You’ve probably heard a lot about Cloud Computing in recent years, but the buzz sometimes does little to explain the actual benefits your business can realize with the cloud. The cloud is generally viewed as a better solution for data storage for most businesses, there are two major issues that businesses need to consider while making the switch. First of all, businesses should plan on keeping their data as secure as possible while the migration is occurring. Secondly, changing to the cloud can be costly, so companies will likely be motivated to reduce their expenses as much as possible during the process. Likewise, it seems there are endless options: What platform should be used? Should some or all of your business’ infrastructure be migrated?
Reducing Overhead During Migration
Another thing to understand is that migrating to the cloud can really drain a company’s resources and has considerable overhead attached to it. The goal is for IT departments to reduce their expenses as much as possible while migrating. Here are some tips:
- Create a map. Before starting the process of migrating, IT departments should take the time to create a map of everything that needs to be migrating, including all the dependencies. Failing to understand how apps relate to one another can really cause overhead costs to spike.
- Start small. Businesses should consider moving data and apps that aren’t critical before tackling the important data. That way, any kinks in the process can be ironed out without causing serious damage. Mistakes during migration can be costly.
- Choose the right cloud provider. Businesses often have trouble during the migration because they didn’t select the right cloud provider or storage package within the provider. Take the extra steps needed to select the best for the business at the beginning of the process to avoid wasting time correcting this in the middle of the process.
Adopting a Microservices Architecture
Another item companies need to think about as they plan to migrate their applications to the cloud is whether or not they will modernize the architecture of these apps or not. For many, cloud migration is the perfect time to take a modernized approach by switching to a Microservices architecture, which enables businesses to organize their applications according to what the business really needs. Although the process of adopting this type of architecture creates an extra step, it does make things much easier. In fact, microservices platforms, such as AWS and Azure, can create a great platform for successful cloud migration.
Migrating to the cloud can be costly and frustrating if you don’t plan properly. Adopting security best practices, switching to a microservices infrastructure, and working on reducing overhead can help make the process easier. Contact Roan Solutions for more information.
Roan Solutions has the experience and proven success necessary to ensure a successful migration to the cloud. Our consultants will guide your business through the process from start to finish, from selecting the optimal platform, resources, and connectivity, to performing expert hands-on migration of your infrastructure and applications.
The Cloud is not a passing fad – businesses of all sizes are already taking advantage of benefits that it can offer for performance, flexibility, budgeting and reliability. Contact Roan Solutions’ expert consultants today to find out how your business can harness the power of The Cloud.