Moving traditional “on-premises” IT hardware to a public cloud vendor like Microsoft Azure has been a growing trend year-over-year for the past decade. For proof, take a look at Amazon or Microsoft stock over that time frame or refer to one of the many industry reports that have been published recently. According to a recent 451 report, 90% of companies are now using the cloud for some portion of IT.
So, for anyone who hasn’t started their cloud adoption journey, the question becomes, when is the right time to move? One of the easiest opportunities to get started is when you have a need to replace old workstations (PC refresh) or when you’re ready to upgrade your servers (server refresh).
Instead of making another significant capital investment, you can move your IT infrastructure to the cloud and transition to an OpEx model that is recurring and predictable with no costly or unbudgeted maintenance. Another great opportunity is if you have remote or mobile workers, which is becoming more and more common.
Virtual Desktops, which become “cloud workspaces” allow employees to securely access corporate IT environments from any location on any device, without the need for clunky VPN’s. If neither of these situations applies to your current state, here are some additional questions considering future plans that might help evaluate your fit for the cloud.
If either of the situations above sound familiar or if you answered yes to any of the questions, you should probably start to evaluate how the cloud could positively impact your organization. If you don’t already have cloud expertise in house, consider reaching out to MyCloudIT. MyCloudIT delivers cloud expertise with an integrated platform to simplify, streamline, and enhance all aspects of cloud management. If you’re interested in learning
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