Consider the Human Factor
Moving to the cloud not only affects an organization’s infrastructure, but their employees. Before moving forward, it’s critical to get buy-in from the impacted lines of business, ensuring everyone understands the full benefits of cloud computing as it relates to their specific business/IT needs. Employees need to be excited about and committed to cloud adoption, otherwise the migration efforts won’t deliver the true value the cloud promises.
IT staff need training and clear communication to understand new technologies and how their roles will evolve. It’s important to identify and train existing staff before jumping into a migration. Consider utilizing a third party to assess, plan, and execute your cloud migration to relieve the pressure on existing employees. By working alongside experienced third-party cloud architects and engineers, internal trained staff can truly get a hands-on experience.
Evaluate Cloud Candidates
Conduct an assessment of your cloud readiness, starting with an evaluation of current infrastructure and workloads. Identify which applications can benefit from increased networking, processing, storage, and security. Look at the migration and operating costs, and calculate the current and future total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) for moving the workloads to the cloud. The best approach for existing applications may be a combination of rehosting, rearchitecting, or rebuilding. The cloud workload should be optimized to maintain business continuity and reduce security incidents.
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