Migrating to the cloud can be a daunting task with a plethora of moving parts. To streamline the process, break down the overall strategy into digestible chunks organized by the stage in the migration process it best fits.
The different stages of the cloud migration process can be summarized by:
Before Migration: Planning and Goal Setting
During Migration: Execution
After Migration: Monitoring and Optimizing
STRATEGIZE BEFORE MIGRATION
Before moving a byte of data, ensure the final goal is clear and the necessary assessments are made.Establishing the goal for the migration will provide a guideline for all the steps to follow. Without a clear reason, it can be easy to lose focus when coordinating the moving parts required for a successful migration.
Planning is a vital step before executing a migration to the cloud. Outlining details like potential security risks, financial commitment, and partnering organizations helps pinpoint the necessary steps to address them. For example, security risks could be solved by removing sensitive datasets from the migration.