while keeping highly sensitive data in their own datacenter to meet client needs or regulatory requirements. As with private cloud the ‘right’ Cloud providers will create a tailored hybrid plan to suit your needs.