SOURCE: Cumulus Global

October 16, 2015 12:20 ET

Keeping Cloud Migrations Affordable

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - October 16, 2015) - A silent trend in cloud computing for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) is the rising cost of migrations and data integration. While many cloud computing costs have dropped, the cost to get data into the cloud continues to rise at a steady trend.

The reason for the increase is complexity.

SMEs are moving more workloads and more data into cloud solutions. These systems and data must co-exist and work together as well as they do on-premise. Where 12 to 18 months ago, SMEs were moving email, calendaring, and contacts into the cloud, today SMEs are also moving complex file systems and, in some cases, key line of business applications. It makes sense that moving a user’s full environment is more costly than moving just email.

Is Value Increasing?

Even though costs may continue to rise, the value of moving should rise even faster. Moving multiple workloads and data sets to cloud should support key business objectives and should lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over time. The value proposition is unique to each SME and should be considered when looking at broad cloud adoption.

Mitigating the Cost of Migration

Structuring your cloud migration to maximize near-term and long-term value delivers an ROI on the change that should cover your migration costs. Even so, there are steps and you can take to mitigate migration costs.

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Contact Information

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    Allen Falcon
    Cumulus Global
    PO Box 1129
    WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581-6129