A lot of organisations are De-clouding recently. Keep reading to know why they are opting to de-cloud.
For securing, storing and managing the business data, companies prefer Cloud-based services as the best option. Cloud-based services help to increase the speed, security and scale almost instantly. Due to this, a lot of businesses have adopted the Cloud in their business.
However, the hype created around the Cloud, and the benefits of Cloud, have made the businesses blind towards their requirements. Many companies are moulding their needs to fit the Cloud instead of making the Cloud adapt to their needs. In some cases, this has led the organization to migrate their whole business onto a cloud. This, in turn, has incurred a lot of other significant losses.
It is excellent that the company leaders have understood and have started adopting a hybrid approach. They have begun taking Cloud where it can best support them and physical storage where it is safest to keep it on-premise. There are a lot of enterprises which are de-clouding or Cloud repatriation their data. It is to create a cloud strategy which perfectly fits the objectives and goals of the business.
Following are some of the primary reasons because of which businesses are De-clouding:
1] Higher Cloud Costs
The most discussed and advertised feature of Cloud is its cost-efficiency and beneficial ad, compared to owning and operating data centres. Although on-premise data centres are expensive, all the costs are known upfront as compared to the hidden costs involved with the Cloud. To cover up the Ongoing Operation Expenditure (OPEX), Cloud Providers hide the substantial costs with attractive low on-boarding costs and capital expenditure (CAPEX). This is where businesses go wrong.
They need to realise that cost-cutting won’t happen by migrating the whole data centre. Instead, it will happen by using what is required in both Cloud and the data centre. For all the companies who store data in the Cloud, it is necessary to implement a well-thought cloud governance programme.
Let us take the example of Dropbox. The company saved more than $74.6 million in two years. They did this by cutting off their operational expenses as it de-clouded from AWS into their own data centres.
2] Extra Cloud, Extra Security
A business has to face a lot of security issues as its cloud contains all the business services. There are very few Cloud Service Providers who will be able to implement the right security. This security will thus protect every aspect of the company. But, with so many different security requirements across a business, a multi-cloud setup would be required. It is because one cloud provider is not enough. A multi-cloud approach is one of the best methods to make sure that the sensitive data of the organisation is secure.
A physical data centre, on the other hand, gives an evident view of the security processes. For instance, the opening and closing of doors can be seen. With the increase in security risks, companies are quickly getting conscious about the security measures which they are implementing.
A mix of both on-premise and in the Cloud gives the companies the ability and confidence to react quickly to the needs of the customer.
3] Risk reduction
De-clouding helps to reduce and manage the risks by avoiding complete downtime in case an operator goes down. Therefore, the customer doesn’t have to wait for some days to get a solution or a new service. Therefore, keeping the facilities both on-premise and in the Cloud is hugely beneficial for keeping the customers happy. Usually, Cloud Migration is easy, cheap and efficient. But, with the rapidly growing traffic on the internet, there’s a limit to the pressure that the Cloud can handle. Also, the difficulties caused by Internet failure can bring about significant damage the businesses if not mitigated properly.
To sum it up, the businesses should compulsorily implement a hybrid model. This will help them take advantage of both Cloud and on-premise facilities. This will facilitate them to serve their customers in the best way while protecting both the monetary value and security of the business.
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