For some time now, technology has been all about the cloud. Companies all over Australia, from large corporate organisations through to small businesses, have been lured to the public cloud by its perceived range of benefits – being able to work ‘anytime, anywhere’; bandwidth flexibility; automatic updates; security; and ease of data recovery, among others.
But while there’s no doubt that the cloud offers enormous benefits, it’s not essential for every company to go down that route. In fact, there are many companies who have switched to the cloud only to reverse out of it.
The reasons for some organisations’ disenchantment with the cloud? They include unexpected costs (otherwise known as ‘bill shock’), stalled connections, functionality issues, and data sovereignty among others.
Bill shock is regarded as the major reason for companies to shift from the cloud to an alternative strategy. Examples of issues with bill shock abound:
Consider a hybrid approach
Bill shock tends to result from organisations underestimating or not appreciating the costs involved with migrating to the public cloud. While not every company suffering bill shock is backing out of the cloud, many are reviewing their strategy, and opting for a hybrid approach.
With a hybrid approach, some apps remain on the cloud and other assets are brought back in-house. With more interest in hybrid rather than ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions, it’s significant that Microsoft has released Azure Stack, a hybrid product enabling customers to decide where various data resides.
How we can help
Here at Correct Solutions, we aim to give you the correct information so you can make the right decision for your business. We will analyse your business requirements so that you’ll know whether your organisation would benefit from migrating to the cloud, or adopting a hybrid approach. So if you’re confused about whether the cloud is the answer to your business needs, do get in touch.