Safe Data Migration
A server room to cloud migration can have many advantages for businesses, such as increased scalability, cost savings, reliability, and improved security. As with any major endeavour, however, cloud migration must be carefully planned in order to ensure it goes smoothly. Velocity Solutions technical experts are here to guide your organization through the process.
Migration Done Right
When businesses decide whether to move an app or workload to the cloud, they consider several factors. Cloud platforms offer attractive capabilities such as big data analytics and scale, while staff are looking for template-driven processes rather than manual development work. The pandemic has pushed many businesses to migrate to the cloud faster, driven by the need for remote working solutions and better user experiences for customers. FinOps is being adopted to assess cloud costs and sustainability initiatives that are popular with consumers and employees.
Did You Know?
- The first step in cloud migration is to assess and analyze the current IT infrastructure, identifying which applications or services are suitable for migration to the cloud.
- A well-planned migration strategy should include data security, regulatory compliance, and business continuity considerations.
- Minimizing downtime and ensuring data is transferred securely and efficiently are essential during the migration process. Testing should be conducted at each process stage to ensure migrated applications perform as expected.
- After completing the migration process, ongoing monitoring and management are necessary to optimize performance and ensure cost-effectiveness while maintaining high levels of security.
Safe and Secure Systems Access from Anywhere
Moving business operations to the cloud can open doors for organizations of all sizes. It can be advantageous, helping businesses save on cost, maintain optimal performance, and increase security methods. Benefits include cutting overhead costs associated with local storage and maintenance, faster data access and increased scalability. Cloud technology is also a great way to improve security with built-in best practices that meet or exceed compliance requirements and robust encryption capabilities. For these reasons, transitioning to the cloud is becoming the preferred approach for many businesses.
When choosing the cloud model to use for an organization, it is essential to consider a few factors. The public cloud can provide scalability and flexibility, often with a pay-per-usage model that saves organizations money in the long run. Private or on-premises clouds provide organizations with extra control and security over their data, but there are associated drawbacks concerning higher costs and limited scalability.
A hybrid cloud model is often seen as the best option because it provides organizations with both the benefits of public and private clouds and allows them to keep mission-critical data on-premises while scaling their applications using the public cloud. However, communication delays between both networks may negatively impact performance when using a hybrid cloud model connectivity. Evaluating these factors will help organizations determine which cloud model best fits their needs.
Our Cloud Migration Process
The technical experts at Velocity Solutions discover your specific needs by meeting with stakeholders and performing an on-site review of your server room. Once we’ve got the complete picture of your technology and how your team uses it, we’ll develop a migration plan with minimal downtime for your organization.
Upon approval of the migration plan, our team will begin moving all relevant data to the cloud. When the upload completes, technicians perform all pertinent configuration tasks and run thorough tests to ensure everything runs smoothly. Migrations can be done overnight or on weekends to avoid any impact on your regular business hours.
With the big move complete, we’ll train your team on the new processes for accessing their data and software. From documentation to in-person or virtual training sessions, Velocity Solutions will provide fast and friendly training that works for your staff.