5 Cloud Computing Tips to Help You Put Your Time and Money In the Right Place

As your business starts to grow, your technological requirements also tend to grow along with it. After all, every business has to improve its infrastructure to grow and it often means putting out more expenses for more physical data centers, improved server efficiency, and network capacity.

For this very reason, many small and big businesses turn to cloud computing because in 2020, its a very cost-effective way to get better and secure technology for your business.

Whether you have already migrated to cloud or you are still thinking of moving, you have probably wondered how cloud computing costs work and how you can save money in the long run. When it comes to taking your business operations to the cloud, everything from data migration to resource distribution must be taken in to account otherwise it could strain your businesses’ budget. 

With that said, here are some tips to manage your technology expenses when you are moving to the cloud.

Supplement Your Cloud Migration Plan With Solid Mapping

  • Many businesses are not aware of this but unexpected cloud migration expenses are real and they can sometimes delay the migration process that usually results in the business paying more money, especially if the business does not fully evaluate their applications and how they will interact on-premises and on the cloud. 

Once the workload has been shifted to the cloud, identifying issues with your applications becomes a very time-consuming task, which also means more costs.

  • To avoid this complication, mapping of all your application dependencies is a must. It will help your team evaluate the performance issues as well as other problems that can arise in the future.

If your IT department is still in the growing phase and you feel that this job needs more expertise, you can consider working with a cloud migration company. For instance, if your company wants to migrate to Microsoft Azure, Henson Group is a certified Microsoft partner that can help you smoothly transition from on-premise to cloud with minimal costs. 

Make Use of Low-Cost Compute Options    

  • If you have decided to move to a public cloud deployment, there are many ways you can reduce the costs depending on your resource needs. For example, Microsoft Azure offers a pay-as-you-go model for cloud deployment which can greatly help you save costs.

Keep Your Applications Secure

  • There is no denying that one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing is that you’ll be able to work with up-to-date software without spending a dime on upgrades and patches for your applications. 

Cloud apps also help maximize your productivity and reduce your costs by giving you the most efficient and latest software available. And as far as security is concerned, the cloud is the safest place to keep your applications because it is actively monitored by a team of cybersecurity experts and the servers are protected with advanced firewalls and security protocols. 

Ready To Move to the Cloud?

  • If you are considering moving to cloud computing such as Microsoft Azure, consider getting in touch with Henson Group and avail their Azure Migration services.

If your company is looking to migrate to Azure our migration practice helps customers migrate from on-premise VMware/Hyper-V, Colo such as Rackspace, or other clouds like AWS to Microsoft Azure Datacenter or Azure Stack Infrastructures.  

This team also helps clients migrate existing workloads in Azure IaaS to Azure PaaS including SQL Server to Azure SQL Database, SQL SSIS to Data Factory, SQL SSRS/Tableau to PowerBI, Data Warehouses to Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database Tables to Data Lake, and many others.