Why Should You Manage Your Data On The Cloud?

idhaya m v
why should you manage your data on cloud?

“IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing Survey notes that while 54% of enterprises' cloud-based applications were moved from an on-premise environment to the cloud, a significant 46% were purpose-built for the cloud. Expect to see the percentage of purpose-built, cloud-ready (refactored) applications increase in 2021 as organizations look to gain the elasticity, scalability and cost benefits of the cloud.” 

To underline specific facts here, moving a solution from on-premise to cloud means the migration of data. How complicated can data management become in today’s world?  

With increasing globalization, privatization in the worldwide economic market, a person from the southern end of India connects with a person in Canada regarding work. A company today has employees spread across countries. A company used to have working locations at specific parts of the globe and facilitate employees’ working from those particular places by setting up on-premise servers and required advancements. After the pandemic needs for connecting from any point of the globe has risen indeed. A company’s employees who worked in two branches in a state are scattered across various locations due to work from home options. A company has to take care of all the requirements for connectivity concerning work. 

To think ahead of times, we can think of a few situations. In future, there might be a hybrid working model were people might work in different locations in a week. Few companies are encouraging working from vacation spots where the employee, instead of working from the office, goes to a resort with his/her family on a working day and works from there if he wishes to. It is a fact that governments are mainly concentrating on connecting the states and countries using high-speed transportation. A day might come where a person travels from Chennai and reaches an office in Bangalore within an hour. Ok, let me state this example for a person who is in the US. What if transportation increases at a speed where a person can travel to the office from New York to North Carolina every day? It might be complicated to imagine such scenarios but predictions state that the days are not so far for these advancements to occur. 

What can be the challenges that accompany these advancements? Indeed, an organization cannot set up data centres everywhere the employees are located or travelling. This would definitely increase the cost and, at the same time, complicate the operations of an organization.  At present, with the increase in technical expertise, the solution that matches our problem statement would be - Data Management Using Cloud.

Why Should You Manage Your Data On Cloud? 
Let’s take a look at a few crucial factors that determine why an organization should manage its data on cloud: 

Easy Management Of Disaster Recovery and Automation of BackUp’s  

Though there are many counteractive measures taken to control global warming and climate changes, our planet faces many disasters. An organization should always be business ready irrespective of the external situations, and care should be taken with respect to deliverables. With cloud, one can ensure that organizations need not spend on developing the secondary physical site. It is not about developing a physical site but various factors like setting up hardware, software, necessary network, and backup operations. 

With cloud, all these difficulties are easily managed, and one can scale up and down their needs according to the requirements quickly. Backing up of data can be done across multiple geographical locations over the cloud, thus preventing the failure of backup issues. An organization can be stress-free in training teams and bringing up support and maintenance; rather, they can spend time on inventing new ideas that can be a boon to our planet. 

With cloud virtualization, the need for a physical server is eliminated, along with the cost of setting it up.  Since there is no physical hardware required to process all the necessary patches, updates can be transferred from data centres. This can reduce the recovery time involved in high proportion. 

Reduces DBA headache  

When you develop an application for your client, initially selecting an apt database and setting it up will never be an issue. But as days go by and when application branches out, maintaining a database can be a headache for any organization. Data storage and process related to that can consume a large part of the efficiency, skill set, money and most importantly, time. 

Simplification of data storage is done using cloud. You can add and reduce the storage and infrastructure according to your needs. With help in this area, the costs involved in infrastructure, maintenance, and IT has decreased drastically. This has also allowed flexibility in the areas and development and testing and has reduced the time it usually takes. 

Migration from a database to a database engine and cloud data stores can be of great help in this area.  

Automation Of Updates 

Patch updates are necessary for increasing the security of a system at any time. They maintain the sanity of the system and never allows for any compromise in efficiency and performance. Cloud comes in handy in these areas and provides automatic patch update as and when devices are added online irrespective of their location. This was a scenario that could never be imagined a few decades ago. IT team does not have to have a separate section for this in place. 

The entire patch update of an organization can be managed from a single dashboard using cloud. Using cloud, automatic updates can be sent to the devices online around the globe. 

Decrease Organizational Cost With Cloud 

 “A recent study from Rackspace surveyed 1,300 companies and found that 88% of cloud users experienced cost savings, and 56% noted an increase in profits.” 

Hardware cost is the main expenditure that is reduced when an organization decides to go with cloud. With every project, an organization acquires, hardware cost keeps increasing day by day. Online data centres can replace the physical space required for data management. 

In-house, IT employees required for managing these physical tools are reduced drastically along with the power consumption that usually goes into this process. The employees can now spend their time on critical tasks that require attention, and productivity is increased. 

Cloud not only reduces the costs, but it increases productivity, thereby increasing the overall profit. 

More factors need to be noted before beginning this successful cloud migration journey for any organization. 

To get expert advice on setting up cloud data centres and increasing your profit, contact our team. We can successfully guide you in your organization’s cloud journey.