Posted by Indusa Admin on May 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Don’t let a gut intuition be the sudden impulse behind migrating to the cloud. While scalability, speed of deployment, and cost savings top the list of business drivers, a growing number of enterprises view cloud computing as a key enabler of business transformation to boost customer engagement, forge new partnerships, and fuel competitive advantage. While all this may sound enticing, migration is tricky and needs a strategic approach. CIO Senior Writer Clinton Boulton, while talking about the 2017 cloud trends, mentions that Forrester found that 38% of 1,000-plus North American and European enterprise infrastructure technology decision-makers said that they are building private clouds, with 32% procuring public cloud services and the remainder planning to implement some form of cloud technology in the next 12 months.
So where does one begin? According to a 2013 report from the Cloud Standards Customer Council, start first by thoroughly assessing enterprise applications to determine which workloads can benefit most from early migration to the cloud. Next, by taking into account the total cost of migration, and the time and effort taken for application redesign, application performance and availability, security privacy, and regulatory requirements.
Cloud Migration Troubleshooting Tips
A robust enterprise strategy for migration must identify problems with existing applications and provide sufficient business justification that the cloud is the right strategic alternative. The approach must also describe the current state and demonstrate the advantages of cloud computing that not only reduce costs, but also deliver significant business value.
However, very often while migrating to the cloud, enterprises run into several challenges that include understanding the business drivers, choosing the right technology, and opting for the right migration plan. Listed below are four mistakes that are commonly made while migrating to the cloud, and the corresponding troubleshooting tips essential for a successful migration:
Be Cloud Prepared
Moving to the cloud requires you to be sufficiently armed with a robust plan for implementation of the new solution. Several migrations fail for a number of reasons: from migrating everything in one go, to blindly following the bandwagon, to not having a migration checklist in place, to insufficient due diligence. Successful migration requires you to carefully consider each application and see what works best for that application (and your business). Understand your business drivers, study your current infrastructure, conduct a readiness assessment, set a realistic migration plan, and be cloud prepared.
About the Author – Neha Kumar
Neha Kumar is a digital media evangelist and marketing professional. She overlooks Indusa’s content management, social media, online events, email marketing, blogs, digital campaigns, lead generation and inside sales activities on a broader scale.
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