Cloud Migration has Lead Digital Transformation in 2020

Often, people shy away from cloud services because of the misconception that they are not as safe.  The reality is that we go through great lengths and frequent third party audits to ensure proper data segregation and security controls. US Signal has a team of Information Security Professionals that ensure technical safeguards are implemented on any technology that is utilized. US Signal’s Security Operations Center (SOC) utilizes a SIEM platform for centralized log collection to monitor deployed enterprise, cloud, and service provider technology to identify, correlate, and remediate any potential security incidents.

Misconception is that it’s inexpensive. That’s because cloud costs are frequently evaluated based on surface factors only, and not the totality of the solution being offered by a provider. Operational and environmental factors such as power plant diversity, redundancy, physical structure management, security, compliance, network diversity and the time that goes into managing the data center environment are left out of the cost equation. For many customers, their focus includes only compute, memory and storage costs—missing the true value of cloud computing.

Benefits

Cloud solutions are useful regardless of the size or type of organization. How is often the challenging part. That’s where an experienced partner provides value. Not every application makes sense for cloud deployment, and frequently, multiple cloud services and multiple providers need to still integrate with on-premises equipment to provide the best fit. If they can understand the structure of an application, the data associated with it and how the business is using it, they can define where the application should live. This principle cares little about the size or type of an organization.

That being said, we often see that startups and the SMB space are able to consume cloud services with more ease. Startups have the advantage, in that they have no legacy applications or infrastructure to consider. Small and medium-sized businesses typically have a lighter footprint, making it easier for them to shift with greater speed. Large enterprises often have legacy systems that need to be brought along, making them less cloud ready and the time to value longer.