Digital Transformation and Cloud Technology
From remote working to online classes, cloud kitchens to financial transactions, Cloud Computing is one technology that underpins all digital business models. It’s no exaggeration to say that Cloud makes business possible.
As organizations recover back to the pre-covid levels, Cloud Computing is emerging as a powerful technology to accelerate transformation plans. It gives companies the power to co-innovate with cloud service providers and offers affordable, adaptable, and flexible smart digital solutions.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Cloud Computing:
- Enhanced Security
As organizations move more workloads to the cloud, build more cloud-native applications, and invest in cloud integration solutions, they need to employ additional cloud security strategies like
- Training all end-users about Cloud Data Criticality
- Multi-factor authentication
- Adhering to strict Compliance Standards
- Ensuring highly regulated access controls for Data-Critical Transformation projects
- Partnering with Managed Security Operations Center providers
- Planning for a Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Cloud brings in the PAYG (Pay-as-you-Go) model with the ability to innovate and build new applications and systems – that can be integrated into the existing ecosystem in days and weeks. This Cloud Computing feature offsets the growing spending on the IT workforce and other initiatives. Software and IT teams can significantly reduce the time of rolling out new products, therefore, accelerating the time-to-market.
- High Scalability
Cloud infrastructure allows vertical and horizontal scaling. In vertical scaling, you can add memory or processing power as your platform grows. This increases the capacity of existing systems to store more data or increase processing power. Horizontal scaling enables adding more servers to existing systems, dividing workloads across virtual machines, and ensuring businesses’ maximum availability and improved performance.
Digital Transformation plans are budget-driven and they should keep track of unwanted costs. Without cloud elasticity, companies will end up paying more than the expected or required resources. Although there are manual processes to scale up and down cloud resources, organizations must invest in AI-ML-powered cloud monitoring tools to determine if excess storage or computing resources can be decommissioned.
Irrespective of the Digital Transformation objectives, Cloud Computing is essential for transforming businesses. We hope you don’t delay your cloud journey and contact us to start your cloud initiatives today!