The Essential Cloud Migration Strategy
More and more companies are migrating their applications and services to the cloud every day, yet there are still millions of organisations around the world that rely on difficult to use and outdated legacy systems. It’s important to understand the basics, what cloud migration is, and what your business stands to gain before making the decision to move forward.
What Is Cloud Migration?
Put simply, Cloud Migration is the process of partly or completely moving your digital assets, services, data, and applications from being hosted internally, to being hosted on a secure cloud-based environment. Successfully migrating your business to the cloud offers better scalability, reliability, redundancy, with the added benefits of increased availability and provisioning of your assets and applications across your entire organization.
With careful planning, analysis, and execution – Cloud Migration can have many benefits for your business.
The Benefits Of Cloud Migration
Monitoring and upgrading internal servers and software is time consuming, expensive, and often frustrating. Sometimes you can’t plan when upgrades need to happen, which adds further strain. With the right cloud provider, you no longer need to worry about the underlying infrastructure as it’s all done automatically.
Less Operational Costs
The majority of companies that have migrated to the cloud have greatly reduced the amount of money spent on IT operations, as the cloud provider handles maintenance, backups, and upgrades for you. Now you can spend more time focused on improving your businesses needs while developing new and innovative products, rather than keeping things maintained and running correctly. The other major draw card here is you’ll only pay for what you need, countering seasonal demand and giving you the ability to scale or down as required by your business.
Better Efficiency and Mobility
One of the greatest benefits with Cloud Migration is how it removes your region-specific dependencies, allowing you to create a distributed and collaborative team across the world – where everybody can securely connect via any allowed device.
Accelerate Updates and Adoption
Running your business via the cloud allows your organization to adopt new and emerging technologies faster, while enabling cost effective last minute technology adoption in response to business opportunities or customer demand.
In summary, businesses usually migrate to the cloud to improve operational performance, agility, and workload scalability, but other benefits can include;
- Reduced risk to your business
- Higher resource availability
- Improved agility and flexibility
- More stable and secure infrastructure
- Easier monitoring and logging
Migrating to the cloud offers immense tangible value to your business and it’s easier than you think with Crowd Machine.
4 Easy Steps You’ll Need To Take For Successful Cloud Migration
Migrating your business to the cloud requires you to consider several factors, and to ensure the smoothest and best migration outcomes, we recommend sitting down with a Crowd Machine expert and discussing your Cloud Migration strategy to ensure all aspects are handled correctly.
1. Discuss your goals.
What are you hoping to see with your business in regards to performance gains? Consider what current infrastructure you want to keep offline (if any) and what needs to be moved online. Establishing internal business goals will help you measure if the migration was successful or not.
2. Create a customized strategy.
This is where you sit down with a Crowd Machine Cloud Migration expert and work out what’s important to you and your business, and establish a timeline for what needs to be done, when it’ll be done, and how it’ll be done. During this step, it’s crucial to evaluate and identify your current applications and systems to ensure there won’t be any compatibility issues. Identifying any possible problems in the beginning will ensure anything that needs to be reconfigured can be done so early on to avoid downtime and complications later on – this will result in increased efficiencies after the Cloud Migration is completed.
3. Copy and move your data and business assets.
After you’ve got a timeline in place that you’re happy with, your cloud provider will now work you to replicate existing databases online, and refactor or rewrite any applications that are being taken online as well. All of this is done continually throughout the migration process, making sure that everything remains up-to-date and active, ensuring no downtime to business-critical processes. You’ll often find that most businesses keep their legacy systems in place for a set time after cloud deployment as backup or as a hybrid cloud setup.
4. Switch from on-premise to cloud.
The last and most exciting step, your cloud goes live and the Cloud Migration is now complete.
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The Right Cloud Service Option For Your Business
Choosing the wrong platform, or worse, a business that lacks the technical expertise and know-how to successfully move your business to the cloud can end up being a risky, time-consuming, and very expensive process. Crowd Machine goes beyond with improved operational speed, performance, scalability, with added security and stability.
With Crowd Machine you’re able to shorten the time required to migrate your business to the cloud, without losing any of your existing functionality and stability within your existing systems.
The Crowd Machine platform offers extensive capabilities that include;
- A simple and friendly user interface that helps IT professionals and business users collaborate easily and more efficiently – using a range of visual tools that deliver results faster.
- Preserve legacy stability, while adding agility and functionality with tailored applications that can automate and simplify your daily workload.
- Highly scalable applications that can meet the needs and requirements of any business.
- Create new intelligent services and applications that reduce overall business costs and lower time and efforts required to manage particular systems.
- Adapt to any technology or process and remove your dependence on siloed applications, data silos, and other outdated and inefficient technologies.
- Better control and connection of your business. With Crowd Machine, your entire network of systems and applications, from general data and information to aspects relating to customers and employees, can be managed and controlled from within Crowd Machine.
The bottom line is that your business will thank you after you make the move. Find out more here or by contacting us using the form below and scheduling a platform demonstration.