The business case has been made and you’ve appointed your project resources for cloud migration. It’s now time to scope and plan your migration. Far too frequently, organizations do not take the time to plan how they will migrate from an on-premises or hosted infrastructure environment, onto a cloud platform.

This is a fundamental misstep often made by IT decision makers. Because without proper planning, the cloud will not deliver its full value and will likely extend the time required for successful migration. Cloud migration is not an infrastructure refresh in which you are ripping out old hardware and replacing it with new. It’s an application landscape redesign that will change not only the way IT administrators interact with your systems, but also how your applications interact with one another and are delivered to your end users.

There are many factors which need to be taken into account when moving enterprise applications to a cloud environment. Some are obvious, while others are not. Below are a few guidelines to consider when undertaking applicatiQQmigration to the cloud.

  • Improved security

  • Enhanced performance

  • Access from anywhere

  • Real-time backups

  • Entirely cloud based

  • Any number of devices