The goals and objectives of the migration
The first thing that you must consider before you start the cloud migration exercise is to determine what are your goals and objectives. Do you wish to move your operations to the cloud due to its ability to lower operational costs, to improve your operational agility, perhaps even both? Having a goal or an objective in hand would make the planning process go by a lot smoother, as we can then help plan out your migration by picking the best cloud service model for your business.
Current infrastructure analysis
Analysing your current infrastructure is necessary step as it allows the entire team to identify potential issues that may arise from the migration process. By conducting a thorough analysis on your infrastructure, we can plan for any unforeseen complications that may occur during the migration, thereby minimising the risk of downtime and data loss.
Determining the migration approach
When it comes to cloud migration, there are a number of ways to approach it. Are you looking to move your applications or data to the cloud without making any changes to the architecture? Are you planning to modify the architecture to optimise if for the cloud environment? Or are you looking at completely overhauling the application to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities? The approaches all comes down to your business goals and needs.
Securing your data
A key consideration that must be kept in mind when planning your cloud migration is the security. There should be a plan in place to ensure that the data you’re migrating remains secure during and after the migration process. As such, we highly recommend identifying key requirements when it comes to security as well as appropriate security measures that need to be implemented during the migration.
Maintenance and management planning
Cloud migration is not a one-time event, but an ongoing process that requires maintenance and management. As such, a plan is needed to ensure that someone is managing your clou environment at all times. To that end, you may opt to train your staff so that they may take on the maintenance and management of your cloud environment, or you may opt to partner with a managed service provider that can help you manage it instead.