Now businesses are focused on adopting a cloud-first strategy, moving beyond compute, storage and network benefits. Cloud-native is where you build and run applications completely in the cloud – no infrastructure is required.
By having your applications and systems in the cloud, you can easily take advantage of new technology. By being completely serverless, your employees can work faster and more flexibly. As your business grows, it gets easier and it eases the changing market environment. By not relying on on-premises infrastructure, your organization becomes more flexible while reducing spending on IT.
Businesses are also increasingly looking for cloud-native applications to take advantage of technologies such as serverless computing, machine learning, and IoT.
But how do you know that this approach is right for you and your organization?
1. Effective people
Willis Towers moved to Watson Cloud to be more flexible and make employees more effective. They were using more than 80 on-premises servers to store and process analytical capabilities for data that help insurers accurately calculate reserves and prices.
By becoming cloud-native, employees are more efficient meaning they can now do the kinds of tasks they could not do when they were using on-premises systems, such as providing services to SMBs in new markets do.
“With Microsoft Azure, we have the agility and scale to respond to project demands very quickly,” says Greg Matsukovic, director of Global Solution Architecture, Insurance Consulting and Technology.
The best part is that it makes it easy to operate remote and flexible. 79 per cent of UK employees believe that flexible work makes them more productive, which is important to ensure you set up your teams for success – being cloud-native will help you.
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CEOs to lead financial meetings using Surface Hub. 2. Connected customers Finestra asta leaders in financial software and cloud solutions wanted to encourage open-source collaboration for their Fusionfactor.cloud development ecosystem. By moving FusionFabric.cloud to Azure, the organization has increased customer access to the platform tenfold.
At the same time, our customers will be able to leverage fintech innovation in our familiar and stable workflow environments. ”
Finastra found that Azure integrated its development tools, while implementing a microservices-based, cloud-native architecture.
3. Secure Business
In the NCSC survey of cyber security breaches, 42 percent of SMBs identified at least one breach or attack. In 17 percent of those cases, it took a day or more to recover. By being on the cloud, you remove one point of failure. And with instant backup, you are up and running before you know.
Azure is built with security to help you detect, protect and respond.
Azure Sentinel takes advantage of scalability and flexibility from being cloud-native as well as the power of AI to make your threat detection response faster and smarter. Microsoft Threat Expert is another cloud solution that adds context-rich intelligence to enhance your security.
The cloud has a lot of security benefits. It also makes it easier to manage users, data, and access, meaning that your employees can get by focusing on the core of your business and get back to doing more of what you love.
4. Efficient growth
Because you have the power of new technology, you can take advantage of things like AI or machine learning to gain insights and innovate quickly. And there is no need to hire an entire team of data scientists to implement it.
This opens up a whole new potential for us to move into market and data monetization, and becomes a pre-eminent software player in global financial services.”
Being cloud-native, there are hurdles in accessing state-of-the-art technology. By improving access, it makes it easier for you to innovate and make your business successful.