Eliminate Chaos from Cloud Migration
Business leaders just like you are making the big jump: replacing legacy, on-premise technology with scalable, cost-effective cloud computing. From reducing IT costs to accelerating modernization, there are many compelling reasons to migrate to the cloud. That said, making the transition is not easy without a well-developed plan and cloud expertise from a trusted and experienced managed service provider.
What is cloud migration?
Cloud migration is the movement of data or applications to a cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud migration often refers to the movement of on-premise or legacy infrastructure to the cloud, but can also indicate a migration from one cloud to another. Legacy infrastructure is outdated hardware or software that is still in use. Those with legacy infrastructure are unable to stay modern and operate at maximum capacity, so many have chosen at least partial cloud migration.
What are the perks?
Cloud migration benefits include scalability, cost, performance, and flexibility. Scalability solutions allow for support of greater workloads and more users than on-premise infrastructure. Cost savings with cloud migration allow companies to vastly reduce the amount they spend on IT operation, since cloud providers handle maintenance and upgrades while companies focus on their business needs. With applications or websites hosted in cloud data centers, data does not travel as far to reach users. Both employees and customers access services and data they need from anywhere, increasing flexibility for all parties.
What about the challenges?
Cloud migration challenges include migrating large databases, maintaining data integrity, and continued operation. Data migration often takes a significant amount of time, and it must remain intact and secure throughout the process. A business also needs to ensure that its current systems remain in operation and available throughout the migration.
To successfully manage an on-premise-to-cloud migration, a business must establish goals, create a security strategy, copy over data, move business intelligence, and switch production from on-premise to cloud. Cloud and managed service providers like Integrated Technology help businesses succinctly strategize their cloud migration processes. There are five options for enterprises considering cloud migration: rehost, refactors, revise, rebuild, or replace.
- Rehost – Companies that use this method will select Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers and recreate their application architecture on cloud infrastructure.
- Refactor – This approach involves using already existing code and frameworks, but running their applications on a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider’s platform for rehosting.
- Revise – A company will rewrite or expand the code base, then deploy it either by rehosting or refactoring.
- Rebuild – Rebuilding means rewriting and re-architecting the application from the ground up on a PaaS provider’s platform.
- Replace – Businesses can also opt to discard their old applications altogether and switch to already-build Software-as-a-Service.
Businesses must also decide how they want their cloud infrastructure and deployment to look post-migration. A hybrid cloud mixes two or more types of environments, such as public clouds, private clouds, or on-premise legacy data centers. A multicloud combines two or more public clouds to serve several purposes including redundancy and cost savings. A single cloud deployment is another option.
We Make Migration Easy
Cloud integration is increasingly crucial for successful business operations. Integrated Technology’s customized managed cloud solutions allow your business to reap the benefits of cloud computing. At Integrated Technology, we use specialized solutions to migrate your enterprise to the cloud, securely managing operations so your business can reach its full potential.
We work directly with your business to ensure optimal cloud migration so you can securely store data and power through external servers. Companies that operate in the cloud run smoother operations and don’t need to worry about the physical upgrades that come with legacy infrastructure. Integrated Technology will ensure that your business can effectively access the cloud and run your business at a higher rate than you could with a local area network server.