Here are three key steps for successful cloud migration:
1: Identifying the right workloads for SaaS migration
The first thing to consider is the importance of each application. Critical applications support the company’s revenue and profits and differentiate core capabilities and competencies from the competition.
Applications like email and HR and finance systems are not critical to public cloud infrastructure and platform services, but many companies migrate them to Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms.
The three main drivers for SaaS migration are increased functionality, ease of use, and a more robust user interface.
2: Aligning the outcomes of the cloud initiative with the organization’s objectives
When using public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), it means you don’t own the assets being used, which is quite different from on-premises data centers where hardware and system software are capital expenditures. This changes the type of expenditure from capital expenditure (capex) to operational expenditure (opex).
Effectively advocating for a cloud migration project largely depends on citing the right justifications. To do this, it’s important to identify what impact you want to have, in terms of culture and priorities, within the teams:
- Agility and scalability
- Business innovation
- Broader geographical distribution
- Cost optimization
This helps clarify the kind of savings a Cloud strategy brings to the business:
- Increased availability of the business system
- Shorter project times
- Technical flexibility
- Improved security
3: Keeping Private Cloud Just Right and Precise
Private cloud is an option for modernizing traditional infrastructure, primarily focused on accelerating the application deployment cycle and improving reliability and availability (especially in highly regulated sectors).
Private cloud cannot be planned with all the capabilities of a public one. It’s necessary to simplify the private cloud project by avoiding advanced features that don’t align with the organization’s strategy or values.
Justifications for deploying private clouds include:
- Meeting compliance requirements in highly regulated sectors.
- Reducing data center space and hosting costs.
- Increasing agility in server provisioning..
- Enhancing reliability and availability.
- Ensuring compliance with security requirements.
- Ensuring low network latency.
If you need to establish a strategy for migrating your services to the cloud, let’s talk; we’re here to assist you.
Publicado originalmente el 28 de September de 2023, modificado 28 de September de 2023
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