The exact steps on how to move your applications to the cloud tend to vary greatly from one situation to another. However, here are some common steps that you will find in all migration strategies:
- Evaluate requirements in regards to performance and security
- Choose which cloud provider works best (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)
- Assess how many of the cloud provider benefits you need
- Calculate potential costs for the entire migration
- Go through with any necessary reorganization, modernization, and refactoring
Once you’ve decided on whether you’re migrating applications to Azure cloud, AWS, or something else, and how you want to do things, you should also be prepared for a couple of challenges that are more common than you’d think.
The most common ones, and the ones that can most easily spell disaster, are the interoperability and portability of your data and applications, which is why you want these things assessed before you even start the migration process. If you don’t plan things out right, you might be stuck with issues that are not just difficult to resolve, but that are also more costly than you’ve budgeted for.
So the big question remains: should you go for it?
Well, unless you have assessed that most of the apps and services you use must remain on-premises, by all means, go for it Migrating to the cloud will give you a solution and service that’s incredibly secure, easily scalable, and offers easy refactoring whenever necessary without the need to have all the hardware available on premises.
To add to this, you will very likely be saving money compared to the costly endeavor of running everything on premises. You don’t need to invest in expensive hardware that might be outdated in a few years – whenever you need something extra, you just contact your cloud provider and they’ll take care of that for you.
However, migrating applications to the cloud is easier said than done, which is why if this is something you’re considering, you want to hire a team that has experience in the industry. Our team at kloudr can take care of everything for you, from planning to execution, all while avoiding common pitfalls that might cause significant downtime. Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us take care of your cloud migration needs.