4 Factors to Consider In a Cloud Migration, Business

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The cloud has now become an essential part of doing business.

Consider these statistics: According to the Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report, 94% of companies are now on the cloud. At the same time, 20% of enterprises are spending more than $12 million on cloud solutions and 74% are spending more than $1.2 million per year — both figures representing a major increase of 2019.

If you are one of the organizations that haven’t made the switch to the cloud but are in the process of making such a move to keep up with your competitors, there are some factors you need to consider before the migration gets underway, including:

  1. Deciding if you need help:Many businesses do not have the means or ability to migrate their entire operation to the cloud on their own. This includes extremely large and complex companies and small businesses. If you want to make the migration, but need help there are many solution providers you can turn to for help, such as Microsoft Cloud Solutions.
  2. Selecting a single cloud or multi-cloud option:Will you be using a single architecture for your cloud migration or multiple cloud computing services? According to the Flexera survey, 93% of their survey respondents are using a multi-cloud strategy, while 87% said they were using an approach that embraces both.
  3. Selecting a private vs. public vs. hybrid cloud: A private cloud offers you dedicated infrastructure for your business that will need to be managed by your team or a third party. A public cloud provides its services via a network that is not private and that many other organizations use. And a hybrid solution combines the private and public options.
  4. Establish key performance indicators (KPIs):You will want to measure data about how your service is performing compared to your expectations. This can include everything from issues that you’ve run into and page load times to disk performance, memory usage, and engagement rates.
  5. Prioritize your migration:It may be better for your organization to migrate one component or service at a time instead of going for the full application all at once.

Make the migration to the cloud can be a difficult process, but if you understand what the steps are involved — and you get help if you need it — you will find that the effort is worth the results and the upgrade to your infrastructure.

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