Switching to the cloud is easier with integration platforms
Switching to the cloud is easier with integration platforms

Businesses already leveraging a suite of network applications across legacy infrastructures have the opportunity to augment their production by transitioning to a cloud service. Smaller businesses preparing to increase the services they offer can also benefit from the cloud's scalable storage options. Advances in database technologies are making it easier for IT managers and decision-makers alike to customize their digital architectures. 

Transitioning to the cloud for more options
Getting to the cloud, however, requires some research on the part of the business owner. According to TechTarget, integrating the cloud with legacy equipment has become a standard in the IT industry. Different strategies, such as easy-to-use cloud-based applications, are being formulated that make it simpler for enterprises to leverage a new infrastructure option, even those that lack a certain level of tech savvy.

The source reported that platforms used to facilitate smooth integration of new cloud technologies are gaining traction. Once an organization has effectively deployed a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) strategy, the evolution of cloud services allow for further customization of the new infrastructure. For example, businesses have the option to leverage database administration services, which connect big data to a team of database experts that help categorize information.

Services gained with a cloud infrastructure
By implementing this strategy, organizations are not required to do a bulk of their own customization, as the service provider typically assists with this process. Concurrently, with SaaS, organizations are able to focus on ways that they can manage their infrastructures internally because their time will no longer be taken up with standard IT concerns.

"[Cloud] integration platforms are more programmable, more customizable to handle not only a wider assortment of off the shelf apps, but a huge assortment of custom apps that were developed within organizations," Jeff Kaplan, managing director of THINKStrategies, told the news provider. 

Forbes noted that as a resource, the cloud is also capable of helping smaller companies adjust to changes in market value. Fluctuating prices of a developer's services, for instance, can incur sudden new memory space requirements. With scalable storage and flexible architecture, businesses will be able to fluidly move between projects that legacy storage cannot provide.

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