What is Cloud First?
Cloud First is an IT strategy for considering a cloud-based solution over all other options, such as on-premises or in-house infrastructure. This strategy can be applied to new products, upgrades, or modernization projects. Due to the lowered cost of cloud computing, many organizations have found that adopting a cloud first strategy helps them to reduce costs by cutting out expensive and burdensome on-premises technology stacks. On the cloud, businesses of all sizes can access cutting edge technologies and expertise without investing in individual team members to implement, maintain, and secure applications. In a quickly evolving technology landscape, a cloud first approach helps organizations stay at the forefront of new developments and maintain competitive advantage.
Business benefits of cloud first strategy
- Improved recovery abilities
- Reduction in human error