Cloud enablement is the whole process of transforming the IT and data center of an organization into a cloud-based environment. In other words, cloud enablement involves the process of analyzing a company’s data set, then migrating a portion or the entirety of its IT infrastructure, software and applications into a cloud-based platform. These cloud platforms include public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud environment, as the needs might be.
Cloud enablement allows an organization to deploy and operate its software and resources through the cloud. It shifts the in-house IT infrastructure to a cloud-hosted platform. A cloud-enabled organization is one that depends on a cloud service provider for its IT services. There are several cloud models and implementation methods. However, an organization becomes cloud-enabled once its data center has been migrated to a cloud solution platform. At this point, IT elements such as servers, & data sets and applications can be remotely accessed and hosted over the internet.
Digital technology and cloud computing are fast becoming key factors in the development of businesses all over the world. Cloud-enabled organizations stand out in their several industry sectors due to the several benefits enjoyed by the cloud solutions provided.
- Cloud-enabled organizations enjoy a high level of accessibility to files and applications. Employees are able to access information from the cloud at their convenient time, place and device.
- Cloud-enabled organizations rarely suffer miscommunication as employees have unrestricted access to the central database of the company.
- Cloud computing also allow for flexibility when it comes to scaling up or otherwise.
- Cloud enabled organizations find it easier to respond to market demands and innovation.
Cloud technology enhances IT management and provides flexible access to the organization’s database. Cloud computing is the major driver of digital transformation in commercial and business optimization.