The Top 4 Benefits of Cloud Migration
The cloud offers numerous benefits to forward-thinking businesses that want to work smarter. Cloud-based IT solutions provide superior flexibility and efficiency than traditional on-premises infrastructures. But even though this sounds great, there are challenges!
To give you the best chance of success, we’ve listed the five biggest challenges businesses face and how you can overcome them when you migrate over to the cloud
- User adoption
Stakeholder buy-in is the most common cause of issues and obstacles during cloud migration. Give someone a straight choice between learning a new process or system and sticking with what they already know, and most will choose the latter.
Many businesses work with cloud migration specialists to overcome this problem. From onboarding support to tailored training courses, specialist consultants offer a range of cloud services to help staff adapt to new systems confidently embrace future advances.
Managing internal servers isn’t just time-consuming, it’s expensive. While cloud can be a cost-effective option, cloud costs include the up-front costs of transferring your data, and ongoing service and maintenance charges. You may also need to budget for staff training to get everyone up to speed.
Working with third-party IT consultants such as ourselves, ensures that you can streamline the process and significantly reducing your migration costs. Experience tells us that outsourcing IT support isn’t only more cost-effective than building an in-house team, it gives you access to unparalleled knowledge and experience, in our case that is over 25 years!
Sometimes full migration isn’t always the best option, but our engineers can advise you on the best solution for your business. For example, a hybrid approach might be a better, more affordable option if you don’t have to contend with sudden usage spikes.
- Data security
Cloud security is complex. In public cloud environments, the provider and the customer share responsibilities. Physical infrastructure security, including servers and data centres, typically falls to the provider. Customers are responsible for their applications and data.
Data protection, access control, and identity management each play a crucial role in securing your cloud. To maintain robust security across your business, staff must know how to safely transfer, access, and manage data in the cloud – and what to do in the event of a breach. This requires regular training and accessible support – Which is something that the Systems Integration experts are more than happy to help you with.
Cloud configuration has a vast impact on system performance. For example, inadequate capacity planning can result in resource shortages during peak times, leading to sudden service outages. Not only does this impact your bottom line, but it can also erode customer trust and your reputation. After all, who wants an unreliable supplier?
We can help you avoid this pitfall by configuring your cloud with scalability and multiple levels of redundancy in mind. This includes setting up load balancers, distributed databases, and multiple server instances across different availability zones or regions. Additionally, we can monitor performance and capacity over time to anticipate resource requirements and prevent overloads.
The value of migrating to the cloud with Systems Integration
There are many steps to successful cloud migration – from finding the right platform to configuration. As cloud migration specialists, we provide guidance and support at every stage to make the process as smooth as possible. We work with you to understand your needs and find a solution to match while providing expert advice on any issues that arise quickly and cost-effectively.
If your business is looking to take the step over to the cloud, then please get in touch.