As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, it pays to know what to look for in your technology and your provider. Here are 5 things to consider before you migrate.
It should come as no surprise that more and more enterprises are migrating to the cloud. It was predicted that by 2018, at least 69% of enterprises would have multi-cloud or hybrid IT solutions. In reality, that number soared to nearly 81%. And the trend continues to increase. As companies make the shift to entire cloud migration, it is important to make sure they are getting what they need from their software and provider. Before making the leap to cloud migration, consider these 5 key aspects of your cloud service provider.
With cloud migration on the rise, it is important to find the right technology for the security of your data, company, and even the integration of your unique processes. There are many solutions available but partnering with IT teams that specialize in globally trusted technology is key. Look for providers that utilize leading technology such as VMware, Microsoft’s Hyper V, and Linux KVM. These leaders in virtualization offer entire suites of cloud migration solutions. By finding a service provider that specializes in these solutions, you will set your company up for a successful, and secure, cloud migration.
Growth is a key feature of cloud migration, and one of the reasons so many companies are making the transition from local servers to cloud-based technology. But not all options are created equally. When shifting your company’s world to the cloud, consider your future ability to scale and increase computing power and data storage as you add new technologies to your repertoire. According to Ed Anderson, Distinguished Vice President Analyst at Gartner, “Organizations embracing dynamic, cloud-based operating models position themselves for cost optimization and increased competitiveness.” By partnering with a provider that will help you scale, your company will be in an optimal position for growth.
Cloud migration brings with it a collection of compliance regulations and best practices. Particularly true for industries that handle personal and critical customer data—such as healthcare providers and legal firms—compliance is a significant role of cloud-based technology. Working with experts in local and national data laws will ensure the safety of your data—and your customers’ data—as you migrate to the cloud.
Security also goes beyond compliance. Cloud migration requires a high level of security expertise both in the transition from a local server to the cloud, and in the day-to-day use of your cloud-based systems. In 2018, it was predicted that 1 in 5 enterprises would double their spending on cloud services. In reality, spending on cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS) reached an astounding $39.5 billion in 2019, and is expected to nearly double by 2021. As more companies focus their IT teams and IT budgets on the cloud, an equal level of consideration should be given to the security of the cloud services they choose to implement.
If you already function with certain cloud-based services or technologies, then opting to partner with providers who have expert-level knowledge of how to integrate a full-stack solution using that same technology is essential. For example, if your company utilizes solutions from VMware, look for providers who specialize in that same software. The ease of your migration to the cloud will be reflected in the expertise of your IT partner.
BlueHat Cyber offers cloud migration and virtualization services nationwide. Our specialization in security and leading technology such as VMware, Hyper V, Xen, and Linux KVM allows us to supply our clients with secure, expert cloud migration solutions and services. Book a consultation with BlueHat Cyber today.