A business guide to cloud migration

Are you considering a migration to the cloud, but not sure where to start?

Cloud technology is not a new phenomenon. At this point, the advantages of the cloud are well documented, and the cloud has become the de-facto standard for implementing modern IT infrastructure. Realistically, all businesses will need to migrate to the cloud sooner or later, and those that do not will be left behind.

However, migrating to the cloud is not without its challenges. Maintaining availability during the move can be challenging, as can ensuring integration with existing systems, and even finding the necessary cloud expertise. And most crucially of all, while the central promise of cloud transformation is total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction, not all organisations manage to achieve it.

For profitable cloud adoption, consideration of costs should guide decision-making at every stage of the journey, from choosing cloud models to cloud architectures, to migration methods. By exploring each of these topics and their cost implications, this whitepaper aims to help readers determine the optimal cloud strategy for their business.

What can I learn from this whitepaper?

  • What are the benefits of migrating to the cloud compared to legacy infrastructure?
  • An overview of some typical cloud architectures, including:
    • public clouds
    • private clouds
    • micro clouds
    • hybrid clouds
    • multi-cloud
  • An overview of some typical cloud computing models, including:
    • infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
    • platform-as-a-service (PaaS)
    • software-as-a-service (SaaS)
  • How to migrate to the cloud, ensuring business continuity and long-term cost savings?
  • What types of challenges do organisations usually face on their cloud migration journey and how to address them?