What Is Cloud Enablement?

You probably already know what cloud computing is. Cloud computing comes with a wide array of benefits that vary between users, but there are a few that are pretty consistently cited.

Cloud enablement is the process of analyzing an organization’s existing landscape, then architecting, deploying, and operating a portion of or its entire in-house IT infrastructure, software, and resources to either a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment. A cloud enablement initiative can encompass migrating servers, operating systems, databases, business applications, and more to the cloud.

What are the business benefits of cloud enablement?

  • Cost Savings
    • Less hardware spending
    • Predictable pricing model
    • Lower IT budget
  • Availability
    • Accessible anywhere
    • Guaranteed uptime
    • Facilitates remote working
  • Disaster Recovery
    • Saves time spent on on-site backups
    • Data and applications available remotely in an emergency
  • Scalability
    • Unlimited storage capacity
    • Scalable to meet changing needs
  • Security
    • Protected 24/7
    • More secure than on-premise
    • Monitored for new threats or vulnerabilities