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Four Important Approaches for Cloud Migration
To ensure a well-reasoned and proactive approach to cloud adoption, IT leaders should depend on an experienced team to conduct comprehensive conversations with all company stakeholders.
Fremont, CA: Over the past decade, cloud use has soared as businesses have shifted focus to cope with increased consumer demands and a changing market environment that relies on data-driven knowledge and agility for goods. The path to the cloud adoption is complex and depends on the organization's priorities, finances, and present state. If there is a security incident, taking the wrong direction can significantly impact the overall expense, performance, and even credibility.
Here are four important approaches of cloud migrations:
Re-platform may make the most sense for those planning to change their OS and database engine, upgrade to the latest release of an application, update their OS, or update their database. During the migration, particular updates are made to the deployed application to align with current norms. These version updates are often sufficient to allow businesses to utilize cloud-native resources to optimize aspects of the workload.
Often, businesses with varying application requirements prefer a SaaS offering, a commercial off-the-shelf product, or choose to buy a cloud-compatible license to replace an application. Usually the most significance is made by a SaaS product. Companies benefit from a fully controlled solution through this migration option.
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Rehosting moves existing physical and virtual servers into a complementary Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) architecture for businesses with servers running bundled software, applications without an active strategy, or when you need to move quickly. This "lift and shift" approach balances migration investment against long-term efficiency and is a great strategy when CapEx prevention on aging hardware or as an early phase in a long-term evolution is the primary motivator.
For businesses that plan to replace entire systems, undertake a data transfer, or would like to buy a cloud-compatible license, the refactor approach is very versatile and offers opportunities to adopt cloud-native technologies and their advantages like cost optimization and scaling.