6. Discovering Where to Start
One major benefit of moving to the cloud is that it isn’t an all-or-nothing decision. You don’t have to try and replace your entire data center on day one. You can start small by moving a few apps to the cloud for starters and see how it works. This allows you to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud and expand your migration from there.
Take time to assess your environment and follow these guidelines to build out your own cloud journey:
Examine what your current computing environment looks like. Assess what needs to be moved to the cloud and what might need to stay on-premise or in co-location. You can also determine if a single-provider or multi-cloud strategy is right for you.
Create a proof of concept to see what type of migration plan meets your needs. At this point, you could take on a few preliminary tasks, including setting up required networking, virtual private clouds, VPNs, or other access controls.
Now that you have a plan that fits your needs, it’s time to start moving applications to the cloud. Reminder: You'll want to keep business continuity in mind so your teams can experience business as normal during the migration.
From the planning phases to the final migration, you’ll always want to keep an eye focused on your cloud computing’s ongoing evolution. Planning automation opportunities and DevOps, for example, will only enhance your cloud experience.
If you’re ready to learn more and elevate your business with the cloud today, contact us for more information.