6 Things We Didn't Know When Planning a Cloud Migration
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While cloud adoption has been going on for years, the shift to remote work has many more companies discovering the value in leveraging cloud platforms such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure in their business. Moving to the cloud can be daunting and, if done incorrectly, can harm your business. We spoke to 10 business leaders and entrepreneurs from startups to SMBs about the things they wish they'd known when planning their cloud migration. Here is what they told us:
For a while, you may want to keep data on-site.
You should have an IT system set up on your cloud before migrating, says Paul Miser, Chief Strategy Officer of Icreon, but you should also keep applications in your on-premises data center to keep data secure.
Paul Miser, Icreon
Keeping data on-site can be a huge stressbuster, says Reuben Yonaton, Founder and CEO of GetVoiP, since it can be costly to move everything online.
Reuben Yonaton, GetVoiP
Don't move all your data at once.
Veronica Miller, Cybersecurity Expert at VPNoverview, says that data should be migrated to the cloud in batches.
Veronica Miller, VPNoverview
Cloud migration isn't easy.
Rita Gurevich, CEO and Founder of Sphere, explains how migrating to the cloud can be challenging. Data security is always a concern, and properly managing a cloud migration is essential.
Rita Gurevich, Sphere
Have a clear cloud migration strategy.
Tom Winter, Co-founder of DevSkiller, explains that moving to the cloud is a complex task that can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. There are hundreds of individual factors to consider to ensure a smooth transition.
Tom Winter, DevSkiller
At Pilotcore, we assess your business's needs, help you choose the right cloud platform, back up your data, and prevent losses when moving applications to the cloud. Our processes ensure data security.
For Alan Harder, Mortgage Broker, a big part of cloud migration strategy is choosing which apps move to the cloud and which stay in an on-premises site.
Alan Harder, Mortgage Broker
Pilotcore professionals can identify the best migration strategy for each of your applications and the ideal architecture based on your budget.
Hire a professional consultant.
Harriet Chan, Co-Founder of CocoFinder, expresses her regret that her company didn't hire a professional consultant, which would have made the migration easier.
Harriet Chan, CocoFinder
Pilotcore will make your transition to the cloud seamless. After moving your business to the cloud, we provide ongoing support to make sure you've fully adapted and are, therefore, able to maximize your use of the cloud fully. This mitigates any further costs caused by improper migration strategies.
Thilo Huellmann, Chief Technology Officer at Levity, suggests hiring a professional consultant to help determine and mitigate costs.
Thilo Huellmann, Levity
To provide you with a better understanding of your move, Pilotcore will give you a free consultation that looks at your specific requirements and provides you with a quote for all foreseeable costs. That way, you know exactly what you'll be paying for.
Demonstrate the migration's success.
According to Mike Chappell, Founder of Formspal, it's essential for everyone to know why this move has been made and how it will benefit the company.
Mike Chappell, Formspal
Pilotcore works with you to modernize your applications. We also offer several ways to keep costs down, including instance rightsizing and taking advantage of savings options, which allow you to use the lowest cost resource that still meets your specifications.
You should know what your customers want through this transition and demonstrate post-transition that you were listening and that you heard them, says Richard Mews, CEO of Sell With Richard:
Richard Mews, Sell With Richard
At Pilotcore, we work closely with our customers to ensure the transition is easy. Our team will help you migrate to the cloud, help you create a strategy and provide ongoing support as you adapt. We provide cost-efficient services and solutions, so you don't pay more than you need to. If you're ready to migrate to the cloud, contact us today.