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The Strategic Importance of Cloud Migration for Teranet

By June 27, 2024July 9th, 2024Technology

Cloud migration has become an essential strategy for businesses looking to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. For Teranet, moving applications to the cloud is not just a technological upgrade; it’s a transformative initiative that enhances security, agility, and performance, benefiting both Teranet and our customers.

Why Move to the Cloud?

Cloud computing offers a myriad of advantages that traditional data centers simply cannot match. By migrating to the cloud, Teranet can leverage the extensive resources and advanced security measures of leading cloud providers like Microsoft Azure. This transition is crucial for several reasons: 

  1. Enhanced Security: With cyber threats becoming more sophisticated, the security investments made by cloud providers are vital. From a security perspective, Teranet will benefit from Microsoft Azure’s vast number of resources and investments in security – helping us stay secure in the long term and adapt to evolving threats. 
  2. Performance and Innovation: Cloud services provide access to cutting-edge technologies and capabilities that are challenging to develop and maintain in-house. This access will help Teranet meet the growing expectations of its partners and clients.
  3. Cost Efficiency and Agility: The cloud’s pay-as-you-go model allows for better cost management and resource optimization. Teranet can monitor and adjust its cloud expenditures daily, ensuring cost-efficiency and the ability to quickly provision resources as needed. This flexibility enables faster time-to-market for new products and services, a critical advantage in today’s competitive environment. 

As Amanda Will, Director of Commercial Solutions IT at Teranet, noted, “I’m looking forward to being more scalable and nimble in delivering IT Services by leveraging the DevOps tools with CI/CD to meet the needs of the business, including no downtime when promoting new enhancements.”

Guiding Principles of Teranet’s Cloud Migration

Teranet’s cloud migration is guided by several key principles to ensure a smooth transition and minimal disruption to business operations: 

  • Comprehensive Migration: Most applications will move to the cloud, with a select few remaining in a co-location facility. 
  • Operational Transformation: The migration aims to transform both IT and business operations, promoting efficiency and innovation. 
  • Minimal Disruption: Efforts are focused on minimizing disruptions to both business operations and clients during the transition. 

This phased migration approach, set to be completed by Q4 2025, ensures that dependencies and strategic goals are carefully managed.

The Human Factor

Cloud migration is not just a technological shift but also a cultural transformation. It changes how Teranet delivers technology, innovates, and operates. Teranet is investing in its people throughout this transition, recognizing that the success of this journey depends on the expertise and dedication of its staff. 

As Ravinder Singh, responsible for enterprise technology and operations at Teranet, stated, “As we come out of the COVID-19 window, our success during this period, like many companies, depended on technology, most of which was cloud-based. It’s clear that future investments in R&D and innovation are being directed towards the cloud. Cloud is a key enabler and a strategic theme for Teranet. This journey, which touches every system, person, and interface, requires everyone’s involvement to be successful.” 

Setting the Stage for the Future

Teranet’s move to the cloud is a strategic initiative that positions the company for future growth and innovation. By leveraging the benefits of cloud computing, Teranet enhances its security, performance, and cost-efficiency while ensuring that it remains a reliable and effective partner to its clients. The hard work and dedication of Teranet’s teams have been instrumental in this transition, setting the stage for a successful cloud migration and a bright future. 

Fariba Rawhani, CIO of Teranet, emphasized the transformative impact of the cloud: “Cloud is a cultural transformation that is disguised as a technology program. It will change how we deliver technology, how we innovate, how fast we move, and how we choose to move. It is positioning us for the future. This journey matters for Teranet as it improves our speed-to-market and agility to take advantage of new technologies.”