As modern companies look towards the cloud as the future of their business infrastructure, cloud migration is one of the biggest prospects and challenges for any modern organisation.
There’s a lot to consider for any business looking to migrate to the cloud. However, there are several steps that you can take to ensure that your business’ cloud migration strategy is successful.
We believe that the cloud is the future of all business infrastructure. That’s why in this article, we’re going to take you through the nine best steps to ensure success when undertaking cloud migration.
Your business purpose is the reason that your company was originally founded. It sets you apart from other companies and ensures that your company remains on task to achieve what it was created to do.
Ensuring that your business purpose is well-defined when migrating to the cloud ensures that none of the essence of your company is lost when making the move over. It allows you to ensure that your business is still focused on the core tenets it was founded on, even with a new infrastructure.
Understanding why your company wants to move over to the cloud and having a clear vision of what you expect to achieve post-migration is vital to ensuring that the process is successful and beneficial to your company in the long term.
By identifying your specific goals and objectives, your company can know exactly what it wants to achieve. That way, you can ensure that you’re making the right decisions to carry out your vision.
Setting measurable objectives will also help you measure the success of your migration strategy — tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) in the measurable areas that you expect to improve performance in when migrating to the cloud will help you ensure that the process is beneficial for your company and successful.
There are many cloud providers that are available for your company, and choosing the right one may seem tough. The best way of knowing what you need is by getting in touch with a migration provider — like ourselves.
We’ll be able to guide you through the whole process and ensure that your business achieves exactly what you desire from migrating to the cloud, whilst also providing support throughout the process and afterwards.
There’s no need to worry about going through the process alone, as we’re here to help guide you through and ensure that everything is on the right track.
There are four types of cloud environments that are generally available for businesses to choose from:
There are also three deployment models to choose from:
With so many options, finding the right choice for your business is easy! Just get in touch with us, and we’ll be able to walk you through the best steps for your organisation.
The next step is knowing how you’ll migrate over to the cloud. This is crucial, as it will define the process that your business will undertake.
Doing so will require evaluation and planning, but there are a number of options that you can take here. Your cloud partner will be able to help you work out which migration method is best for your organisation and help you evaluate and plan thoroughly to ensure that the process is successful.
Your data migration plan is essential to being able to migrate effectively. This is essentially deciding how your data will be migrated, and there’s a host of different options to choose from, some of which include:
Once all of these things are decided, you can undertake your migration plan and finally migrate your infrastructure to the cloud.
Ensuring to follow these steps is crucial, as your migration may be unsuccessful if you don’t strictly adhere to the plan and objectives that you’ve laid out.
After having migrated your business to the cloud, test your cloud deployment against your migration objectives and KPIs. Ensure that the benefits that you expected from the migration are what the migration is actually achieving, and adjust accordingly if not.
Even after this, continuing to test and adjust as your business moves forward is important for the longevity of your institution’s success. As you move forward, you can optimise parts of your business to ensure that your costs are low and your security posture is strong.
Moving over to the cloud can be a tedious and difficult process for any organisation, but a solid plan and a helping hand can help take the strain of the process away. If you’re looking to move over to the cloud, we’re here to help.
Our expert team will be able to guide you through the whole process of cloud migration, and act as your partner — to ensure that your migration is successful. From your migration strategy to the minutiae of your cloud environment, model, and deployment method, our team has your back.
Get in touch today and see how we can help.