In a background race to adapt to the new times, organizations plan to get on the cloud. But you have to be careful because it can end up being a double-edged sword if a previous strategy is not defined. In this post we will tell you what are the most common errors when migrating to the cloud and that they can even increase costs.
Something that is a giant step for many companies and requires defining a clear strategy to complete the process successfully.
These migrations can bring significant benefits for organizations such as: profitability, usability, and security, but this is a complex, time-consuming process that can pose certain risks.
According to recent studies by IDC, it is estimated that in Spain the cloud market will grow around 20% per year and will rise to 80% by 2028, equivalent to much of the investment of organizations in IT.
In the previous post we analyzed the first step, choosing the right provider. The one in which we can trust our information and keep it safe.
So let’s see what we shouldn’t fall into.
Common migration errors:
–Gaps in planning: In many cases even absence from it, one of the most relevant steps in this process. Review of current resources, information to migrate, and application compatibility assessment.
In short, analyze the current situation of the organization, structure, departments and its operational processes.
–Complete migration: As we have already indicated it is a slow and complex process, which requires the training of all staff. If migrated gradually, big problems can be avoided if something goes wrong in the process. Therefore, you should start step by step by migrating small applications that do not support a large workload.
It is also necessary to analyze which applications need to be hosted in the cloud and which can continue to be used on-premises, as this can result in an unnecessary cost increase and breach of gdpR.
– Secure migration policies: Have a backup and contingency plan. Both in the migration process and perform backups on a regular basis once installed. This can prevent data loss in the process and quick and easy restoration if at some point something fails.
In addition to all this security to protect the data and avoid any cyberattack is very important. Since you don’t just have to settle for the provider’s measurements if you don’t have all the data encrypted.
-Do not have qualified personnel: Not only is technological advice help vital when planning, choosing, and migrating cloud processes, but for maintenance.
Once the process has been implemented if the company does not have the necessary and qualified personnel, it must use a provider to advise and accompany it in the maintenance and improvements of the migration.