Businesses have long understood the powerful benefits of cloud computing. The cloud provides a reliable compute platform that virtually guarantees up-to-date, best-in-class, anytime capabilities, delivered securely and cost-effectively. Increasingly, companies are embracing the cloud to deliver an enormous range of apps and services, especially in light of its growing acceptance by the compliance community.
Cloud models have matured quickly, but moving business applications to the cloud are still typically complex, and many companies are understandably daunted by the challenges they anticipate. As with any transformational project, considerable commitments of time, labor, and budget are required—and with those commitments comes the element of risk.
Why organizations drag their feet about upgrading to the cloud
Companies considering moving to the cloud have a few common concerns, including the following:
- Manual effort. Upgrading to the cloud means migrating three key components: on-premises configurations, code, and data. Managing these can require considerable manual effort and often involves unanticipated errors and application rework.
- Complex integrations. Most companies will retain some systems on premises, requiring integrations that can add to the cost and time of the upgrade.
- Multicountry environments. In addition to establishing new cloud environments for development, test, and production, many organizations need to deploy in multiple countries, requiring duplication of effort.
Given these challenges, the costs to the organization of upgrading applications to the cloud can remain stubbornly high, and implementation cycles can belong.
Why it’s worth it
Despite these real challenges, upgrading applications to the cloud is well worth the effort and cost. The benefits of delivering applications via the cloud are many, but three stand out.
- The cloud requires little maintenance.
- It shows a strong return on investment (ROI).
- It delivers unprecedented scalability and accessibility to services.
Here’s a great example from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: 95% of cyber attacks are on systems that have had patches available for nine months or longer. Companies’ IT departments simply don’t have time to install them, or they don’t know about them in the first place. On the cloud, cloud providers distribute patches immediately—it’s very much to their benefit to do so. And security is much higher on the cloud than most companies can achieve on their own. In fact, the cloud provider takes care of everything underlying the app layer, including all aspects of security, uptime, racks, cabling, switching, and more. If you still have your own data center, you have to deal with all of these things. Thus, upgrading your apps to the cloud can reduce your labor costs significantly over time.
Wipro QuMiC brings automation to cloud upgrades
And there’s more good news. The powerful new platform is making upgrading to the cloud afar less labor-intensive and costly proposition. You’ll still save plenty once you’re there, but now, thanks to Wipro, you’ll save on the cost of getting there, too. Wipro’s QuMiC (Quick Migration to the Cloud) automates the migration of configurations and data, and the deployment of code to the cloud, including data validations and reconciliations, making these tasks easier than migrating between data centers.
When you upgrade to the cloud with QuMiC, you’ll gain greater precision and reliability at a lower cost, helping your company gain business value fast, instead of overspending on cloud implementations. QuMiC works for any industry, and it comes with pre-built integrations for manufacturing, tech, retail, energy and utilities, and communications, along with standardized templates to enable faster rollouts.
QuMiC’s prebuilt integrations forOracle ERP systems allow cloning of environments and faster multicountry rollouts, eliminating duplication of effort. For organizations moving to Oracle Cloud, this means faster go-to-market and improved delivery efficiency at a lower cost. By relying on QuMiC to simplify and streamline processes, you can upgrade to the cloud with confidence and turn your attention—and your investment—to focusing on important business initiatives.
What QuMiC means for Oracle on-premises customers
QuMiC automation can reduce cost and implementation effort by up to 30%, and its prebuilt integrations ensure faster multicountry rollouts. The result is a stronger ROI for your Oracle Cloud investments and shorter time to market. QuMiC also significantly reduces the risk of error, ensuring delivery efficiency and predictability throughout the entire implementation.
Step one: start now
Your most important step is the first one. Simply put, the sooner you get started, the better. You can add new capabilities over time, start upgrading your apps and services to the cloud now to start realizing the benefits. Keep in mind that upgrading to the cloud is a journey, not a destination.
Oracle and Wipro are here to help you gain the wide-ranging benefits the cloud has to offer, and QuMiC can help simplify the process enormously, so you can upgrade to Oracle Cloud faster. Find out how QuMiC can help your business achieve powerful cloud benefits starting now. Visit our website. [https://www.wipro.com/en-IN/applications/wipros-qumic/]