Cloud migration: things every project manager should know
Experts Voice
15 June 2020
Cloud migration: things every project manager should know
Experts Voice
15 June 2020

Cloud migration: things every project manager should know

Cloud migration refers to the process of transferring data, applications, and other business elements from on-premises computers to the cloud. It involves leveraging cloud computing, which entails storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet rather than on local hard drives.

This concept of cloud computing can be visualized as a virtual cloud, symbolizing a vast server infrastructure that handles connections and delivers information. Beyond storage, cloud migration also encompasses communications. Cloud communications integrate various modalities such as voice, email, chat, and video, enabling seamless collaboration and connectivity.

However, satisfaction levels with cloud migration experiences have been relatively low, with only 27 percent reporting satisfaction. To address this, having a skilled project manager (PM) becomes pivotal in planning and implementing a smooth cloud migration. A competent PM should possess specific skills related to cloud computing, including pricing and ROI analysis, understanding of enterprise architecture, and vendor contract negotiation.

Key areas to a successful Cloud Migration

1. Choose the Right Cloud Provider

The Cloud Industry Forum recommends using these eight criteria to select your provider:

  • Certifications and standards
  • Technologies and service roadmap
  • Data security, data governance and business policies
  • Service dependencies and partnerships
  • Contracts, commercials and SLAs
  • Reliability and performance
  • Migration support, vendor lock-in and exit planning
  • Business health and company profile

2. Assess Your Current Infrastructure

valuate your existing workloads and prioritize which elements should be migrated first based on their characteristics and requirements.

May interest you: Opinov8 offers UX, Infrastructure And Cloud Readiness Assesments.

3. Plan for the New Infrastructure

Consider these important factors:

  • Number of processor cores
  • RAM
  • Storage capacity and performance
  • Server performance and schedules
  • Other features

4. Consider Various Issues Specific to Your Environment

Think through factors that impact your company’s specific environment such as disaster recovery and related security issues, backups, stability issues and of course budget directives to cover all this.

5. Create the Timeline

You’ve planned the migration including budget considerations. Now you need to create a timeline that suits your needs for migrating, deploying and testing.

Are you looking for a Cloud Migration provider?

Get in touch with us today! We provide customized solutions for your business, leveraging our extensive expertise in leading cloud platforms such as Azure Cloud, AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud.

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