AWS Cloud Migration

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What to Know About AWS Cloud

“Do I need to migrate my business to the cloud?”

This is the question that is haunting thousands, if not millions, of business owners and entrepreneurs. Cloud migration is a promising change but that doesn’t mean every business needs it.

As cloud environments are getting more reliable, scalable, and abundantly available, your decision to migrate shouldn’t be lured by any of this.

Companies planning their migration has a long list of factors that they need to consider. You need to side-by-side to assess the risk and benefits that you are going to have by migrating to clouds.

Before opting for migration, you need to consider every fundamental aspect of it to make sure that you making the right choice.

So, let’s have a look at the benefits and risks of migrating your business to the cloud.

Benefits of Cloud Migration

There are no such technical difficulties that the cloud cannot solve. Some of the typical scenarios where you will get the most benefits from the cloud are:

  • When you need to trim the operation cost and at the same time increase the efficiency of the IT process.

  • When there is increased traffic and it becomes difficult to meet the increasing demand.

  • When your client asks for rapid implementation and deployment of application and focuses more on the development while limiting the infrastructure overhead.

  • You need to expand your business geographically but not ready to set-up a multiregional infrastructure that requires a great deal of time, maintenance, and overall control which can turn out to be extremely challenging.

  • Keeping up with the growing requirement for storage is getting more expensive and daunting.

  • You are in need of a wide range of teams spread globally and who can work on the same software or files at the same time.

  • You need a data recovery system but setting up a whole new data center is burning down your pocket.

  • You need to upgrade and track all the underlying software but don’t have that amount of time to spare.

  • When you opt for cloud, you can get rid of all the above dilemmas as the cloud can take care of it all. With the cloud, you can say goodbye to the geographical boundaries and missing data as all of it will be saved up there in the cloud.

  • Though, like every other thing in this world, migration to the cloud has another side of the coin too. When you are opting to migrate to clouds, there are a few risks that you may/will need to face.

Risks of AWS Cloud Migration

In the event your application needs to store or retrieve sensitive information, the cloud is not for you. Compliance requirement plays a big part in AWS cloud migration.

If your technology/software depends on proprietary, deploying them to the cloud is the best choice for you.

Your application’s architecture or design may not compile with the cloud’s architecture, for which, you might need to make some changes as required.

The only way you can decide whether you need cloud migration or not is by putting the benefits on one plate of the beam-balance and risks on the other, the one that weighs more is what you need to choose.

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