Cloud Migration

Optimise Your Operations for the Cloud

You’ve been hearing for months and years that your business should be moving its infrastructure and documentation onto a cloud platform. But now that you’ve finally decided to take the plunge, you’re unsure of what the next step might be.

Making the switch to a cloud platform is not a task to be taken lightly. You cannot simply announce to your teams that they should use Microsoft SharePoint from now on, and expect things to carry on as normal.

When your business is ready to make the move to the cloud, your first step should be putting together a Cloud Migration Strategy with the help of cloud migration service providers like GRIAM.

What is a Cloud Migration Strategy?

Cloud Migration is the process that a business will follow to move their systems onto a cloud environment. Having a strategy in place ensures that apps, infrastructure and data are moved across to cloud storage in a structured manner. This allows for minimal downtime, as systems critical to your operations can be prioritised, and reduces the likelihood of data being duplicated unnecessarily.

There are a number of different approaches that companies can take to cloud migration. The best approach for your business will depend on the extent of the migration, as well as the systems that need to be moved across. Often companies will even take a hybrid approach to cloud data migration, moving different systems across to the cloud in a variety of ways for a unique and comprehensive cloud migration strategy:

Move your systems directly onto the cloud without making any adjustments. Rehosted cloud migration services are not suitable for legacy systems or software without cloud support.
Migrate and optimise your apps and infrastructure to take advantage of a cloud environment.
Invest in new cloud-based systems rather than migrating existing apps and software.
Take existing systems and rebuild or develop them with cloud environments and functionality in mind.
Migrate some systems to the cloud while maintaining others on-premises.
Phase-out systems that no longer serve a purpose for your business.