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

 Common Challenges

  1. 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.

  1. Cost

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. 

  1. 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.  

  1. Downtime

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. 

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

Who we are

Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


We use cookies to retain user preferences and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Save settings
Cookies settings