There are many reasons business owners are feeling the pull to migrate to cloud solutions as an answer to their data protection and storage challenges. Many feel that on-premise file servers are an outmoded technology compared to the burgeoning presence of cloud storage and other services which entice with their ease of use and access. Studies have shown that although it may not be easy to make the changeover, cloud migration yields many more benefits than drawbacks.
Below are some of the main reasons for using cloud computing for business over traditional servers:
Some Strategic Tips for Cloud Migration
Here are some further tips on helping business owners with their cloud migration strategies, from those in the know:
Know the potential risks, like any you take in the business world. “As a result [of the split in opinions on cloud migration], two groups of customers have formed,” CentreStack, a self-hosted cloud storage and file sharing vendor, recently told its customers. “The first is content to stick with their existing file servers to avoid the risks associated with cloud migration and the potential loss of security, compliance or control, while the second is willing to embrace the convenience and productivity gains promised by business file sync and share services despite these potential risks.”
Fit the application to your business model and operations. “While the promise of improved flexibility and scalability make cloud migrations seem like a can’t-miss venture, not every application is right for the cloud,” industry expert Nicholas Rando cautions. “Legacy applications, mission-critical workloads and sensitive data – such as credit card information – may not be suited for the public cloud.”
Gradual migration is better than “all at once” moves. “Many enterprises move from 0 to 100mph when looking to migrate applications and data,” computer networking consultant David Linthicum explains. “This leads to too many moving parts and not enough time to recover from mistakes. As a result, at least some of your massive migration project will fall on its face.”
Need More Advice on Cloud Migration?
If you need further advice about cloud migration and computing, Cross Link Consulting is a proven leader in providing IT consulting and cloud services in Augusta. Contact one of our IT experts at (803) 279-1100 or send us an email at email@example.com today, and we can help you with all of your cloud computing or migration concerns.