It’s no secret that organizations are migrating to the cloud. Although migrating to the cloud means reduced costs, scalability, and improved security, among other benefits, companies often make the same common mistakes that can be easily avoided when migrating to the cloud. Failure to keep these mistakes in mind could mean that your cloud migration project will be time-consuming and costly.
By hiring a cloud migration consultant like Caserta, you can prevent these mistakes. Below, we outline the three most common mistakes to avoid when migrating to the cloud.
Mistake #1: Completion of the migration at once
Migrating to the cloud is a lot more complex than it sounds. While the majority of cloud providers make the process seem easy, it actually requires significant work like additional training for staff, buy-in from executive leadership, and months of planning and preparation.
Instead of migrating your entire data ecosystem to the cloud at once, we suggest an incremental transition to the cloud. This helps avoid major problems if something goes wrong during the migration process and allows you to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. Of course, time constraints and external pressures can mean an incremental migration isn’t possible. Turning to a partner like Caserta who can ensure your cloud migration project is completed on budget, on time, and with minimal disruption is essential.
Mistake #2: Rushed Decisions
So, you’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud. It shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before moving forward, it is important to understand your organization’s current and future IT needs, identify areas where local storage fails to meet business goals, and create a realistic roadmap or plan for cloud migration.
In addition, you should understand how migrating to the cloud supports your organization’s digital transformation as a whole to ensure that everything is planned and accounted for.
Mistake #3: Universal App Migration
One aspect of cloud migration that scares organizations off is thinking that they have to migrate everything to the cloud. However, many of our clients, whether due to organizational constraints or industry standards, maintain hybrid cloud/on-prem solutions.
If you’re unsure of whether your organization should migrate partially or completely to the cloud, a cloud migration consulting service can guide you down the right path for your organization’s characteristics, requirements, and constraints.
To avoid detrimental errors when migrating to the cloud, consider hiring a cloud migration consulting firm like Caserta. We have proven expertise in migrating organizations like The New York Times from legacy on-prem solutions to the cloud while working within tight time constraints.