Quick Tips on Cloud Migration
Define Your Plan:
Cloud computing offers huge benefits – reliable uptime, robust customer support and maintenance and lower costs. But sometimes migrating IT infrastructure to the cloud is a bit scary – there’s always a chance that things will go wrong. To make the cloud migration a success, you need to have a comprehensive plan to lower the risk of data loss.
Understand The Underlying Risks And Cost:
Make a list of all the pros and cons that the cloud offers and carry out a feasibility analysis before the actual shift to the cloud. Choosing the right cloud service provider is always a difficult task. If you plan to use public cloud services, you must be conscious about data security and privacy. Public cloud resources are shared between all the users so you might not be able to customize it according to your own requirements. Private clouds, however, offer much more flexibility but are always expensive. So, understand your use case properly and define what you need from the cloud service provider and reach to a conclusion which is cost effective and satisfies the use case.
Data Transfer Limitations:
Transferring data from the current location to the cloud is always a challenge. During the data transfer there should be no disruption whatsoever. The network connection needs to be stable and secure. Make sure that you use encryption for a secure transfer.
Many cloud services providers offers dedicated connections to accelerate network transfers. Using industry standard 802.1q VLSNs, can help to get multiple virtual interfaces; this allows us to use same connection to access public resources using public IP address space and private resources using private IP space.
You might need to make changes at code level for smooth code deployment. Considering managed cloud services beyond standard cloud solutions is a handy way to mitigate code deploying issues.
Cloud services are deployed to ensure redundancy at every level. That makes your data always available and easily recoverable at zero expense. You don’t need to take backups, all is secure and available at few clicks.
You can store and retrieve any amount and type of data from anywhere in the world. The data is replicated at different locations for quick access and redundancy. Small to medium scale companies usually have a single data center dedicated for data redundancy and backups. This create problems in the event of a disaster. Cloud makes all your tensions go away when it comes to data, as it store copies at multiple locations for your data redundancy.
A Rollback Plan:
There is always a probability of failure, so always plan for the worse and have a backup plan to avoid any downtime.
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