Step 1: Assessment
The first step of planning the cloud migration strategy is to understand what needs to be migrated. During the Assessment stage, our team will assess the systems and applications that will be migrated to the cloud. What this entails include analysing the current infrastructure, identifying dependencies and determining the best approach for the migration. Downtimes and other potential inconveniences that could potentially occur during the migration process are also taken into consideration at this step.
Step 2: Planning
Once we’ve gotten a clearer view at the scope of the migration, the next step is to layout the migration strategy for the project. This step involves determining the cloud provider that is best suited to your needs, creating a migration roadmap to ensure that things go according to plan, and to consider other facets of the migration such as security, compliance, and budget.
Step 3: Design
With the migration roadmap in place, the team will then proceed to the design step. This is where our team will begin designing your cloud infrastructure, whereby we’ll help you determine the best configuration for your cloud environment, select the appropriate cloud services, and design the network architecture. All of these are optimised according to your business’s needs.
Step 4: Implementation
With all the necessary prep work done, the team will now be ready to perform the migration proper. The implementation step will see the team set up the cloud infrastructure and migrate the systems and applications to the cloud. Some of the tasks involved in this step includes the setting up of virtual machines, data transfer, and network configuration. All of these are conducted in a controlled manner in order to minimise disruption to your business operations.
Step 5: Testing
After the migration is done, the next step that needs to be done is to test the cloud environment to ensure that everything is operating at optimal capacity. The team will test the systems and applications in the cloud environment to ensure that everything is functioning as anticipated.
Step 6: Optimisation
The final step of the migration process is optimisation. This stage will see the team monitor the system and make any necessary adjustments to it. The end goal is simple – to ensure that the system is able to run efficiently.