If you go into a cloud environment, above all, prepare a checklist for a successful transition into the clouds. Without a doubt, the cloud has became a hot topic all over the world because of the mobility and flexibility at lower cost. Cloud Infrastructure is the next-generation platforms that can provide tremendous value to any business. Many companies are now moving to the advanced and cost-effective concept of cloud hosting.
Successful migration to the cloud requires a sober assessment of all pros and cons. Here we try to touch up on some of the considerations in the transition to a cloud environment to help you to decide whether you need a transition into the clouds or not. Here are a few basic steps before moving to the cloud.
First, assess how much in demand and popular your website is, and what time is an acceptable downtime for you.
What level of control do you expect?
If you want to have total control and you want to use all the resources in the network, select the personal cloud.
What are the options you have access to?
Determine your need for access in advance.
What applications do you have now? It sounds too corny, but to go to the Web, make sure that these applications are Web-based applications. You can choose a few simple tools to convert them when necessary. If your application was originally designed for. NET / Java, you must understand before the migration and technological aspects of the compatibility options for these technologies in the cloud, where you plan to migrate.
Do you interact with other technologies?
Make sure that these technologies are also supported in the clouds, in which you want to migrate.
What type of database do you use in cloud hosting solutions?
It is important to make sure that the targeted cloud infrastructure support your database. If not supported, please check whether you can change the database or run an application in the cloud using its used in the database.
Flexibility and portability in cloud solutions: Check whether you can move between cloud providers. If you have access only to a specific provider, after the application is deployed, it can impose restrictions on your ability to migrate to another cloud platform.
Scalability: Able to indicate whether you provide dynamic scalability and redundancy of your application server. If your application is not able to scale dynamically, should not go into the clouds.
Security risks in the cloud, above all, evaluate the conditions of the provider and its reputation. After that, evaluate the security risks that can be detected when the client is accessible from any system connected to the network.
Upgrade costs: Check the different suppliers and packages that they offer, with detailed specifications. Weigh the costs and technical implications for updating your applications.
These are just some of the most important things you should consider before migrating into the cloudy environment. We hope that this will help you to choose the right kind of cloud hosting and help you achieve maximum benefit.
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