How to Plan the Migration of Your Business to the Cloud
You do have a few things to remember, think about and consider before migrating to the cloud. If you do so, it can help you benefit much better than if you go unplanned before using cloud servers. Listed below are the aspects to plan and consider before your business’s migration to the cloud:
Choosing a Cloud Service Provider
Whether you want to go for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform, choosing which service provider to go for before migrating can be beneficial. While AWS is the #1 cloud service provider, you can work it out in terms of cost, convenience, list of products and services, etc. Being clear on who you want to trust for your data and network migration is an important step in migrating to the cloud.
Understanding Your Purpose
Before migrating to the cloud, you could get an internal audit done as to what services you need to use in the cloud. It could be content delivery for an app that gets used 24/7 worldwide, storage, file sharing, machine learning, world-class security features and services, etc. So, be sure on why you want to migrate to the cloud. Defining your purpose of moving to the cloud beforehand can save you a lot of cost and make your process more efficient.
Using a Hybrid Solution
Migrating to the cloud need not be a be-all and end-all solution. You can move part of your most important operations to the cloud and keep the other processes in-house on your on-premise networks.
A hybrid solution can also be a very convenient option for your business than a cloud-only or on-premise network only solution. You can decide which cloud services you want to use and for which part of your workload you can keep on your on-premise network.
Hiring and Staffing
Migrating to the cloud will change the way you hire and appoint staffs in your organization to some extent. While you won’t need routine maintenance staff that you would hire for on-premise data centers, you may hire certified developers, engineers and architects based on the cloud services you will be using.
The cloud will make it very cost-efficient for you in terms of hiring and staffing. So, be prepared, work it out and plan well ahead as to who and who you will need to hire before moving your business to the cloud. Pre-defining your hiring process can be a highly beneficial step to take before migrating your business to the cloud.
Working Out Costs
Cost of running an on-premise network or data center can be far higher than a shared environment as cloud servers. The costs also depend on the type and scale of cloud services you would want to use in your business. So, going through the price list, charts, freezing on the extent or items of use beforehand and working out the costs before migration can be a very useful, beneficial and profitable exercise.
Migrating to the cloud is a crucial step in scaling your business. Working out the prerequisites can come handy and ease the process of migrating to the cloud.
Migrating to the cloud is a process that can require huge technical expertise and the help of professionals. So, contact us at [email protected] or visit us at www.twilightitsolutions.com to leverage our expertise into building your cloud computing environment.