Cloud Migration: A Roadtrip Gone Wrong or a Fun Journey?

The difference between the two and how to get the latter…

Businesses of all sizes are frequently migrating to the cloud and there are good reasons for that. Staying on top of new technology and protecting your business against cybercrime can take a huge chunk from your IT budget. For small businesses, that typically don’t have the resources to hire the necessary staff, this means exposure to potentially harmful risk.

At this point in the game, most businesses understand the benefit of cloud migration. Even if they don’t understand how the infrastructure works, they know that it offers them flexibility, security, a reduction in IT spending and more.  Now the next step is the tricky part… I know I want to migrate to the cloud but do I need help? The question goes from, “why migrate?” to, “why do I need assistance to migrate?”

Sure, many organizations have internal IT resources. While they should become experts in the cloud, they may not be ready yet. Servers and applications in the cloud enters the world of converged infrastructure. Not to mention the time and cost associated with training IT resources to become experts.

IT staff would need to understand desktops, servers, applications, networking, and storage. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it really is! Using Vertilocity, a managed service provider and cloud specialist, helps!

Migrating to the cloud is definitely not a flip of a switch. It takes some preparation and expertise. With a trusted partner, you can transition smoothly and avoid major issues that can go wrong. You wouldn’t go on a road trip without preparation. The same goes for cloud migration. You don’t want to get caught in the rain, having run out of gas, because you got lost and try to explain to the kids that everything is going to be fine, when it seems so bad to them. Similarly, you don’t want to make the change to the cloud to realize that there are five different reasons why a certain workload will never work in the cloud and you have deadlines and frustrated, unproductive employees.

When you go on a road trip, you plan ahead. You check the tire pressure; look at the map and traffic conditions before embarking. You even prepare the kids for how long it is going to take, what’s along the way, and what you’ll see when you get there. The same goes for cloud. This is definitely a good path for many organizations, and we look forward to making it a more pleasant journey!