A Practical Guide for Migrating Data Systems totheCloud

Moving data systems to the cloud has many advantages – including improved speed,flexibility and agility while reducing costs. Companies with large volumes of unorganized data face numerous challenges in migrating to the cloud. To increase the chances of migration success, it is crucial to have a well-thought-out strategy for overcoming various implementation and adoption issues right from the start.

Have a robust migration strategy

Make sure you know what you want to achieve from your cloud migration initiative. Plan a thorough assessment starting with gathering baseline statistics on your IT infrastructure to map workloads to assets and applications. Having a baseline knowledge of where you are starting aids in establishing cloud migration critical performance indicators (KPIs), such as availability, page load times, response times, conversion rates, memory utilization, and CPU usage.

Select the right technology and cloud provider

Choosing the wrong cloud provider might result in costly downtime and potential data loss. Choose a company that can assist with the transition, sustenance and further optimization. You can’t go wrong with a firm that:

  • Can support private, public, and multi-cloud environments at any scale
  • Can deal with inflexible architectures, complex interdependencies, and out-of-date or redundant technology
  • Can provide comprehensive support throughout the migration process
  • Can support in establishing the right CloudOps strategy post migration

Work with a company that has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companiesmigrate their data systems tothecloud—one that has developed and refined a robust data migration process over the years. If Amazon Web Services (AWS) is your cloud of choice, choose a firm with extensive experience in AWS migration services.

Adopt a holistic approach

Apart from infrastructure, it is also important to consider an application-centric view with well-defined components for each step. Every component in the migration process should be addressed with a solid and proven approach. This should include a mechanism for handling complex transactions continuingly, and in all regions across the world. Make sure to specify all of this in the service level agreement (SLA) with set targets for progress and outcomes.

Aim to preserve operational continuity and data integrity

Risk management is essential so that there is no impact on sensitive data  during the cloud migration. Post your migration, it is important to confirm if automated controls in business processes produce the same results without disrupting normal operations. Check data integrity throughout the migration process and validate the end state database carefully to avoid challenges in the future.

Faster adoption, cost-effectiveness, and scalability are the three main benefits of cloud migration. When you migrate your data systems to the cloud, you are future-proofing your business, ensuring it is ready for innovation and digital change. Careful selection of a migration consultant can help you gain these benefits without disrupting your business operations.

No matter where you are in your cloud adoption journey, InfoCepts can help you accelerate your cloud and data migration in a risk-free manner. Talk to us to know more.

About the author:

Ambar is a Marketing Consultant at InfoCepts and provides business development, marketing, and sales enablement expertise to help promote business growth and improve brand awareness. He has worked on numerous go-to-market strategies, external campaigns, global events, and has helped create content that genuinely adds value. Working closely with clients, Ambar has helped build innovative solutions across technology practices like data & analytics, cloud, AI, robotics, hyper-automation, and application modernization. He has more than 10 years of experience, holds a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

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