In today’s fast-paced digital era, nearly 9 out of every 10 enterprises use at least one cloud application. Thanks to its greater productivity and lower costs, enterprises around the globe are migrating applications to cloud platforms.

Enterprises need scalable bandwidth to support large volumes of digital content and applications, so they are moving to a new hybrid cloud network model. In this model, applications are provided from a cloud service layers that links private and public cloud infrastructures.


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Though Cloud migration has several benefits, it does come with its own unique set of challenges. In some cases, these challenges are forcing enterprises to skip the cloud infrastructure completely.

Challenges

Keeping the operations costs low

Huge Bandwidth requirement leads to more complexity and higher operational costs. This includes capital expenses for training and additional equipment costs that often result in increased network complexity.

Minimizing downtime

One of the major challenges for enterprises in cloud migration is to minimize downtime. Network outages can be devastating and causes significant loss of revenue and massive disruption to business operations.

Protecting the data from cyber-attacks

Today, Cyber-attacks and data breaches are increasing at an alarming rate. Recent WannaCry ransomware that caused havoc around the world has affected more than 300000 computers. Annually, Cyber-attacks create nearly $100 billion damage to the US economy. This emphasizes the importance of security in cloud architectures.


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Scaling the network

Most companies can’t afford to wait for 45 to 60 days to implement a simple network bandwidth increase by the service providers. Enterprises need the capability to build and scale the network on-demand in real-time.

Enhancing network performance

Enterprise applications that run in the cloud infrastructure have to deliver the same performance as those running on local servers. This requires low latency, high throughput and high availability of network. They should handle dynamic bandwidth and changes in network topology.

Final Thoughts

To overcome all these challenges, enterprises should work with an experienced partner who can guide them in every step. We offer innovative cloud migration services with interactive tools to help you effectively plan, validate and migrate your data quickly and effectively.