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Cloud Migration: Ask Yourself These Prudent Questions Before You Begin

Published August 03, 2020

Cloud Migration: Ask Yourself These Prudent Questions Before You Begin

83% of workloads will be in the cloud this year. Have you made the switch to the cloud? If not, there’s a lot to consider before switching.

Switching to the cloud offers many benefits. If you’ve been using your in-house methods for years, you may wonder if the cloud will benefit your business.

While an IT company will make the switch easy, you should feel confident in your decision first.

Before migrating to the cloud, you should ask specific questions. These will help you gain a better understanding of cloud migration and if it will truly benefit your business.

How Will Business-Related Activities Go After Cloud Migration?

One of the benefits businesses report is the improvement of day-to-day business activities.

All functions are located in one place. Everyone can access necessary files and collaboration has never been easier. This also opens the door for new opportunities, such as remote work.

In addition, cloud services are stronger and faster than most servers. Many cloud platforms are managed by a team who will update your service regularly and will quickly repair any issues.

But learning a new platform is intimidating. You’re not sure how much training is involved, if it will cut into production, cause business downtime, or any related issues.

The best course of action is to inquire with an IT company. They will not only assist with the migration but can recommend different cloud platforms for your business.

Your IT company will also keep business continuity in mind, ensuring there’s no business downtime or excessive training required.

Do You Want to Access a Larger Pool of Workers?

Most cloud platforms host a staff of individuals who monitor your cloud server, installing updates and ensuring your system is secure. If you have any problems, you can also call their tech support to resolve the issue.

However, this can be concerning for some businesses. While these workers are all professionals, they can access your sensitive data — potentially even employee and staff data.

Can This Represent Our Business Well?

All businesses are concerned about their reputation. The cloud is the future — you work easier, faster, and more conveniently than you did on physical servers.

In addition, switching to the cloud helps you become eco-friendly — an effective promise you can tell customers.

What Kind of Cloud Architecture Do I Need?

This is a question you should ask your IT migration specialist. An IT expert will look at your security, daily business activities, existing app integrations, and any accountability requirements.

Your IT expert will also identify the best platform that can provide these necessary features while saving you money, time, and effort.

We Can Help You Migrate to the Cloud

Are you thinking about switching to the cloud? Cloud migration is a huge decision and businesses should think about this process carefully. Ask yourself these questions to ensure the cloud is your best option.

You should also seek help from an IT expert. Take a look at our cloud migration services.

Jason Daugherty
Jason Daugherty
jdaugherty@pegtec.com

Jason Daugherty, Systems Administrator. Originally from West Grove, PA, Jason Daugherty is a Tier 3 support professional with 20 years in IT and Managed Services experience. He specializes in Microsoft and Fortinet technologies and is Fortinet NSE4 certified.