Steps to migrate to the cloud

Published by Rodolphe Wilhelm, 6 Oct 2015

Step 1: Fully understand what the cloud is

The cloud is a form of hosting. The only difference from traditional hosting is that cloud is not physical but virtual. The virtualization factor performs the transition from the hardware to the virtual environment.

Step 2: Choose the right cloud for you

There are three main types of clouds: public, private and hybrid.

Public cloud is good for you if:

  • You expand your staging environment
  • You need a highly scalable environment
  • You have a standardized workload
  • You work on collaboration projects

Private cloud is good for you if:

  • Your main priority is security
  • You need high availability

Hybrid cloud is good for you if:

  • You need public cloud for your clients but private cloud for your employees
  • You offer different kinds of services to your clients
  • You have both confidential and non-confidential data
  • Your needs are often changing

Step 3: Important cloud features to check

  • Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Database
  • Content delivery
  • Application services
  • Deployment and management
  • Development
  • Support
  • Integration with existing infrastructure
  • Big data

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