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What enterprises are moving to the cloud.
There is no shortage of applications that make sense to run in the public cloud, but as enterprises move beyond testing, here are some of the most common applications that our customers are moving to the cloud:
Apps with Large Databases
For ERP and CRM Systems:
- Greatly reduce your on-premises hardware footprint by reducing both servers and storage.
- These applications can now benefit from the elasticity of the cloud, by easily adding more compute (for the application) or storage (for the databases) whenever needed.
For SAP Migrations in particular (read more here):
- Test large setups in the cloud without massive hardware procurement or disruption.
- Migrate existing SAP configurations to cloud quickly, easily.
- Upgrade directly to the cloud, taking on-prem R/3 to in-cloud S/4 HANA with minimal downtime and reduced risk.
- Quality access to resources that are (basically) impossible to exhaust.
- Anytime you need more capacity, more disk space, better GPUs, etc., they’re all just a few clicks away (or zero clicks away with the right automation).
- Seamless integration with your other resources, your enterprise yields unprecedented scale and agility, often leading to faster time to market, less bugs in new releases, and reduced lag between bug fixes.
- Test (or run workloads) in the cloud with write isolation (as in, production apps continue running while test-clones also run in parallel. On-prem data can be used in cloud testing but ultimately won’t be changed as a result)
- Encoding and decoding data streams, financial and/or billing calculations, or large Monte Carlo simulations require a temporary but concentrated spike of processing power to perform in a reasonable amount of time.
- Elastic scalability: as processing power varies up or down, servers can easily be added (or removed) from the mix in real-time (this can often be automated, too, further saving IT cycles).
- Major costs savings, because instead of investing in (and then maintaining) powerful on-premises hardware, you’re just borrowing what you need, when you need it, from the public cloud.
- HR departments command an impressive portfolio of workloads: recruitment management, relocation, benefits administration, human capital management, finance and accounting, SCM/procurement, expense reporting, time management, and so it goes.
- Applications are critical to the business, but they’re also used sporadically and have low performance requirements, making them an ideal selection to offload from on-premises and into the cloud.
- Offloading these applications means that IT can reallocate this hardware to applications that require more steady computing power, or decommission the hardware altogether. Either scenario means time and efficiency gains for your IT department, without any noticeable change in performance from end users.
- Software that drives most end user’s day-to-day: instant messaging, web conferencing, file sharing, project management, and email.
- Placing these workloads in cloud regions that better align to all your users, regardless of geographical sprawl.
- All end users will enjoy native-feeling performance from anywhere
- Mitigate the likelihood of remote users (or departments) circumventing official systems and processes that are making their day-to-day challenging.
- Leverage the unlimited scale of public cloud to parallelize development/testing tasks and increase agility.
- Right size your datacenter
- Burst into cloud during peaks