What is cloud transformation?
Cloud transformation is the process by which an organisation migrates to the cloud, by moving its apps, desktops, data, and other computing elements from local storage to servers that are accessed through the internet. These transformations can be rapid, however most organisations undergo cloud transformations at a rate that allows them to optimise their performance throughout the process, with as little disruption to their operation as possible.
What are IaaS and PaaS?
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) are the two prominent methods of cloud transformation, as opposed to cloud software which allows organisations to use third-party applications via the internet – software-as-a-service (SaaS). For PaaS, an organisation will need a cloud partner to handle their network and overall platform while their apps are reconfigured to work on a cloud platform, while with IaaS, apps don’t need to be reconfigured. However, you won’t get all the benefits of using the cloud, unless also using PaaS to migrate certain parts of the application.
Ensuring a successful cloud transformation
Having a cloud roadmap that sets out the steps, goals, expected outcomes, and checkpoints – among other things – of a cloud transformation is a crucial element of planning your move to the cloud. Finding a cloud provider that can promise a roadmap that will be followed end-to-end is just as important as making sure that your cloud provider can offer the cloud services, capabilities, and features that you want – there’s no point in being able to innovate your application if you’re unsure about how you’ll get to the finished product.
Choosing the right cloud partner
Overall, making sure that you have a cloud partner that’s experienced with the platform is perhaps the most important element for a smooth and successful cloud transformation: an experienced cloud partner will be able to move you to the cloud faster, and will know how to avoid common issues and pitfalls that come up during a transformation.
With that in mind, if you’re part of a small or medium-sized business in New Zealand looking for a cloud computing specialist who can provide enterprise-level support regardless of your size – as well as IT services such as cybersecurity and data recovery – CodeBlue are the IT company Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch businesses need. We can help your business to undergo a successful cloud transformation that meets your specific requirements, and do it without disrupting your operations!