The pandemic witnessed a surge in remote working, bringing the need for enterprises to adopt digital transformation quickly and effectively. Maintaining business continuity and resilience became a primary objective of the organization.

Business leaders realized that achieving enterprise-level scalability, security, performance, and automation was possible only with moving their workloads to the cloud. This momentum towards the cloud is predicted to continue in the coming months too.

In a recent study, Gartner identified seven key workloads that enterprises can move to the cloud now:

Mobility – Mobile applications, especially those that enable employees to access critical organizations’ services and data, are indispensable to remote working. This makes the cloud an ideal back end for supporting mobile solutions.

Collaboration and content management – The cloud-based collaboration enables effortless remote access and meet resiliency requirements, too. Microsoft Office 365, iWork, and Google G Suite are just three examples of such enterprise applications. Their success is a testament of the benefits these cloud-based collaboration platforms bring to organizations. With security and compliance governance assurance, the cloud has proved to be a secure platform with easily manageable access controls.

Video conferencing – For remote workers around the world, videoconferencing is another important tool for collaboration. The high demand for networking bandwidth makes hyper-scale cloud providers well-suited to reliably deliver video conferencing solutions.

Virtual desktops and remote workstation management – A virtual desktop solution, or desktop virtualization, is a tool used by IT administrators to remove the physical desktop/laptop from the desktop environment facilitating remote working – individuals can now access their applications and documents and stay connected from any location.

Scale-out applications – Scale-out applications are those that benefit from adding additional computing resources to satisfy increases in demand. The demand for scale-out applications has inspired organizations to migrate data center applications to cloud platforms.

Disaster recovery – Gartner predicts that 50% of organizations will increase their budgets for cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) solutions by 2023. Many enterprises are evaluating cloud-based DR solutions to be ready for any future disaster situations. Now is the perfect time to deploy these solutions.

Business continuity solutions – Business continuity ensures that business processes continue functioning before, during, and after a crisis. A robust strategy and the right adoption partner would help the enterprise continue its business operations as normal even in the unpredictable future.

There are many options available today for Enterprises to move their workloads to the public cloud and be ready to tackle any future disruptions. Reach out to your technology partner and assess the viability of moving your workloads to the cloud.

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