In this final and 3rd part of our series about cloud myths, we’ll focus on the myths about control and business scalability using Microsoft cloud. It might seem like it would be a lot of work to migrate to the cloud, and you might feel that “one size fits all” with reference to the cloud, too. If you add that to your concern about your ability to maintain control of your technology, it’s all too easy to dismiss the cloud altogether; however, you’ll actually be looking past the solution that will ultimately give you back control and scalability!
Myth 7: Cloud migration is too much for my business to handle
The thought of transferring tremendous amounts of data to the cloud can be overwhelming; it’s completely understandable that people might see transitioning to the cloud as too big of a challenge. And while it isn't like flipping a switch, it probably won’t be the ordeal you’re imagining.
Finchloom is prepared to help you with each step of your cloud migration, offering tips and information about firewall configurations, identity options, reverse proxy requirements, migration possibilities, and even a phased approach for hybrid setups. We've created several helpful paths that you can choose from as well as many online tools.
Myth 8: If our data moves to the cloud, we lose control over our technology
Honestly, making the transition to cloud solutions will decrease the time (and the headaches) spent maintaining your hardware and upgrading your software. You and your team will be able to focus on your business instead of spending your time repairing things.
You’ll have more time available to spend launching agile initiatives and improving your day-to-day business operations. Additionally, you’ll no longer have to spend large portions of your budget for servers for email storage and workloads. And, you’ll maintain total control of your data—Microsoft’s data center staff doesn’t have access to your data, and they adhere to strict privacy principles.
Myth 9: Moving everything to the cloud is an all-or-nothing scenario
This is a big sticking point for many businesses; nobody wants to take the time or trouble of forklifting their entire enterprise to Microsoft Cloud over the course of a weekend. What if it doesn’t work? Imagine the halted productivity!
That concern is understandable. Therefore, most organizations begin their implementation with a hybrid approach; they move a single application initially, like email, and then they gradually grow from there.
Microsoft’s hybrid cloud creates a consistent platform spanning data centers and the cloud, making IT simpler and delivering apps as well as data on any device, anywhere, anytime. You’ll have the control to deliver the computing power and capabilities your business needs, and you can scale it up or down as you need to without wasting your onsite technology investments.
There are so many companies transitioning their productivity workloads to Microsoft Cloud; each organization is taking a different tack, and the timeline varies from business to business. Finchloom will assist you as you move workloads like file sync and share (OneDrive for Business) or email (Microsoft Exchange) and we will help you decide which long-term plan is best for you and your company as you assess your larger or more challenging projects.
As a Microsoft Certified Cloud Partner, Finchloom is dedicated to providing you with the flexibility to scale your business as needed, as well as assisting you with your transition to the Microsoft cloud, making it as easy as possible.
If you are considering moving your business to the cloud, we offer our free guide: Microsoft Cloud Solutions: Streamlining Employee Communications.