Your Cloud Migration Strategy
Migrating to the cloud should be a journey, not a leap, and we want to make your journey stress-free. Before you move your business to cloud-based solutions—to achieve lower IT costs, enhanced scalability, stronger security, and more—it’s crucial to assess how the transition may impact your operations. We’ve developed a comprehensive checklist to help you create a plan that will fully stabilize your environment, integrate with your existing technologies, and make your migration a seamless success.
- Migration Audit
- Current Infrastructure Assessment
- Cloud Provider Selection
- Cloud Migration Roadmap
- Security Compliance
- Migration Review and Evaluation
Before you can begin your migration, you need to determine why you want to make the switch. Do you need more data storage? What about remote access to your information? We’ll work closely with you to document your specific needs and start laying the foundation for your transition.
Current Infrastructure Assessment
Instead of getting rid of all your existing infrastructure, moving to the cloud will enhance much of what’s already working for your business. During the assessment phase, we’ll help you determine which components may be best replaced by new cloud efficiencies and itemize what can be leveraged to augment your new cloud environment.
Cloud Provider Selection
Many cloud service providers are currently available on the market, including AWS, Azure, and Google. Each provider has its own unique strengths and capabilities—the important thing is to choose a provider with strengths that best match your business needs. We’ll outline the strengths and weaknesses of today’s top providers and make recommendations regarding which are ideally suited to meet your cloud goals.
Cloud Migration Roadmap
Your move shouldn’t happen overnight. In fact, the best cloud migration strategies are implemented on a timeline that’s realistic for your daily operations. We’ll work with you to define which components need to be shifted immediately and what can be done later, in order to make the most of your time.
Many organizations operate within heavily regulated industries with strict protocols on data storage. And, while most cloud applications are extremely secure, it’s important to remember that they may not all comply with your industry’s regulations. We’ll work with you to define which portions of your data are acceptable to shift and which should remain within your existing infrastructure. Further, we’ll help you define new security procedures as they pertain to the cloud.
Migration Review and Evaluation
After your data has been migrated, we’ll check that everything went according to plan. During this phase we’ll consider whether:
- The migration worked
- All data was transferred properly
- Appropriate users can access the data
- Your existing components are working properly with cloud components