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Firm canvasses business transition to cloud

By Adaku Onyenucheya
20 September 2022   |   3:44 am
Layer3Cloud, a local Cloud Service Provider, has advocated the transition of businesses and organisations from on-premises IT infrastructure to cloud environments for the safety of data as well as growth of digital resources and revenues.

Layer3Cloud, a local Cloud Service Provider, has advocated the transition of businesses and organisations from on-premises IT infrastructure to cloud environments for the safety of data as well as growth of digital resources and revenues.

The firm’s Product Manager, Yusuf Abdulazeez, said cloud technology offers numerous benefits to organisations that choose to utilise it and enables businesses to quickly scale their digital resources, cut operational costs, keep their data safe and secure and ultimately grow their revenues and profits.

He said companies across the world are realising the gains, with many of them moving their data and workloads from on-premise IT infrastructure to cloud environments.

According to him, about 60 per cent of corporate data is now stored on the cloud and 67 per cent of enterprise infrastructure is now cloud-based.

He said the demand for cloud technology is rising with the expansion of the global market for it, noting that the cloud computing market is set to grow from $445.3 billion in 2021 to $947 billion in 2026 —a significant increase by any standard.

“Many businesses that want to switch to the cloud are at a loss as to how to do so. Some fear that the process will be costly, cumbersome, and time-consuming. They assume that the transition will require more from them than they are able to give. As a result, they choose to retain their data on older storage systems, despite the fact that they are not as efficient and flexible as cloud solutions.

“Organisations do have a part to play in the process of moving to the cloud. It is up to them to determine what needs warrant their movement to the cloud. Some aspects of business operations are more likely to require a transition to the cloud than others. They include marketing, human resources, communications and finance,” he said.

Abdulazeez said Layer3Cloud is helping businesses in Nigeria transition to cloud from planning to post-migration assistance, adding that organisations are increasingly aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to them.

“Organisations often struggle with the details of housing their data in the cloud. This need not be the case. They can get help with this from a Cloud service provider, preferably one with a solid portfolio and years of experience in the local market for cloud storage and computing,” he added.

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