Is fear keeping you away from the Cloud?

March 7, 2022

It’s normal to feel wary of change and fear can be a helpful ally for everyday situations, however it’s an ally we don’t need help from when adopting technology that will greatly help our business and quality of life. If you’re worried and still unsure about cloud migration, here’s some common fears and why you should move past them.

My employees won’t be able to work the way they are used to.

The reality is that they probably need and should change the way they are working and this is a great chance to remove the clutter and improve the human experience.

With most companies, solutions for time sensitive issues are rushed and left with a band-aid that’s never been revisited. As time goes on, the process looks more like muddy water with workarounds that have become the workflow. Moving to the cloud is an opportunity to change the way your team works by migrating to cloud setups that will support the team’s most productive workflows and leave behind what no longer serves the company.

Worried we didn’t pick the right provider

You are not forever stuck with the provider you select. Business needs change and a smaller provider may no longer support your growing business needs. Switching from one cloud provider to another can be an easy task with standardization technologies like containerization.

Unknown Expenses

Cloud computing isn’t a one size fits all for every company which is why providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) operate a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Overestimating needs and choosing a plan is a thing of the past and today’s standard offers companies a dynamic scale to allow performance on an as-needed basis and only pay for usage, similar to a utility bill.

We lose control

Moving to an offsite data center does not change your control. The only thing that changes is the physical location of your servers. You will still have the same access to your data, what applications you want used and how it is secured. With the shared security model, AWS maintains responsibility of “Security of the Cloud” - AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs all of the services offered in the AWS Cloud. This infrastructure is composed of the hardware, software, networking, and facilities that run AWS Cloud services. You are responsible for “Security in the Cloud” – the setup and configuration of AWS services.

Fear the we can’t go back

In the very rare instance that the cloud is not the right solution for your business, there is always a way back. You probably won’t want to do that, however you can feel more comfortable venturing off to the cloud knowing that your old physical servers are available to go back to.

In short, cloud migration may seem daunting at first but through thoughtful discussions with an expert and proper planning, you can better understand how cloud migration really works and decide on if it’s the right move for you.

Thanks for reading!

Leslie Brunsen, Project Manager