An honest observation from IT services in the Philippines: It looks like organizations are eager to migrate most of its SharePoint workloads to cloud services. That’s why we are wondering, “Why did Microsoft devise a ‘hybrid architecture,’ and how will businesses benefit from it?”
The truth is that many organizations can transfer some of SharePoint’s functions to the cloud, while some even function well if they remain in on-premises SharePoint.
Things to Consider in SharePoint to Microsoft Office 365 Migration:
It seems that the most commonly stated reason for keeping data on-premises is its relative safety. However, in reality, there seems to be less danger in the cloud. And, if businesses use a hybrid model, they will have to practice procedures as if they have fully migrated to the cloud.
Some regulatory requirements are much more practical to achieve in the cloud. Let’s say for instance, RMS is often required for compliance; and, in the cloud, this type of configuration can be disregarded.
Being Able to Customize
In reality, there are tasks that are more suitable for cloud hosting than others. A number of businesses have dedicated a portion of their budget to a highly customized Intranet and it seems that most are in an older version of SharePoint.
The Ability to Integrate to a Line of Business
Users are used to rapid intranet load speeds, which may be hard to achieve via cloud hosting. Also, performance may be a challenge, if you have any line of business integration in mind.
Team Sites are, most of the time, quite direct in their configuration and use unique designs. This is a situation where an organization might decide to migrate and/or adopt a hybrid model, and retaining their intranet on-premises. An additional benefit of a gradual or partial migration is that end users, IT pros, and web developers will begin to adopt the new ways of working over a period of time.
One of the main challenges keeping organizations away from using the hybrid model is because it is quite technical to use. From a user perspective, the integrated search is probably the strongest edge. However, shared services in a hybrid environment need to be set up. And afterwards, once these are set up, the search software needs continual access to the source data; so the organization is going to require complex firewalls to allow the official access while preventing outside hazards.
Is It Worth It to Upgrade… Then Afterwards, to Move?
Do you think that the on-premises version of SharePoint creates a difference to the decisions that were already made about going hybrid? Microsoft’s “cloud first” prototype as well as the latest mechanism for upgrades, is predicted to bring a crucial degree of robustness. And so, we may expect lower prices of ownership to SharePoint in the coming years. So in general, what we suggest is that most organizations should upgrade their systems before they decide to implement the migration to hybrid architecture.