Most businesses will be in the cloud in the next 5 years: Is it necessary to leave aside their local infrastructures?

The use of cloud technology in today’s business environments is one of the most talked-about realities in the technological world. Due to its characteristics of versatility, availability, agility, and cost-effectiveness, among many other aspects, the cloud has been considered for years as the “must-have” IT service for organizations.

Undoubtedly, the 2020 pandemic gave an incredible push to the transformation of the business model of many industries and implicitly catapulted the cloud as the basis for achieving the flexibility with reliability that businesses needed for their new models. This global emergency not only demonstrated the necessity but also the preference of many users for the benefits of the cloud.

Nevertheless, many organizations are finding that, although they plan to be in the cloud in the next five (5) years, perhaps the adequate response is not a 100% transition of their infrastructure.

For example, in the recent survey conducted by Hornetsecurity on the adoption of hybrid cloud(1), although 93% of organizations expressed the intention to adopt the cloud over the next 5 years, 2 out of 3 organizations indicated that far from seeing the hybrid environment as a “Frankenstein” product of the pandemic, they are considering it as the destination of their IT infrastructure.

To reach this conclusion, numerous factors are mixed, such as:

  • The difficulty of determining the best time to move and whether it is better to migrate in phases or in a single movement.
  • Industry regulations that limit the handling of certain types of information in public infrastructures.
  • Existing software in the company, vital for its operation, not designed for the cloud environment.
  • Concerns related to information security, privacy, and access controls.

These drawbacks in some cases are real, but in the vast majority, they are limitations that are adequately managed by experts or are related to perceptions generated without data-based foundations.

Managed service providers have a great opportunity to handle this type of objection in businesses of all industries and provide them with the possibility of taking the step towards the cloud, to the extent that it is most suitable for their businesses.

At Intcomex Cloud, we offer you the best cloud solutions for your customers, with the support of cloud experts through our Professional Services. With our support, your customers will receive the best guidance and service from you to achieve the transition to the cloud that fits perfectly with their specific characteristics and needs.