3 Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Cloud
Cloud computing is vital but so is a smooth migration
The cloud is a godsend for replacing the need for excessive servers, cumbersome wiring, and other forms of now unneeded hardware – not just to those in the computer software space, but virtually every company that exists today. In 2012, cloud computing was anticipated to be one of the largest, most beneficially disruptive innovations that would have a massive windfall on industries everywhere.
Evidently, those predictions have come true. By improving the rate and competitiveness of e-commerce sales to providing a backup method to secure data and even making medical care easier, cloud computing has been a boon to business the world over.
However, when uploading your company’s data into a wireless network, there are a few significant errors you run the risk of committing that will hamper the benefits of migrating to the cloud.
Adding the wrong programs in the wrong order
For those of you without a background in computer science, not all programs are coded equally. You should be wary of which applications you upload to your network and what order you do it. Because of how certain applications are written and how data derived from them are stored, they may not properly integrate into your new system.
Unfortunately, some IT workers may opt for speed rather than finesse when uploading programs to your new network. If this happens, you run the risk of operating a buggy cloud network, which will require extensive debugging.
Ensure your cloud service provider is right for you
The beauty of the market is that we are very often awash in the number of products we can purchase and service providers we can do business with. In fact, according to one tech CEO in 2014, hundreds of IaaS and PaaS cloud service providers have annual revenues in the millions. However, you should be wary of the specific services and contract requirements you will get when using a cloud service provider.
Too often, companies get stuck with a cloud provider who doesn’t provide a certain suite of features that they need for their applications to run smoothly. Alternatively, they may end up paying for services they don’t need, costing them extra money. On top of that, getting locked into a contract with a cloud service provider can be difficult to get out of assuming they can be without violating a service-level agreement.
In short, save yourself a great deal of money, time, and possibly even litigation by extensively examining the specific features offered by a cloud service provider and ensure that they fit your business’s needs.
Not having the right kind of long-term technical support
Many companies struggle to maintain their system after migrating to the cloud. While cloud computing is the future of data sharing, it does require an expert technician (or several) to keep your network running smoothly.
In fact, even the best setup cloud system will still need at least one person to upkeep operations; otherwise, applications will break down, efficiency will be lost, and, ultimately, your company will lose money. What’s worse, some IT teams aren’t optimized to handle cloud operations.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this monumental problem.
Even if you have support, we can give you more
Even if you have on-site IT specialist to maintain your cloud network, it always helps to have a backup in place. That’s where MessageOps come in.
Our trained technicians are always on standby to assist you with keeping your cloud network in optimal operating condition. In addition to maintenance, though, our services don’t stop there.
Whether you want a simple cloud system or need a multi-cloud solution to suit your business’ needs, we’re ready and able to help at every step of the way. To find out more get a hold of us through our contact page or call us at 877-788-1617.