Top Tips for Cloud Migration

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Many organisations have got data migration, applications as well as other cloud resources on their to-do list. As of 2020, total end-user cloud services spending was $270 billion. COVID-19 has put an uncertain halt on their cloud migration pursuits since remote workforce has become the norms. If there is no clear strategy on cloud migration, there are higher chances of businesses failing. These tips can help businesses move to cloud without much hassles.

Ensure a parallel line between business strategy and cloud strategy

There is a significant variation between business strategies of different businesses. Every enterprise architects and I&O leaders have to make sure that their cloud strategy would go well with their business strategy. It could be customer services or product marketing, the cloud migration has to sync up well with it.

Calculate the risks

While setting your cloud strategy, you need to understand availability risk, agility risk, supplier risk, security risk and compliance risk amongst many other risks. You need to look at possible risks surrounding the potential benefits in a better manner.

Risk management must play a crucial role in any cloud strategy process.

Get a grip on potential routes

The cloud strategy of many organisations goes along with various possible cloud routes. It could be:

 

Refactoring, where you move the applications to cloud infrastructure and re-architect them for the purpose of blending with the cloud environment. It allows you to migrate your database where you take advantage of cloud-managed database services and internally managing them in a separate spot.

 

Rehosting is migrating your infrastructure services such as compute, network, and storage directly from on-premises into your cloud service provider’s (CSP) cloud. It simplifies the movement of your organization’s applications to your cloud platform. It’s also known as “lift and shift” migration, where you move an application with less effort. This would mean less change and benefits, since many application would remain the same.

 

Rebuilding, where you can recreate a strategic application using a cloud native architecture, enabling elastic scalability as well as pay-per-use cloud pricing models

Understand how shared responsibility model works

The fundamental change happening between cloud computing is how shared responsibility model works. The cloud provider responsibilities come under the capabilities and features that are being offered. Get customised features and support with the cloud service capabilities.

Can cost reduction happen through cloud?

It’s extremely subjective. The cloud budget of an MNC might not be the same as that of an SME. It all depends on the cloud service as well as workload characteristics with specific organisational circumstances.

 

For example, you can reduce the hardware costs in the place of in-house equipment purchase. You can leave your hardware needs in the hands of your vendor.

Business information can be on ERP. The ERP is available on Cloud. The best example is SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud allows you to build your enterprise with all the features you need on cloud. Contact us for more details on SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

FAQs

These Cloud migration tips might come in handy:

  • Ensure a parallel line between business strategy and cloud strategy
  • Calculate the risks
  • Get a grip on potential routes
  • Understand how shared responsibility model works

It depends on your needs and requirement. Also many other factors such as the size of your organisation and project comes into play.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud comes along with plenty of choices for customers ranging from retail automation to inventory management. You get direct cloud access to access and store your data anywhere, anytime.

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