Cloud Migration: 5 points to remember
It’s that time of year when you are starting to formulate plans and think about how you’re going to grow and develop your business in the coming year and beyond.
Migrating your IT solutions and applications to the cloud may help you achieve your business goals. But with such a range of cloud options and a wide variety of managed service providers, it’s important that you take time and consider your options before leaping forward.
By now, we figure that you’ve probably had enough already of New Year resolutions and far-fetched goals that, let’s face it, are going to be a struggle to achieve. So instead we’ve come up with 5 simple points to remember as you plan your migration to the cloud.
- Choose wisely: You don’t have to move everything to the cloud!
If your first instinct is to make the change gradually, then follow your gut. Think carefully and choose the appropriate applications to move to the cloud; understand the business and technical reasons for migrating first. If you’re not sure about the best way forward, do some research and talk to some providers who can help you make the right decisions.
- Not everything is equal: Your business apps are not all the same, and therefore their move to the cloud should each be different. You must also assess the different cloud options and figure out which one, or combination, is best for your business.
- Security is paramount: Risks and compliance issues are important, and any potential problems need to be identified at the outset to ensure a smooth and secure cloud transition. Make sure you work together with accredited organisations who you know you can trust.
- Remember to fine tune: There are plenty of applications that will need some adapting and tuning if you are to make the most out of them in their new cloud environment. Don’t forget that this might also include solutions that you have never previously customized.
- Just ask: Don’t be afraid if you don’t know, or just aren’t totally sure. Migration to the cloud isn’t simple and we know that, so we’re here to help.