The cloud computing industry is growing and maturing at a rapid rate. By 2022, it is estimated that over 90% of global enterprises will rely on some type of hybrid cloud.
Although the hi-tech and startup world is fairly modernized already, traditional industries are not quite there yet. There are many companies just starting their journey to understanding how the AWS cloud operates and what migration could mean for them, they still have some catching up to do, and that’s okay.
The decision to move to the cloud is a big one, involving substantial organizational change and investment. No company enters into cloud migration lightly, and that’s as it should be. For most companies, a key factor in their approach to AWS cloud migration will be getting the executive team on board and aligned with the migration strategy and process. That means building a solid business case for AWS cloud migration that will ensure executive buy-in moving forward.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at 8 key business drivers and benefits of AWS cloud migration that can help you build your business case, and ensure the resources and support you need to carry the process through, joining the massive worldwide shift to the cloud that’s already underway.
1. Cost reduction
The often-cited advantage of cloud migration is reduced costs, sometimes substantially so. AWS client General Electric has recorded a 50% lower TCO, thanks to modernization. While this is an important factor in approaching migration, it is not the only one. Cloud migration can definitely contribute to IT operational savings, but even if only a small saving is achieved, the other benefits of AWS provide even more powerful incentives to modernize as soon as possible.
2. Agility & staff productivity
AWS migration is shown to lead to a significant increase in staff productivity, due to modern approaches to software engineering that enable improved efficiency on a task-by-task basis. This leads to over 60% boost in IT staff productivity, 7x less downtime, and 3x more features delivered in a year by software and product companies on average.
3. Security & resilience
According to Fortune 1000 averages, downtime costs companies up to $2.5 billion per year. With AWS, companies operate on one secure, robust platform, enabling far more governance and proven solutions like AllCloud’s Next Generation Landing Zone for safe, streamlined testing and improved security at every level.
4. End-of-life hardware & software
Cloud migration goes a long way to solving end-of-life product challenges. AWS does all the heavy lifting, making it easy for customers using end-of-life Microsoft products to migrate their databases and servers to the cloud and modernize in a streamlined way. Take action before it becomes an urgent problem.
5. Data center consolidation
Streamline your data center operations and free up a lot of wasted resources to focus on innovation and growth. By consolidating data centers in the AWS cloud, companies can save up to a third of their infrastructure costs and ensure robust, centralized data operations that speak the same language cross-enterprise.
6. Digital transformation
In a digital age, organizations are becoming far more customer-centric, and this requires a far more comprehensive and robust digital footprint. With AWS cloud migration, companies become fully digitized and transform their workflows for the new digital world.
7. Scale quickly
The flexibility afforded by AWS is key to scalability and growth. AWS enables organizations to scale at their own pace, with no limits, adding resources at the right time and expanding their cloud environment to meet changing business needs and goals. It is the ideal infrastructure for companies going global quickly, or merging companies who demand a consolidated, scalable IT infrastructure.
8. Integrating IoT and machine learning
For companies launching IoT networks or integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning in their operations, AWS provides the elasticity to overcome a wide range of challenges, including scalability, flexibility, security, and data access. The AWS cloud enables faster, nimble IoT integration, facilitating continuous innovation when companies need it most.
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