Today, business around the globe are continuing to adapt to the cloud system at a rapid pace. As per the recent report by RightScale, nearly 95% of the businesses, especially the SMEs, are more than willing to use cloud services. Whilst cloud migration offers many benefits, the task of migrating to the cloud is not as easy as it may sound. The task is extremely process-oriented and, if not carried out carefully and precisely, may cause unpleasant consequences. It is best advised to leave the job to a professional cloud migration service provider that has the best technical knowledge and skills to carry out the task seamlessly. In this blog, we enlist a few valuable tips to help you migrate to cloud the right way.
Decide What and How You Want to Migrate to the Cloud
When it comes to migrating to the cloud, we suggest our clients to not blindly jump onto the bandwagon just because others are doing so. We strongly recommend the businesses to first carefully weigh the pros and cons of migration and examine how migrating to the cloud will benefit them.
Once you are absolutely certain about going ahead with the transition, the next step is to decide what exactly you want to move to the cloud, whether you want to move all your data, only a few selected applications, or a portion of your IT infrastructure. Today, a lot of business opt to move their IT operation to the cloud mainly to reduce the operational cost and retain their competitive edge.
So, we strongly suggest that before you actually the move, you first decide, how to move, what to move and when to move.
1. Collaborate with the Best Cloud Service Provider
Choosing the right cloud partner can be an overwhelming task, given the fact that there are literally thousands of cloud applications and service providers to choose from. It is best to choose a reputed and well-established cloud migration service provider. A smooth transition to the cloud depends a lot on the service provider. Reputed service providers not only guarantee that the migration process is completed smoothly but also work to the best of your interest.
2. Always have a Backup Plan
Never underplay the possibility of failure in the process. Make sure that you always have a backup plan or an escape route to safeguard your data in the event of any breakdown during the migration process. It is best advised to seek a written confirmation from the service provider that in case of any unexpected incident or while quitting the cloud, you retain the complete authority over the data. Also, ask the service provider if they have the right set-up to undo the process and recover the data correctly and fully.
3. Provide Appropriate Training to your Staff
Its pivotal that your IT and networking staff has all the right knowledge about the functioning of the cloud system. Make sure that you conduct appropriate training for them with the service providers to hone their skills. This will not only help in smooth transition but also help you avoid any post-migration hassles.