Cloud Migrations

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Moving your workloads to the public cloud for maximum benefit with minimal disruption.

A solid cloud migration strategy depends upon the successful completion of cloud design, readiness assessment, and implementation steps. It is also important to consider that once your data has been moved to the cloud, it must be optimized, secured, and easy to retrieve going forward.

A vision that clearly articulates your organization’s mission and future goals, combined with identification of competitive vulnerabilities and shortcomings, is imperative. Your organization must have a detailed understanding of  your business capabilities with future-facing direction and goals as a primary consideration. Once cloud migration is complete, real-time monitoring and a security assessment will help ensure that your data, applications, and systems are working well in their new environment.

In addition, your organization must identify why you want to move to a public or hyperscale cloud. Cascadeo can help!

  • Minimize disruption

  • Fully refactor applications for the cloud, rather than simply lifting and shifting

  • Get guidance on the right environment for your workloads

Other Cloud Migration Considerations

Migrating to the cloud unlocks a world of possibilities for businesses, but ensuring seamless application performance is crucial. To achieve this, stress testing and optimization are essential steps before and after your cloud migration journey.

Stress Testing and Optimization: A Pre-migration Must-Have

  • Identifying Potential Issues: Before migration, rigorously stress test critical applications to identify and address any performance bottlenecks or scalability concerns.
  • Optimizing for the Cloud: Optimize applications to leverage the unique capabilities of the chosen cloud platform, ensuring peak performance and efficiency.
  • Performance Baseline: Establish performance baselines for all critical applications before migration to enable post-migration comparison and assessment.

Cloud Migration Testing Strategy: Confirming Performance Before and After

  • Testing Framework: Implement a comprehensive cloud migration testing strategy that encompasses functional, security, and performance testing to ensure smooth operation.
  • Pre- and Post-migration Comparison: Compare application performance before and after migration using established baselines to identify any discrepancies and adjust configurations if needed.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Implement continuous monitoring tools to track application performance and resource utilization, enabling proactive problem-solving and optimization.

Shifting Focus After Migration: Performance, Usage, and Stability

  • Performance Optimization: Once the initial migration phase is complete, your team can shift focus to ongoing performance optimization, identifying and eliminating inefficiencies.
    Usage Analysis and Cost Optimization: Analyze cloud resource usage patterns to identify cost optimization opportunities and ensure efficient resource allocation.
    Stability and Security: Prioritize ongoing stability and security monitoring, implementing effective security measures to protect your cloud environment.

Knowledge Transfer and Cloud Management Education

  • MSP Expertise: Leverage your Managed Service Provider’s expertise to ensure effective knowledge transfer, equipping your team with the necessary cloud management skills.
  • Cloud Management Education: Invest in employee training programs to empower your team with the knowledge and skills required for successful cloud management.

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