It is not new that migrating to the cloud brings several advantages to the business of any company. And with that, many IT specialists evaluate the possibility of migrating their company's data and applications to this new technology.

But after all, where to start when it comes to migrating to the cloud? Follow the details below and check out the main steps.

make a plan

As with any project within your company, moving to the cloud requires planning. In this first step, it is necessary to identify what really should be migrated to the cloud immediately, which applications can wait and which should not be migrated .

In this case, it is also worth evaluating which applications demand more infrastructure resources. Thus, if you choose to migrate applications of lesser importance, your own infrastructure may be less overloaded, being able to handle the more critical ones.

Choose the right technology

Once you have planned which applications will be migrated, you need to assess which technologies will be suitable for your project. If you have already studied the cloud, then you probably already know that in this case it is necessary to evaluate the type of service and the type of cloud to be hired.

Types of Services

  • SaaS (Software as a Service): Software offered as a service, where it runs on a remote server without the need to install it locally.
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service): Similar to the SaaS model, PaaS offers a platform for application development, including software as a service.
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service): Provision of infrastructure as a service. Thus, instead of your company acquiring its own servers and infrastructure, it hires a service to have the technology that is charged according to the use or reservation of the contracted resource.

cloud types

  • Public Cloud: The available services are based solely on the internet, since this modality has servers allocated in external data centers. However, it has a necessary privacy to work with corporate data.
  • Private Cloud: Structure developed to meet the needs of a single company. Offer a high level of security and privacy
  • Hybrid Cloud: Combines public and private cloud features, making it the preferred choice of many companies.

choosing the provider

After defining priorities and choosing the right technology, it's time to hire a cloud provider. At this stage, not always the most expensive is the best and the cheapest is the worst. That is, it is necessary to analyze several other factors besides the question of price.

Below we list some of the main points that your company should evaluate in the correct choice of a cloud provider.

Support: Try to evaluate the quality of support provided by the provider your company intends to hire. It may be that you need service at dawn or on the weekend and in this case, the agility to solve problems should weigh in your choice.

SLA: Important to check how your data will be processed and hosted. In addition, evaluating the SLA will be essential to observe the quality of the service provided and define the provider's expectations.

Security: Security is often one of the biggest concerns when moving to the cloud. Therefore, try to evaluate the type of protection offered by the providers. Features like a firewall and strong encryption are key.

Services Offered: Be sure to check your provider's availability to support more complex applications. Hence the need to plan what really should be migrated to the cloud as mentioned earlier.

In addition to supporting your applications, the provider must also be able to guarantee high performance when applicable.

Backup: Accidents and unforeseen events can happen, so it is essential that the chosen provider has a backup system available. In this way, your company becomes safer against data loss that could compromise business.

Credibility: Before closing with any provider, it is important to assess the credibility of the supplier company. In this case, it is interesting to carry out a brief survey on complaints in addition to consulting with a customer who already uses the services of this provider.

Tell us who understands the subject

Migrating to the cloud is a task that requires good planning, in addition to in-depth and up-to-date technical knowledge on the subject. And in this case, so that you can focus on your business and the services provided by your company, it is recommended to have the support of professionals specialized in the subject.

We at Sky.One are specialized in cloud migration and we are ready to help your company in this task. In partnership with the largest cloud provider, AWS, and with expert support, we are ready to help you identify the best cloud solutions for your project so that you can optimize your budget and have better operational efficiency. So count on us!

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Sky.One Team

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