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Steps to a Successful Cloud Migration

Are you interested in moving your IT to the cloud but not sure how to make the migration process run as smooth as possible?  Well, look no further, Tabush Group is here to help!  The cloud is increasingly becoming popular and it allows companies to focus on what matters - their business - rather than their IT infrastructure.  Proper management and implementation are necessary to achieve your cloud goals. 

First, consider why your company wants to move to the cloud and determine what your goals are with the cloud.  Whether it is to reduce costs, improve your security and business continuity, or to take advantage of cloud-based services, your cloud goals allow you to design your migration strategy around your specific business needs.  Below are a few steps to take to ensure a successful cloud migration.

  1. Secure the right cloud partner:  Your cloud partner should have the proven experience in managing difficult tasks that are required to handle a cloud migration.  Also, a good partner should be focused on your needs and provide highly customized services.
  2. Plan your migration:  You and your cloud partner should create a clear strategy that maps out a realistic project migration timeline with minimal disruption time.  Within the planning period, ensuring that you have backups of all your data in place is very important.
  3. Secure your data:  Your data becomes very vulnerable when in motion, especially when moving it from an on-premise server to the cloud.  Security is an important concern when migrating your data.  Encrypting data during transit will protect the data as it moves from one location to another.    
  4. Seamless migration:  A cloud migration can impose some downtime, so companies should have a clear idea of what is at stake before the actual migration begins.  Once the migration starts, continual monitoring will be required to ensure that not only data is moving as expected but that everything is remaining in sync.  Moreover, the right cloud partner should be able to guide your company and take care of any issues that may arise.

Moving your company’s data and applications to the cloud is a strategic move because the cloud gives you a competitive edge and improves your security, data access, scalability, and IT flexibility.  Moving to the cloud also benefits companies financially because you no longer need to purchase IT infrastructure.  The key to a successful cloud migration strategy is ensuring that the data and applications face minimal disruption during the procedure.  With that said, the migration process is critical and you must have the right partner by your side to guide you through the process.

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Topics: Cloud