Having trouble preparing for your move to the cloud? Or maybe you haven’t even gotten the ball rolling—you’re stuck with an outdated, onsite platform that isn’t yielding the results you want. But what if you had the right provider working by your side? That’s where Istonish comes in.
Whether it’s selecting the right cloud environment for your infrastructure, transferring all your relevant data and applications to your new cloud platform, or simply maintaining a steady workflow and avoiding downtime, Istonish is here to make sure your cloud migration is as seamless as possible. Whether you’re looking for a hosted exchange to Office 365 migration service or a simple update, we deliver. But what can you do to streamline the process? In this blog, we’ll talk about formulating a checklist for your cloud migration, so your company can prepare more effectively than ever before.
There’s no such thing as being overprepared. It can never hurt to spend a little more time planning ahead, especially when it comes to your cloud migration process. There’s plenty to include on your checklist, but key items are:
- Considering your data and applications: What do you need to hit the ground running? What needs to be protected most? Few things are more important to your company’s success than the software you use or the data you protect. Make sure these items are accounted for before any decisions are made.
- Plan your budget: While moving to the cloud is cost-efficient overall, prices differ depending on which model you choose. Make sure you’re selecting a cloud model that makes sense for your budget.
- Find out what your priorities are: Are you confident the cloud provider you’re choosing is the right one for your company? Some companies need to strengthen their data security; some need real-time availability from their support team. Whatever you need to run your business at a high level and avoid downtime, make sure the cloud solution you choose includes those resources.
- Nail down your timeline: When are you planning on resuming normal operations? It’s not enough to have a broad outline of a schedule. You might not be able to plan it completely, but you should be able to narrow a few key dates.
Simplify Your Cloud Migration Process
Whatever you need to make your jump to the cloud seamless, Istonish is here to help.
Choosing the right cloud offering for your unique setup is a tall order, but not an impossible one. Each platform has pros and cons—it all depends on how they fit in your unique environment.
- Private cloud: In a private cloud setting, an enterprise runs its own data center, with its own hardware and software using a proprietary architecture. There are no other users beyond your company.
- Public cloud: Looking for something a little more cost-effective and don’t mind dealing with neighbors? Public clouds enable access to dedicated hardware and software resources through the internet. Public clouds provide you with the same level of functionality that you have with a Private Cloud, but you’re not buying the hardware or paying employees to support or upgrade hardware and software.
- Hybrid cloud: If you’re stuck between the two, a hybrid cloud offering might be the right fit. Hybrids offer maximum flexibility to support the unique requirements of your business. In some cases, you may have hardware that is not at end of life and other situations that make it timely to move to the cloud. Or you may have contractual or business requirements that demand on premise solutions. Hybrid clouds combine the best of both worlds, offering optimal scalability.
Choosing the right one for your network is contingent on so many factors, from pricing to security needs. Make sure you consider each one before you decide.
Cloud migration can present a host of problems if you’re not prepared. That’s why it’s so important to work with someone you can trust to take you where you ultimately need to go.
The industry is changing; are you going to stay ahead of the curve or languish behind? Take the time to clarify your cloud migration process today and choose Istonish, an IT provider you can count on. Whether you’re moving to a new cloud environment from your existing one or you’re trying out the cloud for the first time, reach out to Istonish today to solidify your migration.
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