IT migration to the cloud:
the strategy is decisive
Cloud computing is one of the main drivers of digital transformation. If you want to be agile and efficient, you no longer ask yourself whether you want to move to the cloud – but to which cloud.
Although switching to the cloud has long since ceased to be a technical problem, it remains a crucial factor for a company’s success and must be carefully planned. All relevant specialist groups – both on the part of the customer and the cloud provider – must be involved from the outset.
A crucial factor for successful cloud migration strategy is the development of a target architecture: the future business model, the specific requirements for the various departments and also the existing architecture. Companies often fail to appreciate that migration to the cloud furnishes an excellent opportunity to resolve old IT problems and pending challenges.
Not only the performance, but also the complexity of today’s cloud solutions, however, is impressive. To implement migration in a way that saves costs and labor, ever more companies are thus using professional cloud migration services.
Half of the respondents say that cloud service providers are the most important external IT modernization partners. This is especially true for SMEs and large companies. (IDG study: IT modernization 2021)
plusserver for a smooth migration
How to move to the cloud successfully
Although migration looks different for every company, at plusserver, moving to the cloud always begins with an analysis of costs, benefits and feasibility. Only then do we leverage our tried and tested cloud migration tools and services, whether for the strategy development, the IT architecture or the actual migration. If it is successful, we continue to take care of operation and ongoing optimization of the new cloud infrastructures on request – including technical consulting and 24/7 support.
What happens after successful migration?
The pressure to innovate remains high: ever more cloud services involve new analytics and machine learning services or IoT services. That is why the first step into the cloud is being followed ever more quickly by a second step toward the multi-cloud – not that surprising considering the many different workloads and requirements of a company’s individual departments. And this second step likewise requires the know-how of a managed cloud provider, such as plusserver, that specializes in the ongoing optimization of cloud solutions.
Why PlusServer is the right partner for your cloud migration
As we work with cloud strategies and moving data and applications on a daily basis, you can rely on our experience and use the time gained for your core business.
Benefit from a wide range of cloud platforms – whether in your own data centers or with hyperscalers – from a single source. We give you independent advice and can thus offer you an ideal solution.
Let us help you shorten the ramp-up phase for your new solution in the cloud thanks to our tried-and-tested procedures.
We give you advice and support relating to your cloud migration as early as the planning stage and beyond - including operational business and regular reviews.
You have special requirements such as an SAP migration or transformation to SAP S/4HANA? Together with partners, we offer you the expertise required for a wide range of applications.
Cloud migration in four steps
You want to leverage cloud migration to make improvements in several areas: reducing costs, optimizing processes, promoting innovation and taking the load off your internal teams. To ensure that you succeed, we always focus on the ideal target architecture. We accompany you every step of the way:
1. Cloud strategy consulting
We first focus on the development and documentation of a target. What kind of operational issues can be outsourced? What innovation drivers for the introduction of new technologies are available?
2. Actual condition analysis
We carry out a detailed assessment of the initial state in this step: What does the current infrastructure look like and what are the requirements? We also analyze the services to be transferred to a cloud solution, including with regard to their cloud suitability.
This step is about design and architecture consulting, working out target scenarios (cloud, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud) and selecting the right cloud services for your requirements. We tailor your customized solution to suit your needs while focusing on flexible scalability and maximum security.
Once everything is ready, we tackle migration based on our best practices. In the process, the availability of your applications is maintained as far as possible. Our service can also include automation and deployment of cloud services. Testing and review round out this step.
We support you in all phases of the cloud lifecycle
Cloud migration is just one of the many steps that make up a cloud lifecycle. Due to rapid and constant technical innovation as well as agile implementation of projects, a cloud workload is subject to a constant cycle. Of course, our service extends continuously through all these phases - feel free to contact us about this.
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