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Best Practices for Cloud Migration


Best Practices for Cloud Migration

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As companies are migrating their IT workloads to the cloud, there is a need for managing this transition. A recent study suggested that almost 41% of an organization's workloads will be migrated to the cloud by 2020.

Cloud Migration is the process of shifting an organization's resources, data, services, and applications to the cloud. The important aspect of the migration is to ensure that the on-premise workload is reduced and transferred to the cloud. But this is not a straightforward process.  Security is a major concern for organizations, and in this blog, we share some of the best practices that organizations need for secure cloud migration.

Cloud Migration Best Practices


  • Creating a roadmap for the migration strategy
    A comprehensive roadmap for cloud migration helps companies understand the vision, scalability, security, and governance aspects involved in the transition. Companies should start the migration process only when they have a clear roadmap.

  • Developing a Cloud Governance Framework
    Considering that compliance and security are among the top concerns for companies moving to the cloud, it is critical to create a cloud governance framework. The framework helps companies understand the risk of trusting data and applications to third-party services. It helps in realizing the structures, roles, responsibilities, plans, objectives, and measures.

  • Optimizing the Network
    Choosing the right network is crucial to gaining the trust of organizations. Their biggest worry is not having a secure and fast network to carry the load of the resources.

  • Empower the team
    A cloud migration strategy requires a team of experts who have the required skills to help in moving to the cloud. Training the team is one of the most critical parts of the cloud migration strategy.

  • Leverage Automation
    The major challenge of a cloud migration strategy is downtime or service disruptions. In a bid to minimize disruption and boost the efficiency of the cloud migration process, companies should leverage automated tools as much as possible. It helps to speed up the process and also reduces the cost and risk involved.

  • Examine Cloud Utilization
    Once the cloud transition takes place, companies can plan clearly and prioritize as per their requirements. A central dashboard would help users understand the data and performance of applications.

The Benefits of Cloud Migration:

  • Scalability
  • Agility
  • Reduced Hosting Cost
  • Recovery
  • Security


The Challenges of Cloud Migration:

  • Increased Downtime
  • Data Loss
  • Security and Compliance
  • Resource Management


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Watch out for this space for more updates. Worried about your cloud migration journey? Reach out to us today and, we will show you the way forward.