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Avoid Cloud Drift by Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy

Posted by ConvergeOne on Jul 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Most data centers host hundreds—if not thousands—of applications that run business- and mission-critical operations. As organizations consider moving to the cloud, they are faced with questions on how these applications will fit into their cloud strategy and how they can migrate their workloads to a cloud platform with the least risk and disruption to their business.

While organizations are right to take the time to address these considerations, the ultimate questions are when and how you should move to the cloud rather than if you should make the move. Cloud consumption continues to rise steadily. In its 2019 Global IT Spending Report, Gartner predicts that the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market will reach $39.5 billion in 2019 and grow at roughly 27% CAGR through 2022. This is proof that organizations new and old are making the switch from traditional data centers to more flexible and agile architectures like private, public, and hybrid clouds.

It’s important that you avoid cloud drift, where you migrate applications to the cloud aimlessly, without a proper strategy or implementation plan. The cloud can bring tremendous benefits to your organization—but only when the move to cloud is made with intention. By moving your workloads to the cloud, your organization should be positioned to achieve critical business objectives: being more agile and responsive to business changes, going to market faster with your products and services, and spending money on the right resources rather than infrastructures that will never be fully used.

All of these objectives sound worthwhile, but the truth is that every organization will require a different blend of these desired outcomes. It’s important to determine a plan that suits your organization’s specific needs and objectives rather than forging ahead with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach.

This is where ConvergeOne Multi-Cloud Experience (C1MX) Cloud Migration Services come into play, with consulting, design, and migration services to ensure a seamless and successful migration to the cloud by answering the following questions upfront:

  • What is the business case to justify the cloud migration?
  • Which cloud infrastructure(s) are best for your business and the workloads?
  • How do you migrate to the cloud with the least disruption to your business?
  • How do you maintain your data security and compliance once your workloads are in the cloud?

There are many choices in the marketplace – and a great deal of misinformation about the value, cost, and capabilities of each possible solution. That is why you need a trusted partner and advisor that has spent years training and building multi-cloud solutions for customers of all sizes and within all industries – because we know how to determine which options are the best fit for your desired outcomes.

Learn more about C1MX Cloud Migration Services.

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Migrating your workloads to a private or public cloud doesn’t have to be difficult. C1MX Cloud Migration Services are a non-disruptive solution that starts you down the path of your multi-cloud journey. Start your journey by registering for a C1MX Cloud Migration Workshop today.


Topics: Cloud