Top Critical Questions to ask before Migrating Data to Cloud

Migrating your data to the cloud involves a lot of challenges especially when you don’t want to use the cloud for a brand new application that doesn’t already have associated data. In this case, you’ll need to send all available data from its premises storage to the cloud storage. However, as per experts, the most […]
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Migrating your data to the cloud involves a lot of challenges especially when you don’t want to use the cloud for a brand new application that doesn’t already have associated data. In this case, you’ll need to send all available data from its premises storage to the cloud storage.

However, as per experts, the most feasible way to migrate data is to place the storage device on a lift and physically transfer it to the cloud. But it only applies to the largest data recordings. There are some cases when you get enough bandwidth to transmit your data to the cloud. Before starting the process you should have the answers to some of the most important questions regarding the process.

1. What is the need to migrate the data?

The cost and schedule of migrating your cloud data are greatly affected by the amount of data you migrate. Judge the need of transferring data; whether you need it or not. You may want to delay migrating data stored for historical purposes to focus on the data you use on a daily basis. However, you always have the option to use a different storage rate as it will help in saving the data that is rarely used.

2. Which type of Cloud Storage you should use?

Selecting the perfect storage space in the cloud involves more than choosing devices with sufficient capacity. You also need to choose the right storage space for your data. It simply means that you need to understand the usage of data, the frequency at which it is being accessed, what latency it takes, and whether the access is primarily read-only or overwritten. Using the cheapest storage space may not meet your access requirements with storage options. In addition, you need to decide between saving the file and the object.

3. How do applications behave during migration?

Our daily processes that involve IT are completed instantly but long batch jobs can take some time up to a  few hours or more than that. However, data migration to the cloud can take significantly longer, especially if they require physical transmitters. You need to figure out how to keep your applications running during the migration and how to sync your data if the application was running indoors during the data transfer.

4. What is the process to validate the migration of the data?

All IT professionals know that a successful resignation code does not necessarily mean successful completion. Once the data transfer process is complete, you need to prove that the process was successful, it simply means that the entire data set was transferred, the data is successfully accessed by applications that need it, and the data was not corrupted during the process.

5. What is the process to ensure data security?

Even when you migrate the data to Cloud, the security of the data remains your responsibility. It is also the responsibility of your cloud migration process to ensure the protection of data during and after the migration. Data stored in the cloud should be encrypted and you should manage your keys for maximum security. You may not be able to transfer file rights with the data. Also, make sure that you have a strategy for managing and managing access objects.

 

At some point in time, you’ll migrate your data to the cloud hence, it is advised to take help from a team that has migrated to the cloud several times before. Mohit Garg delivers full Microsoft Azure services, from the migration process to the cloud service to managed services that ensure smooth functioning of your data long after migration. Call us to discuss your data migration and we can get started right away.

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