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Migration to the cloud – How to plan it?

Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly popular solution also used by small and large companies. Storing data and files is much easier, which translates into greater work efficiency.

Migrating to the cloud means savings

A growing company requires an appropriate IT infrastructure that enables comfortable and effective work. With time, it turns out to be very costly. The cloud thus becomes an interesting alternative for entrepreneurs, which primarily excludes the need to have their own servers.

The provider is responsible for maintaining the servers and updating the software. You can take care of your tasks. It is a very convenient solution. Migrating to the cloud also allows billing based on actual consumption. In fact, you pay for what you need and thus do not expose yourself to additional costs.

If after some time you find that your current server performance is insufficient, you can instantly upgrade to a higher package containing better processors, more RAM, and more available space. This way, there is no fear that the servers will be overloaded at an unexpected moment.

Key benefits of migrating to the cloud:

  • lower maintenance costs,
  • offer tailored to your needs,
  • full access to the database, 
  • no need to build your own IT facilities,
  • comfort of development,
  • the simplicity of the migration process.

The cloud migration process consists of several stages. First, you need to conduct experiments that will allow you to adjust the package to your current needs. The IT department should write a simple cloud application as well as analyze migration options. It is good to involve a business department to help identify the most-needed functions for the company. Before starting the migration, it is worth getting to know all the features and test various forms of running the application. 

The migration phase itself is demanding and many people must be involved in order to carry it out safely. All IT resources are moved to the cloud, so cooperation of all company employees is important. Successful migration is followed by a phase of transformation. Applications selected in the PaaS model should be improved or extended with new functions. This will allow for better integration with other services. During the transformation phase, it is worth introducing all functionalities gradually. This will reduce the burden on employees who will be able to safely learn new software.

Migrating to the cloud means security 

Cloud-based solutions come with certifications and guarantees to protect your data in the best possible way. Compared to other solutions, clouds are perfectly secured. As you can see, this type of service has many advantages, which is why companies are more and more willing to choose them.

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