By partnering with the right Citrix hosted Cloud provider, businesses can safely and securely migrate to the Cloud and reap the many benefits that Cloud computing offers.
There’s no getting away from it – the Cloud is here to stay. Businesses are adopting Cloud solutions at record-breaking rates, and the number of companies using Cloud now outweighs the number who don’t. And to read the many blog posts, white papers and news articles on Cloud, it’s easy to see why – Cloud solutions can provide small and large businesses alike with scalability, security, flexibility and raw computing power the likes of which they’ve never had before. Why wouldn’t you make the move?
There are reasons – valid ones – that some businesses are hesitating to implement a Cloud migration strategy. Companies with complex systems, proprietary processes or particularly strict security requirements have to look beyond the simple question of “how do I get my infrastructure into the Cloud?” They need to consider if a move to the Cloud is safe, or even possible, given their specific needs. Does that mean these firms are just doomed to remain firmly earth-bound while everyone around them floats off into the new Cloudy world? Absolutely not. The solution? These companies need to find a Citrix hosted Cloud partner who will understand their needs and develop a comprehensive migration plan to get them safely into the Cloud.
Is a Cloud Migration Worth the Risk for Your Team?
If security is paramount, or complex systems could be put at risk by a move to the Cloud, why would these companies even want to migrate at all? Surely the risks associated with migration need to be weighed against the benefits? Of course they do. And when they are, it becomes even more clear just how important finding a Citrix hosted Cloud provider can be. Companies relying on aging or vulnerable systems, especially those facing stringent compliance regulations, stand to lose much more by not moving to the Cloud than by moving.
By partnering with the right hosting provider, even organisations with the most complex systems, processes and requirements can develop a detailed migration plan to get their infrastructure safely and securely into the Cloud, where they can reap the many benefits that Cloud computing offers.
Increased Efficiency and Transparency
A common problem with proprietary or legacy systems is that they were designed for the technology of their day, and never redesigned to leverage new capabilities. As demands changed or increased, upgrades may have been tacked on, but the result is definitely not something you’d call streamlined. With the support of a provider offering Citrix hosted Cloud, organisations saddled with aging processes can gain the efficiency and transparency that comes with managed Cloud. Monitoring for issues or inefficiencies and regular reporting can help maximise resource performance.
Scalability for Development and Growth
Even robust and well-performing in-house systems can still be improved upon using Cloud. As market demands change or increase and new opportunities arise, the ability to scale systems to handle new and heavier loads is vital to business success. Leveraging Cloud can help businesses stay competitive and meet new challenges, without compromising the quality of their offerings. Teaming with a Citrix hosted Cloud provider to develop a migration plan can open up the vast resources and raw power of Cloud, even to companies facing complex transition issues. Reduced Deployment Expenses Organisations with teams in multiple locations face significant costs when it’s time to update systems to add new functionality or maintain compliance. Developing a migration strategy with a trusted Citrix hosted Cloud partner means applications can be virtualised, centralised and tested exhaustively to ensure everything will work as intended. Support teams can conduct load and performance testing, monitor usage and help optimise processes for a smoother, more cost-effective deployment of new resources. A 2013 survey found that, even among financial institutions with very specific Cloud security requirements, 82% reported saving money with a Cloud transition.
Reduced Deployment Expenses
Organisations with teams in multiple locations face significant costs when it’s time to update systems to add new functionality or maintain compliance. Developing a migration strategy with a trusted Citrix hosted Cloud partner means applications can be virtualised, centralised and tested exhaustively to ensure everything will work as intended. Support teams can conduct load and performance testing, monitor usage and help optimise processes for a smoother, more cost-effective deployment of new resources. A 2013 survey found that, even among financial institutions with very specific Cloud security requirements, 82% reported saving money with a Cloud transition.
Redundancies to Secure Vulnerable Systems
We’ve all heard variations on the concern that systems moved into the Cloud will be less secure and more vulnerable to attacks or outages. The problem with that logic is the assumption that companies themselves know best how to protect and secure their valuable data and infrastructure. Unless a business actually specialises in infrastructure security and disaster recovery, it’s very likely that a provider offering managed Citrix hosted Cloud will be better equipped to secure, backup and put redundancies in place to minimise the risk of critical losses. This is particularly important for companies using aging systems that don’t include any sort of duplication or backup.
Is there risk in moving to the Cloud? Yes, but that can be addressed by a team with a solid Citrix migration plan. There is far more risk in just maintaining the status quo and hoping that legacy systems will continue to perform as they always have.
Choose Umbee as Your Trusted Citrix Hosted Cloud Partner
Is your organisation considering a move to the Cloud, but held back by concerns about security, compliance or your dependence on legacy systems? At Umbee, we specialise in Citrix hosted Cloud and application virtualisation, and we can develop a custom migration plan to help your team make the move to Cloud. Not sure if we can handle the task you’re facing? Get a detailed outline of how our Citrix migration plans can simplify your Cloud transition – click here to get your free copy of The Definitive Guide to a Citrix XenApp Cloud Migration.Go Back