More and more Private Equity, mid-market and fortune 100 companies are migrating their business applications and services to the cloud every day. The adoption to the cloud has increased exponentially over the past few years which is why it’s important we lay out what a cloud migration is and what is gained from moving to a cloud environment.
To start, cloud migration is the transfer of data, processes, IT applications and information hosted on servers into a cloud-based infrastructure. This is often described as moving data from an on-premise or legacy system into the cloud.
As you can imagine, any movement and transfer of data especially critical business or user data requires a lot of research in understanding the scope of the migration, including challenges, and current infrastructure and then mapping out the migration process forward.
Why Migrate to the Cloud?
Until recent events, organizations were slow to migrate to cloud environments often because of the challenges associated with growing an information infrastructure. Below we outline several benefits of migrating to the cloud:
Migrating a loud infrastructure into a QuietIT Cloud Architecture will drive lower IT costs
Reduced Data Footprint
Reduce total data storage needed for business and IT applications
As business demand rises, ensure you can scale for growth
Performance & Reliability
No matter where people are, the cloud bring them closer together
Security & Compliance
Mitigate data from being compromised if device is stolen or lost
Securing Customer Data
Secure customer data needs to be of the highest priority
Common cloud types to migrate to:
Cloud computing is broken into three general classifications:
- Public cloud is cloud computing that’s delivered via the internet and shared across organizations.
- Private cloud is cloud computing that is dedicated solely to your organization.
- Hybrid cloud is any environment that uses both public and private clouds.
RKON can help
Migrating to a cloud environment is a large and challenging transition. RKON’s cloud migration services offer comprehensive solutions for Private Equity & mid-markets. As organizations continue to move to the cloud, RKON will remain focused on providing quality security services for our clients. If you have questions on or how to secure your from threats & risks, RKON’s team is here to help.