Nowadays cloud computing is getting more popular and more essential infrastructure in the IT or Financial industry. Everyone wants to move to cloud but can’t understand how to move and where to start or what should be the ideal budget for cloud. If you are in this situation, the good news is that you aren’t alone.
The move is on. Cloud computing is the second fastest-growing IT budget item in 2015 behind only security, according to the 2015 Computerworld CIO study. Cloud projects also topped the list of the most important IT priorities CIOs identified for this year.
But a separate cloud computing study conducted by IDG Enterprise found that a majority of IT organizations are still trying to figure out which operations are good candidates for cloud hosting. Unless you’re all in on cloud, choose the options that offer the easiest migration, least risk and fastest payoff.
Here are five guidelines for getting the most bang for the buck:
1. Start with the new stuff:
Whenever you got new project, try to think first cloud base deployment. Try to deploy all of your user facing applications like, Human Resource or sales management system etc. in cloud. Also deploy new stuff with the new project so that they will enjoy and also minimum data migration and other stuffs will be require. Point is, any new project should deploy in cloud.
2. Focus on moves to lower OpEX:
Operational spending is the bain of many IT organizations. Most of the experienced talented staff spends their time on operational issue. They spend very little time on IT strategy rather on application development. Cloud can offload much of the operational chores that are keeping IT staff from making the business better.
3. Identify lonely servers:
IT Research found most of the datacenter servers are remain 12% less utilized. Shocking right!!! Lots of wasting of hardware and floor space. You can make it virtualize, why not you migrate the data and all application deploy in cloud infrastructure? I believe you have the calculation of all of your operational cost then you can easily calculate the ROI of hosting elsewhere.
4. Follow the crowd:
The IDG Enterprise survey identified email, collaboration, CRM, data storage and human resources as the top five most popular cloud applications, with half or more of the respondents planning to migrate within three years. These are your safe choices. You’ll not only get the most robust choice of applications, but also a large community of adopters to help you through the process.
5. Be a hero:
The IDG Enterprise study also identified speed of deployment as the number one objective driving cloud investments. Look for projects on your to-do list that can be deployed using a software-as-a-service provider to deliver dazzling turnaround times, delighted constituents and further support for your cloud ambitions.