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What does it mean to take a company to the cloud?
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April 19 , 2024

What does it mean to take a company to the cloud?

Taking a company to the cloud means migrating all the technological infrastructure and applications of that company to servers on the Internet, through secure platforms specially designed for these purposes such as AZURE, AWS, GOOGLE CLOUD, among others. This is done instead of having servers and applications on the company premises.

Advantages of taking a company to the cloud:

  • Scalability: Cloud services allow companies to scale their resources quickly and efficiently based on changing business needs. This means that companies can add or remove resources as needed, which can save time and money.
  • Flexibility: Cloud services offer greater flexibility to work from anywhere at any time. Employees can access company data and applications from anywhere with an Internet connection, enabling remote and collaborative work.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Cloud services often offer a more affordable pricing structure than on-premises services. Businesses can pay only for the resources they need and don't have to worry about hardware and software maintenance and upgrade costs.
  • Increased security: Companies can improve their data security by relying on cloud services from reputable providers. Cloud service providers have advanced security measures in place to protect customer data and may offer backup and disaster recovery options.
  • Access to the latest technologies: Cloud service providers are constantly updating and improving their services, which means that companies can access the latest technologies without having to invest in new infrastructure and hardware.
  • Improved efficiency: By using cloud services, companies can optimize their processes and increase efficiency. This can free up time and resources to focus on other important aspects of the business.

Leading cloud service providers

Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud are the top three cloud service providers today. They all offer a wide range of cloud services such as storage, processing, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and much more.

  1. Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform and offers great integration with Microsoft tools and applications. Azure is very popular with companies that already use Microsoft technologies and want to extend their applications to the cloud. Azure also offers a strong focus on security and compliance. AWS is Amazon's cloud platform and was the first to offer large-scale cloud services. AWS is very popular with businesses of all sizes and is known for its scalability and wide range of cloud services.
  2. AWS also offers a wide range of development and management tools to make it easy to deploy and maintain applications in the cloud.
  3. Google Cloud is Google's cloud platform and is quickly gaining market share. Google Cloud is focused on innovation and offers a wide range of cutting-edge cloud services, such as machine learning and data analytics. Google Cloud is also known for its global infrastructure and its ability to scale quickly.

IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, among others, are also recognized providers of cloud services. They offer a wide variety of services and have a significant presence in this market. Companies can choose between different cloud service options. The types of services available in the cloud are divided into 3 large groups.

Types of services available in the cloud:

  1. Software as a Service (SaaS): It is a cloud service model in which access to online applications is provided through a web browser. Users do not need to download or install the software on their devices, they simply access it over the Internet. For example, services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft 365, among others, are examples of SaaS.
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS): A cloud service model that provides an online platform that allows developers to build, run, and manage applications in the cloud without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. For example, platforms like Heroku, Google App Engine, and Microsoft Azure are examples of PaaS.
  3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): It is a model of cloud services in which access to infrastructure resources is provided online, such as servers, storage, networks and other computing resources. Users can control and configure these resources according to their needs. For example, services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure are examples of IaaS.

In short, SaaS is for using applications online, PaaS is for developing applications online, and IaaS is for providing infrastructure online.

Considerations before taking your company to the cloud

It is important to consider some aspects when migrating a company to the cloud, such as data security, interoperability with previously managed applications and systems, change management, and training your employees in the use of these new technologies.

It is important to carry out a thorough evaluation and a suitable migration plan. All this seems a bit complicated to carry out when you have clients to attend that do not wait. That is why it is important that when migrating your company to cloud services, you look for a professional ally to guide you throughout this process.

At Bits Americas we are certified implementers of Microsoft Azure and AWS for Latin America. We accompany you throughout the process from the migration of your data, the integration with applications that your company previously manages, the training of your collaborators in the management of these new technologies and 24/7 technical support.

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