Making the move to the cloud can be overwhelming for some industries, especially reluctant industries. Some industries, like finance, government, healthcare and manufacturing may be reluctant to move to public cloud because of data security, data sovereignty, country-specific legal restrictions and internal compliance issues such as performance specific service level agreements. However, cloud is evolving and some cloud services can be used behind firewalls.
According to research conducted by Oracle and an article that appeared in Forbes, only 6% of enterprise is using cloud today. “The challenge for business thus far has been finding a path to the cloud that meets their needs while preserving their existing investments. It takes time to build a cloud platform that is good enough, broad enough, and integrated enough to entice those workloads to the cloud.”
Cloud services currently available include database as a service, developer services, mobile services, business intelligence, and IT management. Cloud services can also support the Internet of Things and identity management.
Cloud computing offers advantages such as rapid development and deployment of applications, within the confines of their own properties. It can be used to address a number of enterprise computing requirements, such as disaster recovery, workload portability, and dedicated resources for developing and testing applications.
The cloud offers security, cost savings, flexibility, low maintenance, and sustainability and more and more businesses are adopting cloud based storage and software solutions. In fact, the cloud can greatly reduce a business’s risk.
Tech Gardens offers solutions for reluctant industries to migrate them to the cloud successfully. For more information about migrating your industry to the cloud, contact us.