The integration of IT systems into the cloud can be complicated. High profile press stories of companies losing millions of pounds highlight problems around migration leaving many nervous. However organisations are realising that moving to the cloud can help them reduce costs and achieve scale and flexibility.
There is increased pressure to do more with less and launch new services and applications quickly. Depending on the amount of legacy applications and complexity of infrastructure, it can take many months or years to fully move over to the cloud and it is not something that most organisations can do in one step.
The best way for a business to move to the cloud is to take a step-by-step approach and move one application at a time. By working in partnership with SSP, legacy and cloud infrastructures can be complementary to each other. This can not only fill infrastructure gaps, but help companies upgrade and rebuild their information architecture.