BNMC Blog

Migrating to the Cloud? Avoid These Problems

Migrating to the Cloud? Avoid These Problems

With cloud computing being utilized by a majority of businesses nowadays, it’s not as big of a surprise when one wants to move files from a locally-hosted server to a cloud server; or, from a cloud server to a new cloud server. This presents a fair amount of problems that you have to be mindful of if you want to move the data and applications over properly. Today, we’ll take a look at some problems you may face, and how to make sure they don’t weigh down your next cloud migration.

The Planning Stages

If you are moving part (or all) of your computing infrastructure to the cloud, you are probably familiar with the reasons businesses do so. That doesn’t mean, however, that you’ve given the process the attention it deserves. Like most things in business, a bad plan will likely result in a bad result. In order to complete a cloud migration that is effective for your business, you have to create a definitive strategy to get all of the information over properly, as data loss can become a major problem.

Data Protection

Speaking of data loss, protecting the data while it's being moved is actually a significant problem. Enough so, that we thought it was important to mention. Data being moved from a physical server to a cloud, or from one cloud to another, is effectively exposed. This is one main reason why BNMC suggests having IT professionals that are versed in the exact nature of data protection assist or perform the migration for you. This will ensure that you have the knowledge-base and experience needed to ensure your data stays protected during the migration.

Downtime

Downtime is a major consideration any business that is looking to perform a migration has to address. If you don’t have any regularly-scheduled time available to allow you to finish a successful migration, you may be looking at operational downtime. This can get expensive quick. Many organizations will choose to set up a backup environment that will allow people to access the data and applications on the server while the changeover is happening, but this comes with a slew of other considerable problems. To minimize your operational downtime during a migration of any kind, it is best to notify all affected parties for days ahead of time, and then try to fit the migration into a time period that isn’t going to saddle your company with huge payroll losses.

Interoperability

Of course, any new migration is going to have to work with the rest of your computing infrastructure. This process is actually much more difficult than you may think. So much so that interoperability is one of the most confounding issues during any cloud migration. While a lot of these issues are best confronted when performing due diligence, the ones that don’t can be a major drawback to moving hardware, applications, and storage over. Often it will take professional IT technicians to ascertain whether or not a certain piece of computing will work or if they will need to adapt the solution to the cloud platform itself.

Scale and Adapt

Cloud platforms, as a rule, are more scalable than any other computing construct. So, on that front, there should be very little issue. The problem with that additional ability to scale up and back is cost. Some cloud solutions can get very expensive when your demands outweigh your capabilities, so understanding exactly what your needs are, and what you are paying for is important.

As far as adaptability goes, it is a major issue for any organization that is moving from one platform to another. Having a baseline knowledge of how to manage anything is not like managing it day in and day out. Not surprisingly, the training required to properly utilize a new cloud platform can be substantial. Where there’s training, there’s only cost. This is where BNMC can help the most. Regardless of what type of cloud computing system you’ve decided to use for your business, you can always count on our experienced technicians and consultants to help to make any IT transition palatable for your business. Call us today at 978-482-2020 to learn more.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, March 23 2019

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Email Cloud Privacy Business Computing Malware Hackers Google Productivity User Tips Network Security Software Tech Term Business Computer Microsoft Communication Internet IT Services Hosted Solutions Efficiency Mobile Devices Ransomware Small Business IT Support Data Smartphone Android Hardware Cloud Computing Innovation Data Recovery Backup Managed IT Services Saving Money Business Continuity Data Backup Windows Internet of Things Data Management Workplace Tips Managed IT Services Microsoft Office Windows 10 Browser Passwords Vulnerability Productivity Cybersecurity Server Users Business Management App Windows 10 Outsourced IT Remote Monitoring Chrome Mobile Device Facebook Phishing Upgrade Office 365 communications Gmail Artificial Intelligence Disaster Recovery Word Encryption IT Support Money VoIP Smartphones Employer-Employee Relationship Managed Service Provider Applications Infrastructure Analytics Social Media Managed Service Website BYOD Information Tip of the week Network Big Data Save Money Robot Settings Access Control Automation Paperless Office IT Management Google Drive Bandwidth Content Filtering Virtual Reality Router Miscellaneous YouTube Government Employee-Employer Relationship Apple Risk Management Company Culture Office Tips Maintenance Hacker Data storage Display Antivirus Wireless Spam Computing Vendor Management Outlook Monitors WiFi Downtime Networking HIPAA Operating System Chromebook LiFi VPN Mobile Security Hosted Solution Gadgets Administration Data Security End of Support Business Technology Mouse Server Management Virtual Private Network Touchscreen Business Intelligence Quick Tips Education Unified Threat Management SaaS Data loss Tablet Telephone Systems Storage Printing Holiday desktop Computers Alert Firewall Two-factor Authentication Managing Stress Retail Avoiding Downtime Laptop Development Scam The Internet of Things Document Management Office Samsung Slack File Sharing Alerts USB Print Toner Computer Care Heating/Cooling IBM Multi-Factor Security Motherboard Cables Messaging Fraud Break Fix Cost Management Tech Support Content Time Management Solid State Drive Printer Identity Continuity Alt Codes Identity Theft Search Black Friday Screen Reader Charging Digital Signage Smart Office Bring Your Own Device Cybercrime Entertainment Social Social Engineering Marketing Monitoring Emergency Licensing Dongle Budget Shortcuts Training Servers Corporate Profile Google Calendar Wires Automobile Dark Web Assessment Information Technology Websites Streaming G Suite Network Management Hard Disk Drive Solar Typing Humor iOS Cyber Monday Smart Tech Current Events Troubleshooting Dell Work Best Practice Safety Spying Cabling Cooperation Service Level Agreement Security Cameras WannaCry Legislation Voice over Internet Protocol Halloween Analysis Google Maps Hotspot Microsoft Excel Internet Exlporer Apps Human Error SharePoint Compliance Cryptocurrency Remote Computing Scalability Managed IT Smart Technology Connectivity IT solutions Going Green Techology IT Technicians Optimization Google Docs Network Congestion FinTech Hacks How To Lenovo Staff Leominster Managed Services Statistics Modem Scary Stories Mail Merge Language Blockchain Value Google Wallet Wi-Fi Device Downloads Regulations Bitcoin Writing Migration Digital Payment Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service IoT LED VoIP Unified Threat Management Mirgation Recycling Business Growth Virtualization Running Cable Cookies MSP Password Buisness PowerPoint Firefox Disaster Superfish Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Legal Dark Data Update Laptops Bluetooth Digital Comparison Sports Collaboration Address Computing Infrastructure Permissions Professional Services Unified Communications Drones Virtual Desktop Mobility Social Networking Windows 8 Patch Management Managed IT Service Star Wars Politics Co-Managed IT User Error Chatbots eWaste Spyware Specifications Nanotechnology Mobile Device Management Onboarding Customer Relationship Management Uninterrupted Power Supply Wearable Technology Network upgrade Deep Learning Customer Service Software as a Service Health Private Cloud Error Black Market Mobile Computing Law Enforcement Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Notifications Travel Electronic Medical Records BDR Physical Security Twitter Supercomputer CrashOverride Regulation Upgrades Gadget Emoji Crowdsourcing Motion Sickness Staffing Administrator Personal Information Botnet Taxes IT Budget 3D Printing Printers Web Server what was your? Cortana GPS Machine Learning IT Consultant Processors Unsupported Software Cameras Meetings Tracking Computer Repair Relocation Cleaning Windows 7 Mobile Data CCTV How To Work/Life Balance Webcam Recovery

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3