How to balance between Cloud Migration complexity & velocity

Balancing between Cloud Migration complexity and its velocity

As you know, the word “cloud” generally has two meanings. One is the Cloud that we find in the sky and is related to nature. The other is related to technology. Both are different things. In this blog, the Cloud we are talking about is a global network of servers, each with a unique function.   

Do you know what cloud migration is?  

If yes, given below are some tips that will help you in successful cloud migration. For those who are new to this world, Cloud migration is what we call the process of moving digital assets to cloud infrastructure. The Digi-assets include data, workload, IT resources, applications, and much more. 

First, let’s have a look at some challenges faced during the migration of the database.   

Challenges faced during the migration of the database  
Selecting the proper data storage options  

It is essential to vet the suitable cloud storage options before migrating its data and applications to the Cloud. Selecting the wrong storage options may lead to the ineffective operation of applications.  

Connecting Old data with New Cloud applications 

It is sometimes problematic to connect the old data to new cloud-based applications. Employees and technology supporting the system have changed so often that creating and optimizing new data architecture is challenging.  

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Adapting Personnel, people, and processes to a cloud system  

One of the biggest challenges is to adapt people and processes to changes in data architecture. Before migration, people’s doubts at the management level, such as security, availability, and other technical concerns, need to be addressed.   

Time and Cost 

The process of migration includes some necessary resources and a lot of bandwidth which is cost-effective and time-consuming.  

Security and Compliance Adjustments 

Security has been the primary concern for people for not moving their database to the Cloud. If the enterprise forgets to develop a comprehensive security clearance system for multiple levels of users, then it could result in some severe consequences.  

The need for new IT Talent 

The field of cloud computing needs high skilled developers who have complete knowledge of cloud migration.  

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To balance with these complexities and Cloud Migration Velocity 
  1. Observe your strategy 

If it takes too long to conclude with the planning and assessment work streams you made, then you need to plan more on a delicate balance of speed and precision.   

  1. Evaluate the opportunity 

Naming the business case will help you keep an eye on the ball and prevent you from making common cloud migration mistakes.  

  1. Assess your existing infrastructure 

Don’t forget to observe your apps, databases, and other assets; this observation will help you understand the infrastructure. It will also help outline the migration plan.   

  1. Plan a safe migration order.  

You don’t need to migration for every app. Just Prioritize and choose with fewer dependencies and can provide all services.   

Conclusion 

We learned about what cloud migration is and how important it is mainly in our digital era. Also, we learned about some of the common challenges that come with migrating Cloud to your systems. We learn some of the solutions on how to balance to get the best benefit from both situations. 

  

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