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5 Reasons Your Business is Ready to Modernise on AWS

Cloud Bridge
Cloud Bridge


21st May 2024

As cloud innovators with extensive experience, Cloud Bridge has empowered countless customers to modernise and thrive in the cloud. We know exactly what businesses need to leverage cutting-edge technology solutions.

In the midst of digital transformation, IT decision-makers must recognise key indicators signalling the need for modernisation. With AWS’s Microsoft Modernisation Programme (MMP) and the rising demand for agility and innovation, now is the perfect time to assess your readiness for modernisation with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Here are five compelling reasons your business is primed for modernisation on AWS:

Legacy Infrastructure Holding You Back:

Relying on on-premises servers or outdated infrastructure impedes agility and scalability. Legacy systems often fail to meet the demands of modern workloads and become costly to maintain. AWS offers scalable, flexible cloud infrastructure, allowing businesses to modernise their IT environment without managing physical hardware. The Microsoft Modernisation Programme funds the migration of Microsoft workloads to AWS, covering:

  • App Modernisation: Transition your .NET applications to the cost-efficient, feature-rich open-source .NET platform.
  • Database Modernisation: Migrate your SQL server databases to Amazon Aurora for improved performance, scalability, security, and cost-efficiency.
  • Data Analytics Modernisation: Migrate your SQL Server data warehouses to Amazon Redshift for advanced big data analytics capabilities.
Lack of Financial Flexibility:

If your business operates on a Capital Expenditure (CapEx) model and seeks agility and cost savings, AWS enables a shift to an Operating Expenditure (OpEx) model. This transition allows for cost flexibility, eliminating large upfront investments, and providing recurring payments based on actual usage. Scalability is enhanced, resources adjust to business needs, and access to the latest technology and global infrastructure is facilitated. Our FinOps services offer better financial visibility and control over your environment.

Data Centre Constraints and Maintenance Costs:

Managing on-premises data centres presents challenges from high CapEx to ongoing maintenance costs, including eventual costly hardware refreshes. Migrating to AWS offloads data centre management burdens and leverages AWS's global infrastructure to enhance reliability and availability. AWS handles the heavy lifting, so you can focus on running your business. With pay-as-you-go pricing, you avoid hefty bills for unused hardware.

Desire for Increased Agility and Innovation:

In today's dynamic business landscape, agility and innovation are essential. AWS offers a range of services and tools designed to accelerate development cycles and foster innovation. By embracing a DevOps culture, businesses can update products rapidly, speeding time to value while reducing human error. AWS provides the building blocks for digital transformation, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve.

Scalability Challenges:

Traditional infrastructure often struggles with fluctuating loads, causing performance issues and wasted resources. AWS's elastic infrastructure allows you to scale up or down instantly, ensuring optimal performance and cost efficiency. Whether experiencing rapid growth or seasonal fluctuations, AWS provides the scalability needed to support your business objectives.

There you have it – five signs that modernisation on AWS is the next step: legacy infrastructure, lack of financial flexibility, the desire for increased agility and innovation, scalability challenges, and data centre constraints. Embracing AWS unlocks the full potential of the cloud, positioning your business for long-term success in today's digital world.

With AWS’s Microsoft Modernisation Programme and the drive for innovation with emerging tech, now is the time to embark on your modernisation journey and harness AWS's power to propel your business forward.

Find our more about our Modernisation Services and start your journey today.