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We all aware of the transformative power of the cloud. Cloud deployment options have changed the business minds in the way we use, implement, and buy technology. But it’s often oversimplified or misunderstood, to the point where people either consider it as the magic bullet to solve any complex IT challenge, or else see it as just a flavor of the month with no value behind it.
In total, the answer is somewhere in between the thoughts. It delivers real and powerful benefits to organizations of all kinds, but, like any other thoughtful business strategy, needs to be planned and executed carefully.
Let’ solve the two biggest myths of the cloud.
Myth #1 – Switching to the cloud is a technology decision
Shifting to the cloud is a business decision completely– and should be dealt with accordingly. Businesses should base their decision on the cloud-based system on far more than a forethought on cloud whether it is economically reliable, technically feasible, or understand what type of cloud would fit the bill.
Whether opting one single solution or deploying cloud technology for the organization, CIOs must start with a holistic plan, working with corporates across their organization before shifting workloads. The plan should have the company’s end goals, business benefits or downsides, productivity gains and, data security concerns.
Myth #2 – Cloud is an idea or reality
Most of the vendors think that the cloud strategy is the only way forward. In reality, it doesn’t always make business, technical or regulatory sense for an enterprise to base all IT assets to the cloud.
Most businesses are reaping the benefits from hybrid deployment options. Cloud is not a comprehensive solution – every individual deployment, business, and cloud instance vary. Though cloud may provide the right solutions in some cases, others may need on-premises systems or hybrid offerings to leverage ahead. This is because of the regulatory or data sovereignty needs but, slowly, IT will get to know that business drivers require some data to be placed within the confines of an enterprise.
The cloud technology has brought a wide range of options for organizations but, to the core, companies must evaluate each of them to ensure it results from both a business and technical viewpoint.