Cloud computing offers significant potential cost-savings over on-premises infrastructure, especially considering the full cost of the latter. In addition, cloud computing enables organizations to move IT spending from capital expenditure (CapEx) to operational expenditure (OpEx). Since the fixed costs associated with shared infrastructure are avoided, the cloud also provides much greater visibility into the true cost of individual applications.
Where traditional on-premises infrastructure can take weeks or even months to deploy, cloud offers near-instant provisioning of resources. This enables cloud projects to move much more quickly, without the need to over-provision resources in advance or spend considerable time on infrastructure planning. To take full advantage of this new flexibility, organizations are accelerating the adoption of new ways of working, such as by using agile software development methodologies, continuous integration
and deployment (CI/CD), and modern PaaS-based application architectures.
Cloud infrastructure has been designed to support some of the world’s most demanding workloads. These workloads continuously raise the bar on the quality of service cloud must provide. As a result, migration to cloud often offers significant improvements in performance, reliability, and security over on-premises infrastructure.
Cloud enables new application scenarios which are simply not possible, or would be prohibitively expensive to deliver, using on-premises infrastructure, such as big data storage and analytics, machine learning, and compliance with industry certifications such as ISO, PCI, HIPA and GDPR, where customers can leverage the certifications offered by cloud providers. These technologies are enabling new application scenarios, driving innovation and competitive advantages only available in the cloud.
Understanding the technologies
Learn what technologies can help you achieve desired results; investing in the right capabilities is critical to achieving successful outcomes.