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Cloud transition strategy and planning


Unlock productivity benefits of the cloud.

Cloud is changing the way Australians do business. Federal, state and local governments are grappling with cloud-first policies. Companies across industries are migrating their intranets, email servers and other business-critical functions to the cloud.

Analyst firm Gartner predicts that within three years, a corporate no-cloud policy will be as rare as a no-internet policy is today. So, if moving to the cloud is inevitable, what is the smartest way to transition? How can organisations minimise security concerns while maximising adoption and return on investment?

The answer is simple: careful planning and a robust cloud transition strategy.

Hybrid or full cloud solution?

If you aren’t ready to migrate all of your data to the cloud, Antares can help you plan for and implement a hybrid cloud solution. Some of your data is stored in the cloud, and the rest remains on-premise.

This is one of the most popular approaches for transitioning to the cloud, as it allows you to move at your own pace. To find out more about the benefits of choosing a hybrid cloud solution, download our whitepaper: Unlocking the hybrid cloud data advantage.

Benefits of moving to cloud

Cloud computing saves businesses time and money. It improves cash flow, increases efficiency and boosts productivity. Here are a few other benefits:

  • Flexibility: By using shared resources, automated distribution of cloud services provide only the services users need.
  • Cost effectiveness: Only pay for the services used, reducing overall service costs.
  • Safety: Cloud computing can be more secure than any other traditional IT infrastructure.
  • Employee mobility: Cloud computing gives users the freedom to access important files, software and services anywhere, anytime and any device.
  • Employee collaboration: When files and documents are hosted in the cloud, virtual teams can collaborate in real-time.
  • Simplified maintenance: Cloud computing suppliers take care of server maintenance so you don’t have to.
  • Eco-friendly: Moving to the cloud can reduce carbon emissions and energy usage by up to 75 percent in small to medium enterprises.

Why Antares?

As one of Australia’s leading cloud implementation partners, Antares will help your organisation:

  • Understand its computing capabilities and infrastructure
  • Identify how much data it has, and what should be stored in the cloud
  • Articulate how the proposed cloud solution and strategy will complement its strengths
  • Develop a cloud transition strategy that aligns with your business objectives

The leading cloud solutions are built on Microsoft technologies including Azure and SQL Server. It makes sense then, to work with a provider with recognised Microsoft product knowledge and expertise. Antares is a Microsoft Gold partner, which represents the highest level of accreditation possible within the Microsoft partner network. To work with us or to find out more, get in touch today.

Did you know?

Our team of highly skilled consultants specialise in delivering SharePoint solutions both in on-premise and Cloud environments as well as providing solutions around BI & Data Analytics, Custom Application, Mobility, Migration and Managed Services.