Cloud & Data
Cloud migration offers robust benefits to modern enterprises. Develop your cloud application using products of the most reliable cloud providers: Microsoft Azure or AWS.
What are the benefits of on-premises to cloud migration?
Disaster recovery is a huge advantage of cloud computing. As your data is replicated off-site and geo-synchronized, it can be easily restored. With on-premises data centres, you need to take care of the data backups yourself, or else you lose access to them in case of emergencies. The cloud means fewer reasons to worry!
Reduce or eliminate the need for high-maintenance, expensive on-premise hardware. With lower upfront investment and operational costs, cloud-based infrastructure is an excellent choice for many businesses. From a long-term perspective, cloud migration can help you better manage both your finances and resources.
Cloud solutions are just for you if you’re running any business operations requiring a non-stop continuity of service. Within the cloud, your data is replicated in multiple locations across the globe. That means it’s available 99.9% of the time, no matter the circumstances.
Scale up or down your computing resources, databases, and storage – the cloud is almost infinite. Moreover, most cloud providers offer a flexible, as-needed basis of payment options. Compared to on-premise, it means more control over the infrastructure when your business grows or changes.
Cloud service providers offer a wide range of services, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, that improve managing large amounts of data. Take advantage of the possibility to store and analyse data more efficiently to make better-informed decisions that your business demands.
Why choose if you can have the best of both worlds? For some enterprises, a combination of a public and private cloud is a great solution. You can protect sensitive data in on-premise data centres and access them via online applications. There are different migration strategies – decide whichever suits you best.
Mateusz JanowiczDevOps & IT Support Specialist
Cloud appliacation development
We can take full responsibility for our custom web or mobile app development process, and seamlessly implement cloud-based solutions into your product.
To meet our client's business needs, we mostly work in a Software-as-a-Service cloud computing model. This approach allows you to build applications for business process automation, CRM, ERP and more.
For the back-end migration, we usually opt for .NET deployment. Our DevOps team works with Terraform, Kibana, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCi, TeamCity, and Github.
Choose your cloud provider
Cloud transformation of a web price comparison engine
Rachuneo.pl is a Polish fintech startup that helps consumers find the best deals on phone, internet, electricity, and gas bills. To build a scalable SaaS solution, we led the migration from third-party servers to Microsoft Azure, a top cloud provider in finance, and .NET for efficient backend development. Our team also handled product design, making subtle design touches coherent with Rachuneo's visual identity.
The 5 pillars of cloud infrastructure
Achieving maximum cloud performance is a process. From expert consulting to a fully managed service, we can help you each step of the way. For now, let's start with key insights into the fundamental pillars of cloud computing.
FAQs answered by our experts
Why is on-premise to cloud migration so popular?
Cloud and on-premise are very different hosting models. Enterprises run their intranet applications on-premise, which means they're accessible via physical storage that is hidden somewhere in the attic or basement of the building. This solution, however, comes with some problems. You have to manage, repair, and update the hardware. Businesses often want to push these costs and responsibilities onto a third-party cloud vendor. Within the cloud, we can buy either data space or computing power. When the application is uploaded to the cloud – we no longer need to worry (and pay) for physical infrastructure.
Is the cloud expensive?
The cloud can optimize your costs compared to on-premises infrastructure. Hardware is usually very pricey and requires constant attention from a team of experts who maintain it. Meanwhile, cloud providers offer flexible pricing models, and the cost depends e.g. on the time of usage (in seconds, minutes or hours). You can also choose the type of resources – more expensive ones guarantee that the solution works 99.99% of the time. We use specialized calculators to count the final price of cloud usage, so we can estimate how much the cloud will cost you right here, at hero/dot.
What are the key differences between a private and public cloud?
In general, private clouds are dedicated to internal users – members of the company. They use the same technologies and approaches associated with the public cloud, but it runs on your company’s infrastructure. Therefore, you need to have physical servers to run a private cloud. Meanwhile, the public cloud is by default available to external users. It requires less financial investment as you don’t need any physical infrastructure. So if you want to build a solution just for your company’s internal use, you might want to consider a private cloud. On the other hand, if you have a product for customers in mind, go for a public cloud.
What about cloud security?
When it comes to it, opinions are divided. There’s an ongoing discussion if it’s best to have an on-premise or cloud infrastructure. Today, the security of cloud solutions is really advanced, but data breaches do happen. For some industries, like banking, fintech or healthcare, where the degree of data privacy is crucial, keeping confidential information in the cloud might be risky. For most businesses, however, cloud security is sufficient – with responsible usage and the appropriate level of expertise from a person who configures it. Moreover, cloud providers use advanced security measures and comply with the law regulations of the region – like GDPR in Europe.