making the move
When your infrastructure is on-prem and a problem arises, it can be easy to get into the habit of throwing more memory at a problem. With a consumption-based cloud model, solving a problem that way will be expensive. Instead, you need to properly evaluate the problem and whether you have the skills or even the time to deal with it.
The same question arises when it comes to migrating to the cloud. You can handle the migration yourself, but do you have the skills and the capacity, plus contingency if something goes wrong? Is it the most valuable use of your IT team’s time and what tasks will be delayed while they work on this?
The best-case scenario is that users don’t notice the difference. But if the service degrades, even slightly, they will complain. Your IT team could work all weekend on the migration and then come in on Monday to find a long list of demoralising complaints.
More often than not, it just makes sense to have a cloud provider handle a migration for you. At Ekco, we’ve performed hundreds of migrations and offer a flexible approach that factors in your target location, platform and tools to ensure a seamless transition that works for your team while helping you avoid lock-in. We’ll then take care of the hands-on project too, to lighten the load on your already busy team.
To sum up, a cloud migration is a big ask for your IT team on top of day-to-day delivery. Putting in the groundwork yourself can help clarify your needs and improve your understanding of your infrastructure. More holistically, consider where your precious IT resources can have the most impact and question whether that’s managing servers.
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