Cloud computing is considered one of the most reliable and secure technologies today. And it isn’t as hard to use or expensive as some believe. It’s simply computing where services like servers, data storage and applications are easily, and securely accessed via the Internet. If you aren’t sure about using cloud computing, consider the benefits it provides.
There are many more great reasons to move to the Cloud. However, as mentioned, migrating your data and applications to the Cloud isn’t easy. You should rely on a Cloud Migration Specialist for this.
This is a very brief overview of the steps your migration specialist will take. Every migration is different and must be customized according to the organization’s operations and goals.
Your migration specialist will be moving your data, applications and other IT solutions from your onsite location to the Cloud. Or, if you have a cloud solution, migration might involve moving this to another cloud environment.
The Assessment – He will assess your current infrastructure to identify any unique requirements that should be accounted for during your migration. Interoperability between your systems and seamless Integration between the old and new system is the goal.
This is important to develop a strategic IT roadmap for the migration and determine if any re-architecting of your current IT design is required. The transition assessment ensures business continuity during and after the process and that your short-term and long-term needs are addressed.
The Process – With the right set of information your migration specialist can work with the cloud provider on the requirements to host your infrastructure on the Cloud and determine what internal teams will need to accomplish. He will guide and optimize the integration with the cloud ecosystem to ensure your workload migration is successful.
The Evaluation – The evaluation ensures he has used the right metrics for the successful deployment and implementation of the cloud service. It will identify, and limitations that will prevent 100% success, resolve them and assure the value delivered by the cloud solution is realized.
The Migration Specialist will consult with and involve you and your designated representatives before, during and after the migration. You will be part of the assessment, process and evaluation. Effective communication is a critical piece of any successful cloud migration project. After all, you know your business best and what you’re looking for from the Cloud. Your migration specialist will help you get there.
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