The 8 Benefits to Switching to an Omnigo Cloud Solution

Omnigo has been providing software solutions to organizations and communities for decades. Over that time, our team has developed a unique perspective about the adoption of cloud technologies across the markets we serve.

 

For agencies wondering if the Cloud is right for their organization, keep reading to learn the benefits of moving your Omnigo solution to the Cloud.

 

1. Speed

The speed difference between Cloud and on-premises is particularly pronounced in new deployments that require new infrastructure, but it’s also a factor in existing IT environments that are always changing, because, in the Cloud, they’re able to change much faster.

 

2. Software Updates

When you adopt a Cloud solution, software updates are included and performed automatically and transparently. In some cases, Omnigo offers dedicated hosting solutions that allow explicit control over change windows and updates.

 

3. Cost Reduction

Considering the effort required to deploy on-premises hosting infrastructure, it’s no surprise there’s also large upfront investments required.

 

In the cloud, you provision only what you need. In modern elastic deployments, additional capacity is automatically added and subtracted on an as-needed basis, eventually leading to exceptionally large cost savings in compute, storage, and networking capacity.

 

4. Scalability

Capacity needs change over time, and it’s important to adapt to a new reality that requires more capacity from the IT infrastructure. The cloud solves this problem by allowing immediate upsizing and downsizing of computational, storage, and networking resources.

 

5. Troubleshooting and Resolving Issues

By having customers both on-premises and on the Cloud, Omnigo can quantify the difference between reaching a support ticket resolution for a Cloud customer versus an on-premises customer. Despite our efforts to minimize this difference, advantages of the cloud -- such as witnessing and monitoring issues raised by customers in real time -- provide undeniable efficiencies.

 

6. High Availability and Disaster Recovery

High availability and disaster recovery are two different things but grouped together here because they’re typically solved with replication. Replication allows users to continue service in case of temporary failure of an infrastructure component by rerouting to another. It also allows users to recover from a deeper, catastrophic failure scenario.

 

Omnigo’s Cloud Systems are designed to be replicated across availability zones, offering high levels of availability even in cases of significant data center outages.

 

7. Mobile

Mobile and cloud go hand in hand. The easiest way to deploy scalable Internet accessible infrastructure is via the cloud. Creating publicly accessible on-premises infrastructure creates significant challenges in the areas of networking, security and scalability, all of which are much easier to solve with a cloud-based approach.

 

8. Security and Compliance

Cloud technologies significantly simplify security and compliance programs primarily because users are offloading them to entities that make huge investments in this area and execute at an enormous scale. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud all have the resources to maintain ultra-secure datacenters in undisclosed locations with armed guards and state-of-the-art security technology. It's not hard to see how difficult it would be to create the same security controls on-premises.

 

It’s Time to Move to the Cloud

For those agencies that would be starting on the cloud, there are no real disadvantages or risks to hosting your Omnigo solution in the Cloud. For agencies considering a move of your Omnigo solution from on premises to the Cloud, the biggest risk is the miscalculation of time and effort needed to execute the migration. Omnigo will be there to support the migration.

 

Want to learn more? Check out our guide, “Why Your Organization Needs an Omnigo Cloud Solution.”