By migrating some or all of their digital assets to the cloud , businesses can achieve transformational results . They can move and innovate faster , modernize aging infrastructure , scale globally , get better insights from their data , and restructure organizational models to create better customer experiences . Over its 15 + years of experience helping thousands of organizations successfully migrate to the cloud , Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) has observed eight business drivers that emerge as the most prevalent motivators for migration .
Business drivers for migrating to the cloud
Agility & staff productivity
Improved security &
Hardware / software end-of-life
Data center consolidation
Going global quickly , mergers
& acquisitions ( M & A )
New technologies ( AI / ML & IoT )
1 . COST REDUCTION
Cost reduction is a major migration motivator , as retiring legacy infrastructure in favor of more efficient AWS solutions is virtually certain to bring costs down .