As organizations worldwide become tech-upgraded and have been transitioning to cloud computing as part of their IT optimization process, cloud investment has begun to drive businesses forward.
While there are several cloud service providers, cloud migrations can be complex if you do not have a proper plan.
Successful cloud migration requires a robust strategy. You need to evaluate your need in the new space your switchover mechanisms, and define the workload. Arrive at how much data needs to be transferred, how to migrate the data, and at what speed could help meet your business goals. Meanwhile, you need to consider factors like cost-effectiveness and evaluate on-prem and Cloud costing.
Not all apps are cloud-friendly. Do a thorough analysis of the complexity of the cloud transition and implementation. Will the applications need a redesign? And if yes, at what complexity level? Companies need to select the correct amount of memory resources and ensure a good network and connectivity for data and app transition and transmission.
Ask the right questions to the service providers. Gauge your needs, support, security, and compliance. Figure what type of cloud environment best suits your needs - public, private, or multi-cloud? What level of support can it provide through the transition? Does it use outdated or updated technology? How would they adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of tech updates?
This is a vital part of the transition - how safe is your data in the Cloud? Make sure you use a verified cloud service provider. And this should be undertaken during the strategy stage itself. With cyberattacks and most companies opting for a remote work model, security breaches have become rampant today. It's crucial to prevent data leaks and thefts. Use techniques like multi-factor authentication, secure user access, and provide anti-phishing training to employees. Also, go through the vendor's security policies and regulatory compliance.
If the cloud-computing service experiences crash or has an outage, ensure you have a backup strategy to get out of the crisis. This will ensure your employees have continued access to data and there is business continuity. Forecast, outline, and address the security issues and risks. Create a data recovery plan and design a system. Test the plan and run the DR tests every quarter. In the meantime, monitor the backup infrastructure performance.