At this point, you know moving your data to the cloud is a good move for the business. Financially it makes sense, efficiency has been proven, and security has been evaluated - it's time to make the move. However, it is important to be aware of the challenges you may face during a migration project and having a strategy is key.
Migrating to the cloud can be challenging when determining the best migration strategy for your applications and systems. For a further explanation of the 6 R's of Cloud Migration: Re-host, Re-platform, Re-factor, Re-purchase, Retain, and Retire, download this Whitepaper to fully understand what each strategy entails and offers organizations.
Organizations continue to migrate to the cloud due to the cost savings, agility, and competitive advantage the cloud has to offer - if implemented and managed correctly. In the ever fast paced IT world, decisions have to keep up with this pace and it’s difficult at times to really know (and calculate) the impact a decision makes on your cost savings. Migration to the cloud is one of those decisions. Before pulling the cloud trigger, let’s put value on your current costs.
Data is the lifeblood of a business and it's up to IT Departments to keep it accessible and protected. With the ever changing landscape of networks, storage growth, the current (and intense) focus on security, and more professionals working from home, there are many challenges that IT professionals can face.
Backup has been around for decades but with new technologies emerging to help save data, replication has become the new kid on the block. It's important to recognize the difference between the two and what it means for a business. Does the company need backup or does it need replication? Would it benefit to have both?