Are You Ready To Move To The Cloud?
What To Move and What Not To MoveAt the beginning, everything about the cloud looks neat, exciting and inviting. But, there have been several examples from the past where enterprises have failed to understand a few things about migration. One such decision is about what to move and what not to. It is essential you remember that not all applications should be moved to the cloud, especially those which contain legacy applications, sensitive data and also mission critical workloads. Migration should be a slow process, and applications should be moved in batches.
Determining The Cost FactorBy now, you must be well-versed with the fact that cloud services are cost effective. Yes it is, but not every time and certainly not in every case. The financial benefits differ from application to application, with several hidden expenses adding burden to any enterprise. If you are using legacy enterprise hardware that needs to be moved to the cloud, the migration may prove to be costly. Thus before migrating, it makes sense to go on a budget accuracy check with the help of tools such as Amazon Web Services CloudWatch and Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator.
Choosing the Type of ServiceAnother important checklist that will determine your decision about moving to the cloud is choosing the right cloud environment for your enterprise. There are three options–public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons thus you need to make a call based on your requirement.
Challenges of Governance and SecurityWith the decision of moving applications to the cloud taken, you must also be prepared to make certain organizational changes, especially those pertaining to governance. When half your system is running on the cloud, you cannot work with the traditional governance system. Similarly, planning ahead with regards to security is also essential. No system is fool-proof and hence you need to plan ahead in case there are security breaches. Semaphore Software is vast experience with cloud app development, helping enterprises migrate efficiently. Contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about our services.
About Himanshu Chudasama
Himanshu Chudasama, an eloquent professional, and an experienced leader, has a deep knowledge in different segments of information technology particularly Web and Mobile Based applications. With a vast experience ranging from project development to management to acquiring and retaining clients, Himanshu Chudasama has acquired both experience and expertise along the way. His love for reading, a strong observation power, and experience ranging in different sectors and industry verticals, help him give out optimum IT driven solutions.