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Cloud Migration

Migrating to the cloud can be a challenging process for organisations and IT executives tasked with leading the project. There are there key steps you should take to minimise risk and ensure a smooth transition to the most appropriate cloud model.

Logicalis can help you determine the best cloud computing services, deployment models and strategy for utilizing cloud computing in your organisation and then develop and execute a plan to meet your goals.

1. Assess your workload and select the most appropriate cloud model
When looking at migrating production workloads to Cloud, it's important to recognise that not all clouds are created equal. Understanding these differences is critical as each Cloud drives unique requirements and suits specific workloads. In addition to different cloud models there are two "flavours" of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) models.

  • Commodity IaaS is intended for “cloud applications” where the application itself is distributed across nodes and also distributed across multiple availability zones for redundancy.
  • Enterprise class IaaS is intended for enterprise applications, with the cloud infrastructure designed for performance, with redundancy and high availability.

Typically Enterprise Class IaaS clouds are most suitable for traditional workloads when reliability is required and expected. The approach is to protect the entire cloud, by providing a reliable hardware platform, high performance and site redundancy capability.

2. Understand what you should look for in a cloud provider
The second key step in a successful cloud migration is the selection of a trusted provider. There are seven key areas we recommend you evaluate in the decision-making process:

  • Data Sovereignty
  • Data Ownership & Transferability
  • Programming Interfaces
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Storage Capabilities
  • Network Capability and Bandwidth
  • Financial Stability

3. Ensure your cloud provider’s migration methodology stacks up!
Once you have assessed your workload and done your due diligence to match a cloud provider to your selection criteria, it is critical to manage the risk of migrating to the cloud by taking the time to ensure your cloud provider has a robust migration methodology: inherently, migration to the cloud is a reasonable straightforward process as long as you have carefully planned approach. Logicalis follows a four-step process from assessment and planning to commissioning the cloud infrastructure.

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