Many companies operate applications that are critical to their business in their own computer center. But in times of crisis, limited accessibility leads to challenges. The four measures described below make it possible to quickly migrate business applications into the Cloud.
There are good arguments for providing critical applications in the company's own premises: data sovereignty, control and established processes for configuration and management. But in exceptional situations - for example if many employees are working from home - this setup can lead to significant challenges.
For example, when systems can only be accessed by VPN or in the company’s own network for security reasons. But many companies have not set up VPN connections for all of their employees, or such connections only come with a limited bandwidth.
Often, the Internet connection in the home office reduces app performance because some client/server applications are optimized for network access and require a lot of bandwidth. In addition, certain applications can only be used remotely via terminal servers. This can have a negative impact on the efficiency of employees working from home, if they cannot copy and edit documents on their desktop, for example.
Therefore large-scale remote access means that applications must be made available via the Cloud. The Azure platform provides companies with a multitude of options for the short- or medium-term migration of apps.
The following four measures are recommended: