Are you moving to the cloud? Follow these tips

March 28, 2017 | by Juan Martínez

In Azure, Cloud Services

Once you make the decision to move to the cloud, many logical people wonder what the next step is.  If you are in this situation, I’m here to help.  Continue reading:

Helping you During your Exciting Cloud Journey

There are many benefits when moving to the cloud; like greater business agility, innovation, and cost savings.  There are also a lot of challenges, however, like establishing operational processes for cloud services, for example. That’s the reason IT departments should look to implement policies and processes to drive business growth without compromising the security, compliance, and governance of corporate data.

These are my tips to make a successful journey to the cloud:

Catalog existing applications: This will help you to completely understand what, when, and how to assess and catalog the applications in your environment.
Define criteria for migrating or re-architecting your apps in the cloud: Set priorities based on business factors, architecture, as well as technical factors. The business units involved in the cloud migration should help establish a priority listing.
Make sure you have a clear plan on how to move to the cloudArchitect core infrastructure components for cloud integration: First, make sure your cloud platforms are sized to be secure and performant while under different load requirements. Then, define the identity and RBAC requirements for SaaS and Azure PaaS hybrid scenarios and secure them.Acquire cloud development skills: It is important to develop competencies with cloud technologies and services. Your staff must have time to explore new technologies, and adequate training is needed.
Retool for adoption and change management: Reconsider your IT service management and disaster recovery practices. Think about how a given cloud service integrates with your existing in-house IT.
Take a systematic and disciplined approach to security, governance and compliance: One way to achieve secure environments is to Invest in core capabilities within your organization.

I know that the technological environment is constantly changing. That’s why you have to trust in a partner like Definity First to provide you with the resources and services to help bridge that gap. We are committed to getting you here: up in the cloud.

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Sergio Zúñiga, VP Consulting Services
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