Is migrating Infrastructure to Cloud Essential?
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Why Companies are Migrating to Cloud Platforms under Different conditions? These are the fundamental theoretical questions in migration research, although there is a broader range of addressing the issues than these fundamentals. Organizations that have built businesses by investing on infrastructure over the past few years are now willing to move to the cloud to improve the bottom line by evolving digitally. The cloud provides flexibility to such organizations that innovate, develop, test, and deploy the ideas on the fly at a fraction of costs associated with the maintenance of heavy infrastructure.
Some concepts of migration infrastructure are covered with existing concepts like Migration Systems, Migration Industry, and Culture of Migration. Because migration infrastructure is a broad concept and can be applied meaningfully to diverse empirical contexts. Migration is always facilitated, conditioned/constrained, but in ways, it differs widely.
Infrastructure Migrations and its types
However, as we discussed the migration of infrastructure should happen since the current generation is dealing with Cloud. Specifically, infrastructure migration services include:
- Data Center Migration – A comprehensive process that systematically follows the deploying and transferring the existing data center environment into another operative environment.
- Physical-to-Physical (P2P) – Migrating applications/programs and data from one secondary storage device to any other.
- Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) – Process of migrating an Operating System (OS), application programs and data from the secondary storage devices into a Virtual Machine (VM).
- Virtual-to-Virtual – Migration of an Environment, Application, Service and so on from one to another Virtual Machine or from one to another Cloud.
- Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) – Migrating of an Operating System (OS), application programs, or data from a virtual machine or a partition to a computer’s main disk.
How to perform Infrastructure migration?
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Reasons for migration
Few reasons behind the migration are:
Cost Factor – The underlying driver in making the move from the legacy on-premise enterprise data warehouse to the cloud matters a lot. Cost not only encompasses the direct cost of owning or licensing the data center equipment, but also the cost of third party services, maintenance, and management, training and policy. Some kind of these indirect costs can make up a significant proportion of expenses of running on-premise data centers.
Investment in everything to own our on-premise environment is inflexibility and is a long-term commitment, which hinders our organization from obtaining the latest technology. Financially, by combining the upfront Capex costs of buying equipment and depreciation costs as it ages adds up quickly. And on the flip side, cloud service infrastructure affords us the flexibility and the best industry.
Many of us who have an on-premise data infrastructure are concerned about security since the reality is that it is hard to be more secure and in control than housing our own data center. Cloud service providers like AWS, GCP, and snowflake, understand that thousands of customers entrust their data security to them. So, cloud providers are required to meet high-security standards in the industry set by health, government, and financial institutions enabling certifications like SOC2, ISO27001, to be much easier to obtain when running on a computing infrastructure which is already certified.
Essential steps to reduce Migration risk
- Requirements planning – Scalability should be included in the planning where the performance of the system should be defined.
- Cost estimation – Instead of choosing the cheapest solution, it’s better to plan for the future. Even though it costs a bit high, we can save the cost of another migration by choosing the right solution.
- Evaluation of Plans – Plans that are chosen must be evaluated with the right analysis of whether or not they match with reality.
Basic steps on how to Migrate
- Define When – Choose a perfect where the migration needs to be started and ensure that there is a minimalistic load on the system. And also make a note that each system has its own time schedule.
- Define Where – Make sure that the environment/technology chosen will fit our requirements and make valid predictions about the future operations that we are going to perform and take into account the mistakes that brought us to the current migration.
- Define How – Depending on how large the system is, define how to implement the migration and the best should be determined on the basis of case by case.
- Less initial investment – Compared to an application server costing thousands of dollars, it won’t cost much when it comes to the cost of cloud and also the provisioning cost would be zero.
- Scalability – By choosing cloud-based solutions, we can scale up or down as our business grows or our budget tightens.
- Burst ability – When we need extra capacity for a short period, the cloud offers this feature where a dedicated server cannot.
- fIncreased storage capacity – Prices that are charged by the cloud for storage capacity is much lower than buying any physical hard drives.
- Available all the time – Since the cloud is not tied down to a single location, we need not worry in that case. A Cloud-based solution is obviously a good idea irrespective of the size of the organization.
- Unexpected migration problems – The apps must be recorded to work in a virtualized environment and the data must be reformatted to get Sync with the SaaS formats. Although we feel that the initial costs regarding the cloud are less, future associated costs can bring the right backup.
- Uncontrollable risk – Cloud providers may have Sophisticated anti-malware tools because of in need of them. Hackers may attempt to hack into primary servers often. A private server is unlikely to be a target for hackers. So, maybe it’s better to risk a problem that can be fixed in-house than to risk which is out of our hands because.
Nowadays, the majority of organizations are in need of some services that are related to the cloud and its offerings. Migrating from Infrastructure to cloud is an achievement for the organizations that are upgrading to the cloud. Although the risk is a big deal at the beginning stage in the process of migration, the future risk is very less.
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