Cloud migration is the process of transferring data, applications and other business information to internet servers. On average, it takes a year or longer to migrate to the cloud, so this isn’t something that will happen overnight. To ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important to partner with a trusted cloud migration provider.
Gobi Technologies is a cloud consulting service that helps businesses shift workloads and applications to the cloud. Below are the ways that we can help you complete this process quickly and efficiently.
Create a Cloud Migration Strategy
This is the first and most important step in the process. Too often, people assume they can just start moving business information to the cloud, but this isn’t the case. You must have a dependable strategy that addresses all data, technical, financial, resource and security requirements. Not only will we create a cloud migration strategy for you, but also we’ll identify potential risks and plans for resolution.
Select a Cloud Deployment Model
Your cloud deployment model will also be included in your migration strategy. There are different cloud deployment options to choose from such as the lift-and-shift model, the lift-and-optimize model or a hybrid model. Your consultant will walk you through the pros and cons of each option and which ones are best for you.
Choose Your Service Model
Not only do you need to choose a deployment model but also a service model. The available service models include IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-as-a-service) and SaaS (software-as-a-service). We’ll go over these options and help you choose the right model. Your options also depend on the migration planned, as each requires a different service.
Define Your KPIs
KPIs (key performance indicators) allow you to track and monitor your cloud migration. By doing this, you can ensure data quality and consistency, as well as flag any potential issues. There are over 50 KPIs that you can track to assess cloud migrations, but some of the most common include system performance, user experience and infrastructure availability.
Move to the Cloud
During the migration, all data and processes are successfully moved to online servers and off your computer’s hard drive. Once the process is complete, you can take advantage of cost savings, flexibility, improved performance, enhanced security and business continuity. If you continue to use our services, our consultants will provide you with ongoing support and management.
If you are interested in migrating to the cloud and want to know more about what this process entails, contact the experts at Gobi Technologies today.