Cloud Adoption

Organisations need to consider cloud adoption due to its scalability, allowing them to easily expand or reduce resources based on demand. The cost-effectiveness of cloud services eliminates the need for significant upfront investment in IT infrastructure. Cloud platforms also offer robust security measures, protecting sensitive data and systems. Moreover, they enable flexible remote access, essential in today’s increasingly mobile and distributed work environments.

Moving all or some of your business operations to the cloud can be driven by factors such as:

COST SAVINGS

Cloud services often use a pay-as-you-go model, so you only pay for the resources you use. This can be cheaper than maintaining your own on-premises infrastructure.

SCALABILITY

 Cloud resources can be easily scaled up or down to meet your needs. This is helpful for businesses that experience fluctuations in demand. You don’t need to build out infrastructure to support your peaks.

FLEXIBILITY

Cloud services can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, which gives your employees more flexibility in how and where they work.

SECURITY

Cloud providers typically have robust security measures in place to protect your data.

For many, migration to the cloud is a gradual process as existing technology arrives at its end of life and new requirements on the business demand a different approach.  Cloud services can be consumed from the Public Cloud e.g. Microsoft Azure, Private Cloud (dedicated infrastructure for one organisation) or Hybrid Cloud – a combination of both.

SERVICE MODELS DEFINE WHAT KIND OF RESOURCES THE CLOUD PROVIDES

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the building blocks of IT infrastructure. This includes things like virtual servers, storage, and networking. It is like renting hardware instead of buying and managing your own.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS focuses on providing a platform for developers to build applications. This includes things like development tools, databases, and operating systems. With PaaS, you don’t have to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure, you can just focus on developing your application.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS delivers applications over the internet. With SaaS, you don’t have to install or maintain any software. You simply log in to the application and start using it. Examples of SaaS applications include Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365.

Our Recommendation

We recommend the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure to provide proven guidance and best practices to help organisations confidently adopt the cloud and achieve business outcomes. 

 

It covers various phases of your cloud adoption journey, including:

  • Strategy: Understand motivations, business outcomes, financial considerations, and technical aspects.
  • Plan: Rationalise your digital estate, align your organisation, and prepare for skills readiness.
  • Migrate: Explore implementation options and accelerate migration.
  • Innovate: Build value consensus and create your first MVP.
  • Secure: Enhance risk insights and protect your assets.
  • Manage: Establish business commitments and baseline management.
  • Govern: Assess your cloud journey and align with governance principles.
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TEKenable employs the Microsoft Well Architected Framework

When we embark on cloud migrations with our clients. The Framework is a comprehensive set of guidelines, principles and tools designed to help build robust and efficient workloads on the Microsoft Azure platform. The Framework focuses on the following five pillars :

Cost Optimisation

Managing costs to maximise the value delivered

Performance Efficiency

The ability of a system to adapt to changes in load

Framework Reliability

The ability of a  system to recover from failures and continue to function

Framework Security

Protecting applications and data from threats

Operation Excellence

Operations processes that keep a system running in production

Microsoft Solutions Partner

As a Microsoft Manager Partner with leading certifications, we can take you on your Cloud Adoption journey in confidence.

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