Cloud computing is no longer just for leading edge technology companies or for organizations boldly going where only few have dared to go before. Cloud computing and its wide range of cloud solutions has become a stable, secure and mature commodity accepted by many organisations and regulators around the globe. This makes cloud a very interesting alternative to in-house IT infrastructure as it is more reliable, more flexible, and more secure.
Why migrate to cloud
The cloud services provide many benefits to all kind of industries and company sizes. The table below focuses on the benefits of cloud for small and medium enterprises and the impact on the organization if migrated.
Quick provisioning of servers, storage, software, and network components within minutes, allowing to only pay for what is actually needed and grow the IT with changing requirements.
Firms can adjust its IT to organisational or business changes more quickly and trying out new ideas without lengthy IT planning and long-term commitments.
Dedicated teams constantly manage and improve security controls certified by regulators and main standardising bodies. Redundant data centres located in Singapore.
Increased security baseline without losing control over systems and data. Potentially enhanced compliance with IT Risk regulations.
Managed high availability with built-in or ready-to-use fail over controls covering all IT components such as servers, storage, DBs, and network components.
Enables better business continuity management and disaster recovery.
No downtimes due to faulty equipment and fast recovery from incidents.
Reduced total cost of ownership due to more efficient support, no HW maintenance, less electricity costs, no replacement of end of life equipment.
Only pay for what is actually needed.
No need of investing into IT equipment hence less capital expenses (CAPEX). Also less operational IT expenses (OPEX) overall.
What to migrate to cloud
The journey to cloud depends on the goals and requirements of the outsourcing organization and determines the level of cloud outsourcing at a certain point in time. Whether you chose a one-time or a staggered migration approach, we support you on your cloud migration journey from start to end.
How to migrate to cloud
At Ingenia we use a standardized cloud migration approach which allows a tailored cloud solution to the migration level that best fit your organisation and at the same time will ensure an efficient and secure cloud migration.
To ensure proper governance and execution of the migration and operations.
Where available following the firm’s TRM framework. Alternatively we can help setup Technology Risk Management governance
To understand business needs and current (on-premise) IT infrastructure, as well as client’s risk landscape.
Design and build
Identify suitable cloud services and design cloud infrastructure; implementation of cloud infrastructure, including controls addressing identified technology risks.
To assess whether implemented system and processes meet business and security requirements, including integration into remaining on-premise infrastructure.
Migration of data and processes into new cloud environment;go-live procedure and handover to IT support (if suitable).
Operations and maintenance
To review whether processes and systems continue to operate as intended.
TRM & Information Security Governance