Busting Five Major Myths about Cloud Migration

The trend of cloud migration continues to rise upwards in 2021. However, some enterprises hold some misconceptions regarding cloud migration or cloud computing, and some resist giving it a try because of some widely held false beliefs. Let’s have a look at five of such misconceptions or myths that is quite common in the business world of today:- 

Migrating enterprise workloads is risky and expensive

It is true that migrating enterprise workload can become quite complicated and can put your data and applications at serious risk if it is not adequately planned and doesn’t get executed correctly. Cloud migration complexities will not rise if organizations plan for new computing, network, and storage infrastructure. Taking the help of experts in the field is always advisable to deploy, quantify and test cloud systems efficiently.  

Moving to the cloud threatens user control.

Losing control by migrating to the cloud seems to be true in some cases; when cloud migration occurs, the in-house IT teams remain service subscribers instead of system and storage administration. IT staff are very much used to on-premise management; with a cloud environment, they require the expert consultancy advice of Cloud service providers whose fees per session are pretty expensive. For this reason, at times, businesses feel threatened by the cloud or resist moving to the cloud.   

The cloud starts cheap but gets expensive, really fast.

Within the cloud, the cost seems unpredictable and is always on the rise due to its use cases such as performance, retention settings, and service levels. Based on data growth, data movement between tiers, and restores, its cost can increase month by month. To pick the best cloud ties for your organization, you need to find the costs/performance ratio that arrives from calculating performance levels and the service price you will pay for a specific workload.  

On-premises storage is safer than the cloud.

This one myth has refused to end; it is a purely false conception about cloud services. The belief that on-premise data is more secure than its counterpart comes from the traditional view held for data security. Cloud is as secure as on-premise; since it is made of software, it is much more flexible and adaptable than any physical infrastructure. It is easy to update, audit, and secure data in a cloud environment.  

 Cost/performance is too unbalanced for quick analytics in the cloud.

Cloud computing platforms like AWS are skilled in hosting High-performance computing as well as big data analytics. Two options are available within the cloud structure of computing either to take High performance at a high cost or to run cloud on object-based S3 low performance at low cost. It is almost a challenge for cloud providers to combine the two. Users prefer having a high performance at low cost, which is very rarely ever to occur. That is why because of the unbalanced cost-performance ratio, many businesses resist migrating to the cloud.  


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