We've been talking a lot about Cloud migration in recent months. The topic is especially relevant to PowerObjects right now, as we're smackdab in the middle of our very own migration from an On-premises version of Dynamics 365 to the Cloud-based version. If you're interested in following our story, check it out here: PowerObjects' Migration to the Cloud.
In today's blog, we thought it would be a good idea to resurface one of our recent whitepapers, Does Your Dynamics 365 Solution Belong in the Cloud? Although this paper focuses on a Finance and Operations deployment, the message is universal because regardless of your organization's focus or industry, there's a very good chance a move to the cloud is worth considering as a potential next step in your growth.
It describes in detail the different deployment options available. They include On-premises, Cloud, and Hybrid, and the potential benefits and downsides of each type of deployment are explained. None of the three is right or wrong in every situation – it all depends on organizational needs, objectives, and aspirations. A good Microsoft Dynamics 365 business partner will never push you towards a deployment that isn't best suited for your organization.
At the end of the day, the world is moving towards the cloud for a reason. It offers secure and redundant storage, and it's more readily available across devices and geographies. In an increasingly mobile world, businesses are learning the most effective ways to take advantage of this newfound mobility to remain competitive while reducing overall costs.
One of the best features of Microsoft Dynamics 365, at least from a flexibility perspective, is that you're not forever stuck with the deployment option your business initially selects. Many organizations start with an On-premises deployment and then, as their business grows and their needs change, they migrate to the cloud. As stated earlier, we at PowerObjects are a living, breathing example of just such an organization. To track our migration progress, click here.
To learn more about deployment options and what a Cloud deployment could mean for your business, click here to download the whitepaper.
Enjoy reading, good luck, and as always… happy D365'ing!