Why and How to Migrate Your Business Data to the Cloud

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Why and How to Migrate Your Business Data to the Cloud

Chances are, regardless of the current structure and implementation of your business IT, that you use “the cloud” in some capacity. Even if it’s just in your personal tech use, it’s almost guaranteed that you are accessing cloud data or services at some point. Cloud computing was once considered the “future” of technology. However, if your business has not embraced the cloud in its day to day operations, it’s time to accept that the “future” is here.


Why you need cloud solutions


Cloud-based tech solutions allow your business to eliminate legacy IT that is costly and difficult to maintain. In some cases, upgrades to certain systems will no longer be available. It may not be right this moment, but that tech will require upgrading to accommodate the speed and volume of data that current business operations require. Perhaps most importantly, your legacy IT may pose a security threat for your company and your customers. A security breach can cost your business money in the time of lost time, revenue, and reputation.


Cloud-based systems or hybrid cloud solutions offer your company a vast range of options in both products and services. They are scalable, customizable, and secure. In other words, migrating your business to the cloud offers the opportunity for business growth, the optimization of workflows, and the best possible client-facing services.


Steps to Successful Cloud Migration


Analysis: Before migration can begin, a detailed analysis of current systems, data, and operations is required.


Organization: Once the analysis has been completed, you can organize that data in a way that will facilitate a successful migration. Not only can you assess the efficiency of your current plan, but you can also begin to pinpoint areas that need improvement. Research the options that will work best for your business now, and in the future.


Make a plan: It is now time to plan the actual migration. This includes choosing the products and services that will support your new infrastructure. In addition, the migration plan should include backups of existing data so that nothing is lost. A comprehensive plan should allow for the least possible downtime of any critical services and systems.


The final step — migration and implementation: As long as you planned correctly, migrating your business data to the cloud should be a seamless process. Your new cloud-based systems will enhance and streamline your business operations while providing a more secure platform to store and access your data.


A trusted partner


Regardless of the size of your business, migrating from legacy IT to streamlined cloud-based or hybrid cloud solutions can be a complicated process that requires the input and expertise of professionals. This migration is an investment in your company’s future and should be treated with great care. Choosing an IT partner that can assist or implement the entire migration plan, as well as combine it seamlessly with your other business IT solutions is extremely important. SingularisIT offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that includes cloud solutions and a wide range of options for customizing your cost-effective business IT.