Disproving cloud migration misconceptions with Microsoft Azure

Disproving cloud migration misconceptions with Microsoft Azure

Disproving cloud migration misconceptions with Microsoft Azure

While the cloud was once a mere science fiction concept, today it is an important tool that can help optimise operations, make businesses more adaptable, improve communication, and enhance productivity. 

However, not all have taken advantage. This is due to misconceptions the uninitiated have been led to believe. Myths that the cloud migration process is too costly, too risky, and without clear benefits are still present within conversations about the cloud. Research has even shown that business leaders believe the cloud will take away their power to make decisions while costing too much to migrate. 

This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the cloud is key to improvement. Take Microsoft Azure as an example. It provides thousands of applications that can help streamline business management, growth, and day-to-day operations. Better yet, Azure migration is simple thanks to a cost-effective and stress-free onboarding process. 

Still not sure? Here are common misconceptions about the cloud that could be holding you back. 

Misconception: It is more expensive to migrate than it is to maintain your current system

There may be some upfront costs, but when you migrate to Azure you can save significantly over time. This is thanks to: 

  • Software and updates applied automatically 
  • Greater visibility of spending via cost management and analysis tools 
  • Established spending thresholds 
  • Process improvements from automated tools 
  • Opportunities for workload changes that optimise costs 

With these features at your disposal, you could save up to 34% in your first year thanks to Azure’s Microsoft Cost Management. 

Not to mention that Microsoft Azure’s ongoing costs are much lower than the expense of maintaining physical IT infrastructure and legacy systems. Today’s technology innovations demand more processing power that the cloud can manage easily. However, legacy systems struggle to keep up with the needs of these tools. So, staying with your current system will require more spending on extra CPU and memory to perform basic tasks. 

Misconception: your business will be at greater risk of attack after migrating to the cloud 

Azure is one of the most secure platforms out there. With Microsoft investing $1 billion into cyber security every year, the platform is well-equipped to keep you safe and operational online. It is supported by a team of more than 3,500 international cybersecurity experts and contains built-in disaster recovery and backup capabilities. This enables you to enjoy peace of mind knowing the likelihood of downtime and data loss is lessened. 

Plus, you can enjoy 99.95% availability, 24/7 support and consistent health monitoring thanks to Azure’s data centre network, with locations in over 60 places around the globe. 

Misconception: migrating to the cloud requires too much training and restructuring

There will always be some onboarding involved with learning a new system, but you don’t need expert-level IT skills to operate Microsoft Azure. Designed to be user-friendly, it’s easy for any business using it to flourish.

Windstil can even offer subsidised Azure technical training via Microsoft Learning and accredited partners, as well as step-by-step guidance from Microsoft Azure engineers, and a library of self-guided resources. 

Misconception: migrating to the cloud is too complex and creates too much downtime    

Despite what you and many may have heard, cloud migration doesn’t need to be complicated. Though Azure will be integral to your operations after migration, you don’t need to shut down your whole system just to set it up. Of course, there may be brief moments of inactivity, but this downtime will be majorly reduced through prior planning and strategic assessment. 

The assessment will be especially useful. You can receive a real-time review of your business data that helps identify a clear and achievable cloud migration roadmap. The roadmap will account for things like your strategies, workload, capacity, and costs. 

Windstil can turn these findings into a detailed report and deliver it within 72 hours of your assessment. This report will be essential for identifying an effective migration strategy and clear timeline. Maybe your business has a lot of data to process so needs a phased plan, or maybe it will only take a short time with very little impact on your day-to-day. With an assessment, this will be clear.  

Ready to begin your journey to the cloud? Book your free assessment with Windstil 

Now that you know the truth of cloud migration, it’s time to enjoy all the benefits of migrating to Microsoft Azure. This starts with arranging a free Cloud Assessment that enables you to efficiently and effectively move your operations to this leading cloud platform. 

Once completed, our expert team can guide you through the process of cloud migration, allowing you to experience a seamless and secure transition for your systems, data, and applications. Now is the time to drive your business towards greater success via powerful cloud services, innovation, collaboration, and more. 
Take advantage while you can. Request your free Cloud Assessment today and prepare your business for the future. Get in touch today.

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