Cloud Migration: Strategies for Successful Transition


Every cloud migration strategy deploys a few established processes that guide and sustain the entire process, aiding in the achievement of set goals. In this context, we will discuss a few critical steps. 

Continuous Testing 

Testing at various stages is an integral part of the migration protocol, which plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful migration. The migration testing procedure is designed to assess data migration readiness and identify areas that require improvement. This becomes particularly crucial when handling third-party data, as it is essential to prevent any data loss. Continuous testing is also vital for evaluating workload capabilities. 

The process involves real-time replication of data to the cloud, conducting workload capability testing using the replicated data, and performing repeated tests without any operational downtime. These steps can be automated and repeated in parallel without disrupting business operations. 

Business IT Health – Continuous Monitoring 

Continuous monitoring of IT health is crucial to ensure the achievement of business-critical service level objectives and compliance with regulations during cloud migration. However, in the public cloud, the infrequency of fluctuations in business workloads makes real-time response to business IT health complex. 

Many organizations still rely on their existing legacy systems and host critical workloads on-premises. The distribution of business applications across multiple locations and one or more clouds has the potential to impact IT operations. Moreover, with multiple teams managing these workloads, there is often a lack of insufficient monitoring of IT health, which exposes the organization to increased expenditure. Therefore, it is imperative to implement continuous monitoring of business IT health throughout the cloud migration process to ensure a successful transition and minimize risks. 

Data Recovery and Safeguard 

With the Cloud Service provider having custody of third parties’ data, it’s mandatory for these providers to ensure protection and safeguard the data. It is crucial for providers to establish a foolproof and resilient safeguard system and process to effectively handle contingencies. Additionally, preparing for unforeseen outages that are beyond their control is essential. This can be achieved by implementing a recovery solution for public cloud workloads, in addition to the basic resiliency safeguards provided by the cloud provider. By having robust data recovery and safeguard solutions in place, businesses can promptly respond to expected outages through instant alerts and swift workload shifting to alternative cloud regions. 

KGiSL possesses extensive capabilities and profound expertise in the domain of cloud infrastructure and application migration. Partner with us today and experience the pinnacle of cloud solutions tailored to your business needs. 

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