How To Get Started
Implementing cloud computing in your workplace require putting a strong plan in place for making the transition to ensure you gain the benefits. Below are ways to get started when considering cloud computing for your business!
1. Understand what it means to use cloud
Get educated on the principles and definitions of cloud computing before making a move into the cloud. Take into account factors such as the characteristics of cost, performance expectations, service characteristics – and what the cloud will do for you. If you don’t have someone with the right experience and expertise, then hire a firm to do that for you.
2. Evaluate your applications to identify those that fit the cloud
If you have a list of application, begin assessing those applications for their readiness and appropriateness in the cloud. Some apps will have specific architecture requirements or security concerns that mean they’re unlikely to work well in the cloud. Choose an application that is significant enough to demonstrate the benefits of the cloud.
3. Plan the migration
Take a step back once you’ve identified the application to move to the cloud. Make sure you understand the business case for moving that application and the expected benefits you’ll get from transitioning it to cloud before diving into the technical details of how to complete the migration. Plan for its impact on business users, your operations team, and your disaster recovery plan -make sure you know how you’ll monitor the application and evaluate the migration’s benefits.
4. Migrate the application to the cloud
Take your time after the migration is completed to evaluate the impact on performance, end-users, and cost before transiting to the cloud. You can now migrate to the next application once you’ve resolved any issues and your support team is comfortable supporting applications in the cloud.