The value of cloud-migration

Migration to the cloud is a complex and important process, and its value is primarily determined by the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a cloud’s operations as measured in cost, performance, and security. Companies specializing in cloud migration offer solutions and processes that handle the challenge of migration.

Wide range of migration solutions

Migration solutions primarily handle the transfer of data and applications from local (on-premises) data centers to a public cloud. They also enable the reverse: from a public cloud back to a local data center. The third type of solution enables migration from one public cloud to another. These diverse solutions offer organizations total flexibility in making necessary changes according to cost/benefit indices. If, for example, a global organization launches commercial operations in South America, it is likely to discover that a specific cloud infrastructure is more cost-effective in that region compared to its current supplier – and all it needs to do is to move its data, applications, and workloads to a replacement cloud. Other organizations may discover that it’s best to revert certain apps from the cloud to their local data center for better performance and lower costs.

Additionally, these solutions support a diverse range of cloud environments, including private/public/hybrid clouds and multi-cloud environments.

How to run successful migration

Migrating to the cloud involves a series of decisions that will outline the migration and the migration process. First, an organization must determine which applications, data, and workloads it wishes to move to the cloud, as well as those it does not. Often, organizations discover that it’s best to keep a critical application on a local data center with high data transfer speeds and low lag in the region. When it comes to other applications, a decision must be made whether to move the apps to the cloud as-is (without any changes, which is called ‘lift and shift’ migration) or to take the opportunity to adjust the app’s code and architecture (refactoring) to streamline it for the cloud environment.

Secondly, organizations must perform a series of assessments in terms of performance, security and regulatory requirements connected to the cloud migration of the applications, data, and workloads required, and select the cloud provider offering the best customization and most attractive price. At this phase, in most cases, they discover that it’s best to break down the migration across multiple clouds, each with comparative advantages for specific apps and workloads.

Secured and Data loss prevention process

Migration solutions allow various tests before migration in order to check performance, failure points, and various indices. The migration itself is rapidly performed using automatic tools and without significant disruption to the organization’s work.

Expertise in cloud migration

After migration, IT managers often discover that performance and efficiency levels on the cloud fail to live up to expectations and consider a return to the local data center, a move to another cloud, a switch to a hybrid format, or the improvement of indices on the current cloud. In such cases, clients enjoy the flexibility provided by cloud environments, with customization and changes to create the best possible solution.

Abnet Communication has accumulated knowledge and expertise in cloud migration projects for hundreds of companies. We are capable of planning optimal solutions that will provide the greatest financial and operational value for every organization, while handling any issues or malfunctions during the process.

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