Points to consider while migrating to the cloud

According to an ETCIO survey, 37% of enterprises planned to move anywhere between 25-50% of their workloads to the cloud last year. While cloud adoption is on the rise, implementation still remains a struggle for many enterprises. According to a RightScale research report, companies had the following concerns around cloud adoption:

  • Lack of resources or expertise
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Managing costs
  • Complexity
  • Governance & Control
  • Performance

So how can you execute a smooth transition to the cloud, while addressing these concerns?

Establish a detailed, step by step migration approach with the following elements:

  • Have an IT assessment performed; thoroughly examining and understanding the present IT Infrastructure environment would be a good starting point to develop a migration strategy
  • Work on a plan that preserves IT infrastructure investments already made and prepare a roadmap for upgrades and additions for the present and future needs
  • Understand and define data security & privacy needs; this will help determine what can move to the cloud and what cannot
  • Assess application compatibility, utilization aspects, platforms needed and availability needs
  • Define operations management and monitoring needs
  • Identify the right cloud architecture – private, public or hybrid
  • Estimate and compare both technological features & cost effectiveness amongst different cloud options & choose the most suited
  • Choose the most appropriate cloud orchestration methods to adopt
  • Prepare a phased transition and test plan

It might be prudent to engage the services of a trusted and experienced solution provider, with the right skillsets, to assist with the entire migration process, end to end, and to provide post-migration operations support.

To understand how Precision’s Infrastructure Management Services can assist in defining & implementing your organization’s cloud migration roadmap, please write us at dm@precisionit.co.in or call us at +919176632573

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