Whatever stage of your cloud migration you are in, the true change begins with an architecture that offers cutting-edge technology, connects people, automates processes, and speeds product creation.
What is cloud migration?
In its oversimplified form, cloud migration is the migration of data from a local, on-premises location to the public cloud. And as simple as it sounds, it’s often a time-consuming and error-prone process. Moving all digital assets – data, workloads, applications, and IT resources – to a cloud infrastructure comes with known and unforeseen pitfalls. Lack of a cloud strategy tied to business outcomes or misjudging the cost of migrating to the cloud – there are many variables to realizing the actual value of the cloud.
So experienced companies increasingly realize that migrating assets on their own carry some risk and are hiring cloud migration consulting partners to secure their journey and investment in the cloud. These partners provide cloud migration services and customized technology solutions that align with an organization’s desired outcomes, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach that companies can apply on their own.
A recent study found that 75% of executives reported that they migrated an application back to their infrastructure after not getting the expected return. But even beyond the inherent risks, many business executives are stopped because they expect the move to the cloud itself to change their business.
While powerful and seemingly ubiquitous, the cloud is simply an infrastructure – a form factor that provides functionality such as scaling and automation. They are, of course, necessary to compete in today’s speed of innovation, but they are useless in and of themselves if they don’t lead to a specific goal or planned outcome.
Consider the cloud to be a central power grid.
To harness that electricity, all you have to do is hook it into the grid. However, in order to make it accomplish what you want and become your own, you must link that power to the goals and results that are essential to you. For instance, if you want to increase output, you must arrange cloud apps and infrastructure to make your idea a reality.
Ultimately, the transformative value that companies are looking for in the cloud goes beyond migration – it’s about modernizing specific business operations that enable unlimited opportunity and potential.
Cloud migration and modernization are entirely different types. Cloud migration is like a northern wheatbird. Once the journey is complete, the work is pretty much done. In contrast, a cloud upgrade is like a peregrine falcon. Each action requires a strong vision, astounding speed, and profound intent.
Because of its ability to deliver more, cloud modernization requires significant code and architecture changes to maximize the benefits of cloud solutions. So how well your business navigates the solution crowd determines how closely your approach to modernization aligns with your strategic business goals.
And modernization is the most promising approach to getting migration’s full and long-term benefits.
We firmly believe in going beyond cloud migrations to complete cloud upgrades aimed at achieving the desired results. The capabilities gained through a modern, results-driven architecture bring people together in an organization, automate processes and accelerate product development.
This can be achieved with a well-planned cloud migration strategy.
We aim to kick-start the alignment process and give companies a bird’s eye view of how a fully tailored cloud modernization strategy meets their goals.
With cloud modernization services, your business can identify and configure optimal cloud technology solutions that scale and set you up for continuous innovation.
Your company may use cloud modernization services to find and implement suitable cloud technology solutions that will grow and set you up for continued innovation.