Concerns associated with maintenance of critical hardware and lack of in-house abilities to stay updated to advanced solutions led to the concept of migration in the IT industry.
While the IT industry offers many innovative solutions, cloud happens to be one of the most-sought trends for any IT firm, irrespective of its size.
Migration to cloud keeps you away from hassles associated with time and space-consuming IT hardware, besides offering you internet and digital driven on-the-go solutions over the network.
This boosts the pace at which IT processes execute, be it developing new applications, ensuring continuity in services, scalability and round-the-clock availability and ability to stay updated.
But, one has to accept the fact that migrating from old to new process definitely involves a step-by-step procedure and adoption of best practices that can ease implementation.
Here we will see the top five best practices that make cloud migration easier than ever!
1. Choosing a Right Provider
Choosing a right service provider matters a lot in cloud shift trend. Though every provider has enough capabilities that a client might need, there will definitely be one aspect that makes a difference between one and the other, in line with your requirements. So, it is recommended to check capability, suitability, time required for migration, budgets, security among other factors before finalizing on a cloud service provider.
2. Planning & Strategy
This is key to process and cloud migration is no exception! But, migrating to cloud from a traditional IT environment means moving your IT infrastructure base onto the network with few limited to offline. So, this requires a collective planning & strategy involving managers, in-house infrastructure experts and other related stakeholders.
A clear and planned communication makes a process smooth and hassle-free. Same is the case in migrating to cloud. A detailed communication about the benefits of choosing a cloud environment over a non-cloud or non-traditional It environment among business partners, teams, managers, among others is key to successful cloud migration to reap the actual potential of the cloud shift trend.
4. Pilot Testing
This process prepares all the related stakeholders to expect the benefits that the new cloud environment would provide upon migration. Experts recommend migration of easily-adaptable and least-sensitive applications first for easy and hassle-free implementation and minimum disruption. The process also shows your organizational preparedness for full-fledged adoption and also helps you in assessing the providers’ capabilities.
One major benefit associated with cloud migration is automation. Migrating to cloud enables you to automate a huge number of processes that demand manual operations. This indirectly reflects in the way and speed processes get executed. But, the true success of this practice lies in the preparedness to adapt to and learn automation, which might require changing old structure and architecture to fit in automation. No worries, cloud handles it!
These five best practices define the success of a cloud migration process!
Everywhere it’s the cloud shift trend! All you need to do is reassess your capabilities, ability & flexibility to move from traditional methods and openness to make necessary cloud infrastructure spendings to ease your success path.
Sai Nikesh D is a senior content writer at the Veritis Group working on technology, news & other collaterals.