What is it?
Cloud native is a software development method that uses cloud computing to build and run applications specifically designed and developed for cloud environments. It allows for the movement of data applications into a cloud-based form. Cloud migration is moving services from on-site and collocated hardware to a cloud provider. Migrating your applications to cloud-native is a method that can be used by all companies, regardless of size. It allows companies to build and run scalable applications in a more efficient and cost-effective manner than on-site alternatives. There are several types of cloud migration that all offer their own benefits for the user.
What are the benefits?
- Easier and faster to scale
- More cost effective
- More secure
- Provides easy access
- The cloud is accessible anywhere
- Seamless integration empowers innovation
- Increases the effectiveness of IT processes
Cloud migration is easier and faster to scale than on-site alternatives. As a digitised method, cloud-native doesn’t require purchasing new physical servers for scaling. The required storage and software can be quickly and easily purchased or developed when scaling is required.
Migrating your applications to cloud-native offers cost-effective software development options for companies. With cloud-native the entire solution is designed for the cloud, making it completely compatible with cloud infrastructure. Cloud migration can perform on-demand scaling, meaning you don’t run at high capacity unless you need to, reducing cost through usage-based pricing; with usage-based pricing, you only pay for the resources you need.
With built-in security, cloud-native is a more secure software development method than on-site alternatives. Its distributed nature means all data types are stored in different sections of the platform, meaning there is no single point of failure. Cloud systems have built-in defence-in-depth architecture, end to end encryption, antivirus scanning, strict authentication and network monitoring.
Migrating to the cloud offers an accessible system. The cloud is accessible anywhere, making it easier to manage and coordinate with customers and employees without having to transfer data or files. This not only makes accessing data easier and safer but also ensures any authorised personal can access the system without needing to install new hardware, making it more cost effective. The seamless integration cloud-native provides empowers innovation and increases the effectiveness of IT processes.
Cloud migration over server instillation:
|Cloud migration||Server installation|
|Usage-based pricing means you only pay for the resources you need, as and when you need them.||You need to purchase and maintain all hardware and software. It requires substantial costs and workloads to keep it running.|
|Cloud services eliminate the need for new physical equipment for each new project or expansion. This enables easy scaling without unnecessary costs.||Expanding or taking on new projects requires new equipment, time and money, impacting a company’s ability to develop.|
|Migrating applications to cloud-native provides scalability meaning they can be quickly increased or decreased meaning changes in workload are easier to handle.||Installing a physical server includes issues establishing size and initial capacity. Scalability is difficult as it requires the addition of new hardware and software.|
|You can view critical information on dashboards relevant to maintenance and security making the maintenance process simple.||On-site servers need to be set up, maintained and scaled by employees regularly. This can be a time consuming and tricky task.|