The process of shifting digital company processes to the cloud is known as cloud migration.
Similar to a physical move, cloud migration entails moving data, programmes, and IT procedures from one data centre to another, as opposed to packing up and transporting actual physical items.
"Cloud migration" most frequently refers to the transition from on-premises or legacy infrastructure to the cloud.
The phrase can, however, also refer to a migration from one cloud to another.
The main benefits of migrating to the cloud
- Scalability: Unlike on-premises infrastructure, which needs businesses to buy and set up more physical servers, networking hardware, or software licences, cloud computing can scale up to meet larger workloads and higher numbers of users significantly more simply.
- Cost: Since cloud providers take care of maintenance and updates, businesses moving to the cloud frequently drastically lower the money they spend on IT operations.
Companies may allocate more resources to their most important business needs, such as creating new goods or upgrading their current ones, rather than maintaining operations.
- Performance: For certain companies, a move to the cloud may enhance both performance and the entire client experience.Data will not have to travel as far to reach the consumers, lowering latency, if their application or website is housed in cloud data centres rather than on separate on-premises servers.
- Flexibility: Users may access the cloud services and data they require from anywhere, whether they are clients or workers.This makes it simpler for a company to grow into new markets, market their services internationally, and allow their staff to work flexibly.
Key business challenges to successful cloud adoption include the following :
- Strategic balancing of on-demand cloud computing-based solutions v/s fiscal realities of current infrastructure costs, capabilities and lifespan.
- Assessing the specialized capacities or limitations and related business requirements attached to public, hybrid or private cloud solutions.
- Managing vulnerabilities in cloud data systems leading to potential fraud, revenue loss and/or data security risks.
- In order to efficiently implement cloud solutions, availability of the required skills and resources is ensured.
- Meeting complex compliance requirements and government regulations around accessing, sharing and storing data.
- Developing an organizational change strategy in support of, and aligned with, cloud adoption.
- Building a comprehensive migration strategy to guarantee maximum business value, including direction on what workloads to migrate to which kind of cloud computing and for what sort of expense and administration level or support model.