Organisations planning to migrate to the cloud do so to reap its many benefits and keep up with the fast-paced and evolving digital landscape. However, not every cloud migration can be considered a success story. For many companies, cost savings are essential, and so they attempt to migrate to cloud on their own to save on costs.
In fact, many enterprises are still reluctant in outsourcing or employing a third-party expert to help them on their cloud journey due to high cost expectancy. This can lead to various challenges, such as a significant increase in costs and time spent on their cloud projects. According to research, 73% of cloud migration projects are taking a year or longer to complete, with 55% of organisations saying they went over budget.
Your journey to the cloud may take more than what you have within your own organisation. If you are still hesitant to seek a partner, here are some benefits that might change your mind.
Access to Skilled Professionals and Necessary Resources: If it is your first time migrating to the cloud, it will definitely be a daunting task as your organisation is lacking the required skillset to ensure a successful cloud journey. Not only that but your IT infrastructure and systems might also be too outdated to enable you to migrate efficiently. With a cloud partner, you can guarantee that you have consistent support from professionals that have been in the field for a long time. Some even offer 24/7 support, allowing you to access on-demand professionals and resources whenever you need them.
Optimisation: You may assume that not hiring an external party to help your cloud migration could allow you to reduce the costs of your project but too often, this is not the case. In fact, this decision may end up costing your company more in the long run, especially when you encounter serious issues. A reliable cloud partner can help you lower costs for both the short-term and long-term, especially those with established collaborative arrangements with various cloud providers and can ensure ongoing upkeep and maintenance long after your migration is over.
Ensures Compliance: Experienced partners know the ins and outs of cloud migration, especially with all the regulatory compliance and policies required for businesses to operate in the cloud environment. With the support of a trusted partner in your cloud migration journey, you can avoid non-compliance and stay aligned with the various regulatory requirements you need to follow.
Security: The cloud opens up new attack vectors to your organisation. It is necessary that security is inherent to your cloud migration and you can do that with a partner that has the right tools and measures to put in place and knowledge about threats and vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
Flexibility: Cloud migration is a complex process. One of the cloud’s biggest strengths is its flexibility. However, organisations cannot take full advantage of this if their own IT is rigid and static (a problem often faced by legacy IT). Your cloud partner can help you prepare your IT for a more flexible and agile way of operations more suited for the cloud-native era.
Rackspace Technology is a great example of a leading multi-cloud partner and solutions expert that can support you throughout your cloud migration journey. If you are considering migrating to one of the biggest public clouds on the planet like Microsoft Azure, for instance, Rackspace Technology can help you reduce the migration time, ease the migration process, and provide the expertise and know-how so you can leverage the latest and greatest of Azure’s features and services – and personalise them to suit your specific business requirements.
Rackspace Elastic Engineering is a managed support model that provides on-demand access to cloud experts via ongoing sprints to continually remediate, innovate, evolve, and improve customer’s environment(s). Rackspace Elastic Engineering is delivered as tiers of service that include a number of hours per month, utilising Rackspace Elastic Engineering may be less expensive than hiring a full time headcount.
This flexible, collaborative approach to professional services allows customers to dynamically change scope and priorities based on business needs while collaborating side-by-side with highly skilled Rackspace Technology cloud experts to build, migrate, optimise, and maintain the Customer’s cloud environments. A roster of experts and leading technologies — across applications, data, and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions, with a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges.
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