Shifting or migrating to the cloud is one of the things most companies are doing. Storing data on local servers is expensive and difficult to manage. Cloud data storage ensures 24/7 accessibility from anywhere with maximum security. This is why companies are migrating their software and data to cloud server. The process of migration needs to be given due importance. It is estimated that one-third of all migrations fail due to various reasons. This makes it extremely essential to have a checklist to ensure that the migration happens in a systematic way.
Set realistic goals
Establish your expectations and goals before you go ahead with the migration. You need to ensure the goals are realistic and achievable. Setting the goals first will help you decide which data you need to migrate and help you plan the further process.
Do a thorough data assessment
A thorough assessment of data needs to be done first up. This assessment would cover the risks involved in data migration. It also helps you to know the data types to migrate, and volume of data. The results of the assessment can be used to decide the tools you need to carry out migration.
Understand the costs involved
It is important to understand the total costs involved in the migration process. This would include costs for all activities including software, hardware, downtime costs, installation cost, training cost, space cost, etc. There are hidden costs that you need to evaluate to know the total costs. This will help you properly estimate the ROI of migrating to the cloud.
Find the right partner
You need to find the right partner who will help you carry out the migration. Look for the technical expertise and experience before selecting a partner.
Before you start you need to analyze the cloud environment so you can determine compatibility with your existing system. Starting the migration without this step can lead to serious problems later, if there are compatibility issues. Understanding all compatibility issues in advance will help you plan the migration in a better way.
Decide the approach and prioritize components
The approach to migration needs to be decided. Understand how effective the approach will be in achieving your goals. Prioritize the components to be migrated. Do you want to migrate everything at once or do it in phases? If you are doing it in phases, prioritize what you would do first and plan accordingly.
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