Have you considered moving to a cloud model for your business data but don't know where to begin? You could also be forgiven for worrying about such a switch so much that it never actually happens. This is a common issue in IT infrastructure planning which we covered recently in our 10 Questions piece: "Are we actually doing this or just talking about it?"
The benefits to a cloud strategy are huge and varied:
- Decreased hosting costs
- Better scalability
- Increased security
- Environmentally conscious
- Improved disaster recovery
Implementing a cloud migration does have challenges such as problems integrating legacy systems or minor downtime during the switchover, however, following a suitable strategy can help to mitigate and eliminate these risks.
The full guide covers the basics of initial planning, the big choices of shallow or deep integration and single or multi-cloud, then deals with implementing the solution and final review of KPIs.