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What are Cloud Migration Services?


What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, apps, or other corporate assets to a cloud computing environment.

A business can move to the cloud in several ways: it can transfer data and applications from a local, on-premises data center to a public, private, or hybrid cloud; it can also transfer data and apps from one cloud platform to another. In addition, it can also move data or applications to the cloud and back to a local data center.

What are Cloud Migration Services?

Cloud migration services assist an organization in migrating to the cloud. Cloud providers (such as Azure, AWS, and Google) provide tools and services that assist in workload and application migration. Many organizations that lack technical abilities, on the other hand, prefer to take the help of a qualified cloud Managed Services Partner (MSP) for this activity. By providing a bespoke, comprehensive solution, MSPs remove the uncertainty and discomfort of migrating an organization’s assets to the cloud. The MSP manages the migration’s timeline, budget, and services while minimizing downtime and business inconvenience.

Benefits of Cloud Migration Services

The correct cloud strategy, roadmap, workflow model, and ecosystem accelerate digital transformation. A comprehensive cloud migration service, apart from helping the organization create a robust cloud strategy, assists in managing the following aspects of the migration process:

  • Adherence to cloud best practices: Experienced cloud service providers will not only help you with data transfers but also provide timely guidance to adhere to industry best practices around governance frameworks, network optimization, automation, and monitoring benchmarks.
  • Maintaining security and compliance: With a trusted cloud migration service, organizations can easily prevent data loss and comply with regulatory regulations such as PSI, HIPAA, GDPR, and others. 
  • Handling change management: Experienced cloud MSPs also offer personalized cloud training and adoption strategies, including runbooks, templates, and FAQs that help manage the changes that come with cloud adoption. 
  • Migrating large databases: It’s challenging to move a database, especially if there’s a lot of data to move when it involves enormous databases that take too long to transfer via the internet. Cloud service providers can assist with physical data transfer options, such as loading data onto hardware equipment, and then sending the hardware to the cloud provider.
  • Accelerating time-to-business: With battle-tested frameworks, processes, and boilerplates, cloud MSPs speed up the migration process and avoid overruns of any kind that might affect the budget.

The Cloud Migration Process

Here is an industry-proven best-in-class cloud migration process to help firms plan for successful cloud migration:

  1. Determine the migration’s business purpose
  2. Assess the expenses and requirements of your relocation
  3. Evaluate the environment as well as the applications
  4. Select a cloud environment (single or multi-cloud)
  5. Choose a deployment model (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS)
  6. Partner with a trusted cloud provider
  7. Select the appropriate architecture
  8. Determine which components of the migration should be prioritized
  9. Set performance benchmarks
  10. Make a solid data migration strategy
  11. Migrate your applications
  12. Examine the applications, databases, and other necessary components
  13. Add the domain and IP addresses to the application
  14. Verify applications, databases, and other necessary components
  15. Perform security testing to guarantee there are no flaws

Simultaneously, be ready to deal with some common issues such as interoperability, data and application portability, data integrity and security, and business continuity. Without proper preparation, a cloud migration project could degrade workload performance and increase IT expenses, which will end up negating some of cloud computing’s significant benefits.

Why Synoptek’s Cloud Migration Services?

Synoptek’s cloud migration services are designed to manage the entire cloud lifecycle with ease. Our cloud experts help organizations plan, migrate, implement, and manage their cloud instances without hassle. We also help organizations choose the right cloud for their environment and create short-term and long-term cost-governance structures that help organizations reap the benefits of cloud infrastructure. Our extensive portfolio of cloud services include:

  • Cloud Strategy and Planning Services: Our comprehensive cloud consulting services include everything, right from workload portfolio analysis to deployment roadmap and cost management.
  • Cloud Assessment Services: With our cloud assessment services, we help organizations evaluate their current IT assets, provide real-time utilization, and TCO – and make sound planning and migration decisions into the next generation of computing.
  • Cloud Transformation and Migration Services: Our cloud migration services help organizations handle the entire cloud implementation lifecycle efficiently.
  • Cloud Management and Optimization Services: Our managed cloud services solve short- and long-term functionality, privacy, and security concerns that could otherwise prevent a hyperscale cloud from being adopted.
  • Managed Cloud Gateway: Synoptek provides a fully managed gateway and a secure direct transport to any major cloud service provider such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Salesforce.

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