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Are You Ready to Move to the Cloud?
If you’ve been trying to decide whether it’s time to make the move, you may be wondering whether your business is truly ready for cloud migration. In theory, it seems very simple to make the transition. In reality, it can be very challenging to jump into things without being fully prepared. For some businesses, the move may require a few big changes before things can happen. Rushing into cloud migration without knowing if you are ready for the move is never a good idea. Keep reading to find out how you can tell if the time is right to make that move.
Are You Ready for Cloud Migration?
If you can check off the below points, you are likely ready for cloud migration. If you can’t check off any of these steps, you may need to go back and make some changes before moving forward with your migration.
Your migration plan is in place.
This is quite easily the most important part of the migration. If you are planning to move to the cloud but you have no idea how or when to do so or you have not yet considered what you will need to make the transition, you are going to battle. You will need a comprehensive plan that outlines every stage of the migration, and then use that as your blueprint moving forward.
Your systems are up to date.
If you still have an outdated legacy data centre in place, the migration is going to be difficult. The cloud is not made to deal with outdated servers and technology. You could make a slow or partial move that will get you onto the cloud over time. But expecting to move your data centre overnight is never a good idea. This is because of the way that data is stored on traditional servers versus the cloud. Make sure that your systems are up to date and you will find it much easier to move your data to a cloud-based system.
Your entire team is on board.
Migration is a team effort. Making the decision to migrate at management level and then announcing it on the day of migration is a very quick route to failure. Your team may need some basic training and they will need to be part of the migration. It is your employees who will be using your new cloud tools, after all. That means including everyone in the migration, from the moment you decide that you want to make the move.
To help make the process as stress-free as possible, iSSC helps you integrate your current infrastructure safely and securely. When you’re ready to make your move, contact us and we’ll help you get started with your cloud migration.