Cloud adoption is becoming mainstream for enterprises, but moving to an entirely different cloud environment or cloud solution isn’t easy. You have to overcome all sorts of challenges, whether it’s the technology itself, cloud expertise, or the underlying infrastructure. Here are some valid questions you need to ask.
Do you have the Cloud expertise?
Moving to cloud infrastructure requires knowledge that your team may not have, just like with any new technology. Cloud vendors and partners can offer technical support, valuable resources and swift implementation so you can be up and running faster.
Can you migrate to the cloud?
Migrating to the cloud is more complicated than taking all your on-premise infrastructure in the cloud environment. Your enterprise needs to plan out a cloud migration strategy before the implementation work begins.
The strategy should show how to move data, workflows, applications into the cloud, a process that may take months to years, depending on business size. A cloud vendor can help you achieve this timely and efficiently.
Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that’s simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate.
Do you know how to maintain cloud solutions?
Once you have a properly implemented cloud infrastructure to support cloud solutions for your business, keeping up performance can become a headache if there is no maintenance for the cloud environment itself. Cloud monitoring can determine how well your cloud solutions are doing. A cloud vendor can help monitor your cloud deployment hassle-free.
Is your infrastructure ready for the cloud?
Think about your resources before jumping to the cloud. This environment requires fast and reliable access to a multitude of data, file, documents, applications. Determine your cloud requirements and bandwidth usage before the implementation, since constant cloud usage can put a strain on your network. Choose a cloud infrastructure that lets you move and divide resources for maximum network agility and performance.
Does your IT infrastructure provide the scalability and performance your business requires?
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