Cloud Migration Solutions
Why Cloud Migration is Important to Business Growth?
With smart features and an unending array of business benefits, the Cloud computing trend has picked off in the recent years. Gone are the days when ‘migration to the cloud’ was still a concept for debate.
Smart user-friendly applications, time-saving features, ease of access, enhanced security and qualitative outputs propel the success of cloud computing and encourage non-cloud users to take the business-defining jump.
Moreover, the reduction in implementation and licensing costs are opening avenues for business owners to invest in the Cloud.
What is Cloud Migration?
Cloud Migration is a process whereby an organization’s digital assets, resources and services or applications are deployed in the cloud, where the migrated assets cannot be accessed beyond the cloud’s firewall. Additionally, cloud migration is also considered as the shift from one cloud provider to another, also known as ‘cloud-to-cloud migration’.
Data Insights: Cloud Migration and Business Impact
- USD 8.6 billion by 2023
- 23.67% CAGR
Enterprise Workloads to be in Cloud by 2020
Enterprises opt data migration for ERP applications to cloud as of 2018
Estimated growth in SaaS-based cloud revenues in 2019
Estimated growth of the IaaS-based cloud market in 2019
Year-on-year rise of the enterprise cloud spending as of 2018
Enterprises with at least one app or a portion of IT infra in cloud
Enterprises with more than USD 6 million annual public cloud spending
SMBs planning to increase cloud spending to at least 20 percent
Business Benefits of Cloud Computing Migration:
- Accelerated Deployment- DevOps practices become easier with Cloud Computing. Software and application deployment becomes a more structured task rather than a haphazard task that it usually is, otherwise. Moreover, cloud services eliminate the need for setting up servers and installing the required OS. Cloud computing empowers enterprises to jump-start server and resource setup
- Simplified Infrastructure- Cloud services reduce the complexities of infrastructure setup and the related network. It boils down to filling out specifications & requirements and launching the necessary services. This helps in saving precious business hours that can be devoted to other business-growth opportunities.
- Efficient Monitoring- Today’s specialist cloud services enable you to monitor security or downtime concerns in the system, on time. This saves time and energy to check every element or application, individually. Moreover, it centralizes the monitoring process unlike the usual approach of IT personnel overseeing different dedicated interfaces.
- Improvised Security- Earlier security was considered as the main disadvantage of cloud computing. Reliable cloud consulting service providers take the responsibility of ensuring security during the cloud experience such as keeping hackers out of your data and apps. They take security a step ahead by deploying automatic security updates to keep them safe from vulnerabilities. However, it requires some security efforts on behalf of business owners to ensure data safety.
- Zeroing-down Data Centers- Virtualization and Cloud Computing are two different concepts but share specific characteristics. Like in this case, it reduces the number of data centers that consume organizational space and the additional maintenance costs including cooling expenses. You can zero down to a single information-sensitive data center.
- Investment-Winning Services- Cloud providers provision auto-scaling, which allows owners to increase or decrease the usage or requirement of the cloud services as per the necessity. In that way, you can save on investments and allocate costs based on the requirement. This also helps in preventing downtimes.
- Enhanced Key Metrics Logging- Backup and Logging Services are vital as they keep you posted about what went wrong and at which application or system in case of an outage. A backup can get you back into the flow of things that were disrupted due to an outage.
Also, it is essential to chalk out a carefully thought-through cloud migration plan.
Guidelines for an effective cloud migration strategy:
- Planned Strategy: Understand your organization’s adaptability to cloud services and the availability of applications that fit in the cloud.
- Infra Audit: Assess the capabilities of your existing infrastructure in line with the industry’s best practices in terms of security, scalability, automation, disaster recovery, automation, recovering ability, etc.
- Architecture Design: Gather existing resources and manage requirements to create a supporting cloud architecture.
- Automation: Automation with industry’s proven cloud technology solutions form an integral part of cloud migration.
- Deployment & Testing: Deploy the new cloud environment, stage it and test it for its functionality, operational efficiency and scalability.
Cloud Migration Process
Following is a ten-step cloud migration process that Veritis uses:
- Internal Network Assessment
- Business Operations Assessment
- Cloud Framework Creation
- Application Installation
- Data Compatible Cloud Testing
- Cloud Adaptability Training Sessions
- Cloud Environment Functionality Test
- Cloud-based Exchange Platform Setup
- Cloud-based Data Migration & Storage
- Live Cloud Computing
While the cloud is an extremely innovative business platform, it is always best to be educated on its advantages and features to judge how you can make use of the cloud’s features and advantages. This involves considering the aforementioned benefits and constructing a carefully-designed cloud migration strategy.
How Veritis Helps?
With more than a decade long-track of being one of the leading cloud migration service providers, Veritis skills & expertise has helped deliver friendly and time-saving cloud migration solutions to a varied range of customers.
Our systematic cloud migration process comes after a proper assessment of your cloud migration requirement, which includes an understanding of your organizational setup, the pattern of exchange of information, the application of the existing infrastructure and the reasons for cloud migration.