Migrating to the Cloud

In the context of IT, the term ‘Cloud’ is often referred to as the way forward. It is a fact that cloud services enable businesses to benefit from the scalability, planning, and flexibility when migrating to public cloud providers such as Microsoft and AWS.

However, legacy apps and data compliance are sometimes hindered, resulting in some work and apps not compatible in the cloud. As a direct consequence, IT service providers have developed hybrid cloud infrastructures. Important to note that this situation can apply to large and smaller businesses. In both instances, businesses will need to accept this challenge and work and work with their IT teams to plan and successfully implement hybrid environments.

What is cloud migration?

At its simplest, Cloud migration moves a company’s digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications, either partially or wholly, from an on-premises environment to a cloud one.

If you decide to move from a traditional on-premises, hybrid, or to an entire cloud infrastructure, several considerations exist. It is vitally important to view the process as a journey when formulating a cloud strategy. Firstly, getting there and what you do when you get there.

Cloud migration offers an opportunity to update and, in some cases, redesign your entire infrastructure.

  • Move on from outdated systems.
  • Decommissioning ageing servers, hardware and software solutions no longer ‘fit for purpose.
  • Improve security by upgrading from unreliable firewall appliances

What are the benefits of cloud migration?

  • Reduction in costs.
  • Enhanced opportunities to innovate.
  • Adaptable, e.g., increase in remote working and hybrid working patterns.
  • Increased agility and flexibility.
  • Easier management of increasing resource demands.
  • Deliver immediate business results.
  • Simplify your infrastructure.
  • Future-proofing.

To discuss how Kogo can help you migrate to cloud services, give us a call on 01342 333000 or contact us at [email protected]

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