Migrate to safety

Migrate to safety

Many companies are keen to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing: immediacy and flexibility of consumption to streamline business; complete cost variability, paying only for what is consumed and allocating costs per project; delegation to the service provider of part of the complexity or tasks of less business value, or full service with service level guarantee.

However, those same companies often hold back their migration to the cloud for security reasons, one of the major drawbacks of cloud adoption according to numerous studies by Gartner and other consultants who strive to demonstrate that this myth still holds in some business environments because of a problem of trust and restrictions in certain sectors.

On the other side of the coin is the availability of data that migration to the cloud allows: thanks to its innovation, there are more industrialized services that provide replication and remote copies with standard scenarios. Clearly, the cloud benefits corporate strategies of business continuity, as increasingly more managing directors and information technology directors already know.

In order to overcome the barriers of migrating to the cloud, the solution is the hybrid cloud, where the connection between the corporate IT environment and the external cloud environment is encrypted. In this way, organizations can benefit from the strengths of each scenario: their own data center at their company head office, combined with their cloud environment, managed by their technology services provider.

The hybrid configuration entails validating the interoperability between existing technologies in the organization and those of the service provider. Another aspect to take into account is the definition of functional requirements and the project itself. The truth is that they are technical projects with low impact on business, similar between organizations and simple for experienced providers and accredited own data centers.

Having a secure, controlled, automated copy in the cloud, ready to provide service but consuming the least resources in order to reduce costs, resolves the bulk of business continuity plans. It’s revolutionary, low-cost insurance that provides access to these solutions to companies which were unable to afford it and lowers the costs of those already including it in their operating accounts.