Why are Software Houses afraid to migrate to the cloud?

Michalina Staszewska Michalina Staszewska

Cloud computing is becoming the standard for IT infrastructure for many companies. However, this does not alleviate concerns about migrating to the cloud. In conversations I have, Software Houses, responsible for developing applications for end clients, have the most concerns. So why are they so afraid of migrating to the cloud and choosing traditional server solutions despite their many drawbacks? One might say that familiarity makes everything easier to implement, but is that really the case? Find out for yourself by reading the entire article.

Software House’s Most Common Concerns

I’ve divided all concerns into several sections to make them easier to address.

Uncertainty Regarding Technical Skills

The market is abundant with traditional solutions, for which there are many free instructions and courses. Consequently, the number of specialists in these areas is also increasing. Software Houses fear that their current IT departments may not cope with the new challenge of cloud computing. The most common concerns revolve around issues related to FTP protocols or deployment. Developers are convinced that these elements differ significantly from traditional solutions.

However, it turns out that this is not the case. Functionalities are very similar, and infrastructure management is equally intuitive.

Uncertainty in Cloud Configuration

Another objection I often hear is the difficulty in choosing the right cloud components, such as disks, servers, or services. This is understandable. AWS alone has over 200 different services, not to mention their configuration possibilities.

However, there are certain “classics” that correspond to traditional solutions. Understanding them takes time. The simplest way is workshops with specialists who have migrated or built environments from scratch.

High Initial Cost

Price comparisons between the cloud and traditional servers may raise concerns about the high cost of maintaining a cloud environment. However, companies do not consider one important issue, which is investment.

Migrating to the cloud is an investment. I won’t deny that the cost of entering the cloud can be significant, but over time, it decreases. This is all thanks to the flexible approach to its expansion. Additionally, after deploying the environment, we only pay for the resources and storage space actually used.

Lack of Knowledge in the Development Team

The necessity of handling the cloud despite the lack of experience in the development team can be another obstacle in the migration process. However, it’s the same with the cloud as with other technologies. Everyone starts learning them at some point, and these are not forbidden topics.


The worst thing you can do is not to make changes in the environment because developers are reluctant to use the cloud. I agree that those overseeing the IT environment are important, but infrastructure, website, or application are even more crucial. They are the ones that mainly bring returns on investment.

What are the solutions? Very simple:

  • Training and developing programmers’ cloud competencies
  • Consulting with cloud computing experts to choose the right services
  • Long-term cost analysis associated with the cloud compared to traditional servers
  • Gradual deployment with the involvement of experts (e.g., us) in the cloud area

And no, you don’t have to change the entire IT team 🙂 The right people who will guide your organization through the entire migration process or point out the appropriate solution are enough.


It is necessary to overcome concerns related to technical competencies, choosing the right solutions, and understanding the costs and benefits associated with migration. Such actions require time and commitment, but they can bring significant benefits in the long run.

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