Deciding to move your services to the cloud is a decision that takes your business to the next level. However, every process must be well planned, executed and tested for the transition to be successful.

And to ensure that everything goes smoothly and without headaches, we have prepared a checklist for your company to carry out the migration to cloud computing smoothly. Mainly avoiding errors that are common to the process.

The strategic checklist for cloud migration

There are several options when looking for cloud services. Choosing the best platform for your business depends on several factors. If you don't know how to search, answer the following questions to identify the best option before performing the migration:

What are the most popular options?

Out of all cloud computing options, Amazon Web Service (AWS) is one of the most popular and reliable service options. After all, they were the first to turn cloud computing into a commodity, in addition to being considered an excellent option. And AWS is one of the biggest companies with IT infrastructure for cloud computing. Introducing a differential in resources, structures and prices.

What's more important to you?

Each provider has a set of strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, during the migration to cloud computing, it is important to know them. Don't choose the market leader just because it has that position. But choose because it has the provider that makes sense for your business.

Database size / capacity demand

Having knowledge of the size of the database and the capacity that can be demanded will allow you to define whether the provider can really provide the level of service required by your company. The last thing you want to do is spend time and effort migrating to one provider and then having to switch to another to scale again.

What will be the real cost of the platform

Calculating cloud computing costs can be tricky. It will never be as simple as the numbers on a price list. Be sure to take a close look at exactly how your applications will operate in the cloud environment. Model some real-life scenarios to calculate the actual costs for each cloud provider you are considering.

Have an excellent support team

Really successfully executing all cloud migration steps is difficult. Your best bet is to work with a team that has done this before. Any type of IT migration is dangerous and error-prone. Experience is needed to anticipate and avoid problems and additional costs. You might think you can do it on your own, but it will certainly cost you more money in the long run. Moving to the cloud is a way to get better and faster service for cheaper. This is only possible if you follow all the steps correctly.

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This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.