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Cloud Migration Plans

You've Made the Decision to Move to the Cloud. Now What?

You already know that migrating to the cloud will save your organization money and allow your users to collaborate more easily - but attempting the move without a plan can be counterproductive.

You need a strategy to make the move without subjecting your users to unnecessary downtime. We will help you with your plan and your migration.


Cloud Migration Checklist

Check Your Hardware Lifecycle Status. Built-in obsolescence is accelerated in technology products, so you likely already have a hardware lifecycle policy. If you have not already done so, you should integrate a cloud services roadmap into it so you can plan and budget for moving on-premises servers to the cloud.

Inventory Your Existing Infrastructure.  Virtualization may have extended capacity and life of your servers , but there is a cost to keeping everything on-premise such as licensing, hardware resource consumption, and support infrastructure.  Determine if you will need your current server for on-premise apps or if it can be repurposed.

Inventory Your Applications: Which of these will  perform well in the cloud? Which ones need to be upgraded or replaced? Are there applications that would be better kept on-premises?  Lab testing may be necessary to determine how legacy applications will work in a cloud environment. 

Moving a virtiualized application server to the cloud may be relatively easy, but the app may have external dependencies (such as an on on-premises database or Active Directory dependency) that complicate the migration. 

Internet bandwidth.  Ensure your high-performance hosted application server has the bandwidth to accommodate it. 

Whatever the size of your organization, note that virtualization will make your migration easier.

Want more information? Talk to a team member.