The Cloud Enables Digital Transformation
Cloud technologies are at the center of the digital transformation. The cloud has changed more than the way we equipment and manage IT. It’s changing the very fabric of business. With ready access to the data, and intelligent new ways to view, analyze and use the information of data, the cloud has generated powerful new capabilities which are disturb entire business models. There are many advantages to adopting the cloud. Businesses moving to the cloud do so for a range of encouragement, seeking a variety of benefits. These benefits drop into four categories: cost, agility, service quality, and new scenarios:
Cloud computing offers compelling potential cost-savings over on-premises infrastructure, especially considering the full cost of the latter.In addition, cloud computing enables organizations to move IT spending from capital expenditure (CapEx) to operational expenditure (OpEx).Since the fixed costs related to shared infrastructure are avoided, the cloud also provides much greater visibility into the true cost of individual applications.
Where traditional on-premises infrastructure can take a week or even months to deploy, Azure offers near instant provisioning of resources. This enables Azure projects to move much more quickly, without need to arrangement resources in advance or spend appreciable time on infrastructure planning. To take full advantage of this new flexibility, organizations are accelerating the adoption of new ways of working, such as by using agile software development methodologies, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), and modern PaaS-based application architectures.
Azure’s infrastructure has been designed to support some of the world’s most exhausting workloads. These workloads continuously increase the bar on the quality of service Azure must provide. As a result, migration to Azure generally offers significant improvements in performance, reliability, and security over on-premises infrastructure.
Azure empower new application scenarios which are directly impossible, or would be prohibitively expensive to deliver, using on-premises infrastructure, such as big data storage and analytics,machine learning, and compliance with industry certifications such as ISO, PCI, HIPA and GDPR, where customers can leverage the certifications offered by cloud providers. These technologies are enabling new application, driving innovation and competitive advantages only available in the cloud.Embracing the cloud is not simply the easiest, or cheapest, or fastest way to drive digital transformation it is the only way.For many businesses, the primary step this journey is to migrate existing applications to the cloud.