Cloud Migration Challenges Can Breach Your Data & Break Your Business7 Apr
Cloud migration is a HUGE undertaking and should not be taken lightly. From cyber security breaches to the myriad of potential risks when moving data from one place to another, you need to be armed with the knowledge of the complexities of a cloud migration and the challenges when undergoing the big move of your company’s prized data.
How do I navigate the cloud and keep my data safe?
The cloud is a nebulous entity and refers to servers housed in data centers that are accessed all over the Internet, as well as the software and databases that run on them. While it may be tempting to undergo this endeavor internally, there are many pitfalls you need to avoid. This is why an expert in cloud computing is essential to not only manage the servers and data centers, but to ensure that your sensitive data is migrated to the cloud safely and securely.
How can I integrate my current on-premises infrastructure with the cloud?
When migrating to the cloud, you cannot negate your existing infrastructure and must integrate it with current databases and systems. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers flexible cloud virtualization, compute capacity on demand, and secure virtual network access. An effective and comprehensive cloud migration service offers management, maintenance, and hosting of your valuable resources, storage, and networking capabilities.
How can I accommodate storage service solutions for various delivery models?
Your developers already have their hands full with creating and honing applications that drive business operations, so considering every angle of infrastructure, scalability, performance tuning, and supplemental storage capabilities can really bog them down. A competent cloud computing provider that understands these complexities by offering a PaaS solution can free your developers from these constraints, or a SaaS/DBaaS solution can allow you to focus on what’s important to your business—your data—and spend less time configuring, maintaining, or updating your database.
How much attention should I be paying to governance and compliance requirements?
When you have a large organization and a multitude of user identities, processes can be unwieldy, labor-intensive and costly, requiring a lot of manual labor to manage and a lot of time for precise governance reporting. With thousands of user IDs, and tens or even hundreds of applications running simultaneously, your company can be at an increased risk for errors during identity provisioning and entitlements. This is why it is critical to have a cloud migration expert who can assess your in-scope applications and analyze the environment to identify and define the IGA requirements for your specific business and industry.
If I do it myself, I don’t really have to worry about pricing factors, do I?
Up-front operational costs for buying, managing, and running your own servers and data center infrastructure can be immense, not to mention the time investment and very steep learning curve for your developers and database teams. However, when outsourcing to a cloud computing partner, the brunt of the initial hardware investment is taken care of. And we all know that storage costs can rack up quickly, so migrating your company’s data to the cloud can yield environment management cost savings because users only pay for what they use.
Migrating to the cloud can make or break your business. Find out the benefits and challenges of a successful cloud migration at our upcoming webinar entitled “Do’s & Don’ts of Migrating to the Cloud” on Thursday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm EST.