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Resolving Cloud Migration Challenges

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Resolving Cloud Migration Challenges

Whether you have virtual or on-prem tools, services, and apps, you can work your way around the security, cost, and integration challenges cloud migration poses.

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Most of the businesses out there in the world are now aware of the benefits associated with cloud computing. As a result, they tend to move their physical and virtual applications to the cloud. However, this migration process is not smooth and people who go through it will have to deal with a variety of challenges. Here is a list of the most prominent challenges that are associated with cloud migration along with the steps that can be followed to solve them.

Lack of Security

Even though cloud computing is associated with a variety of benefits; many organizations still prefer to keep their applications on premise because of the security concerns. This has become a tough adoption challenge for business owners as well. One of the best methods available to enhance the security would be to select a cloud service that can encrypt data and pass them through an SSH point-to-point tunnel. Moreover, you need to be careful enough to select servers that are protected by firewalls of their own. Even though any system that is connected to the Internet is not 100% secure, you will be able to minimize the security risks by following this method.

Costs Associated With Cloud Migration

Enterprise applications usually require dedicated infrastructure. Therefore, people who go through the cloud migration process will have to bear these expenses as well. This includes the cost of purchasing and deploying the application within a co-location facility or an enterprise data center as well. If cost is a major concern, there is no point in moving the existing application to the cloud storage. However, you will be able to notice amazing savings when you consider the long term benefits that you can receive. However, additional amounts of money will also have to be spent on training the users, especially considering the importance of being with cloud tools.

The Complexity of Integration

The integration of different systems across enterprises can be complicated. That’s because special attention needs to be provided for a variety of factors. For example, during the integration process, users need to make sure the stock control system communicates properly with other production line monitoring applications. Keeping all the associated systems secure and working at the time of integration can be complex. This is one of the key reasons why IT managers don’t tend to pay their attention towards cloud migration.

Automation can be considered as one of the most convenient methods that are available for the people to stay away from these challenges. Automation can assist people in keeping their focus on what matters and not on the more annoying parts of the migration process. Assuming the automation process is smooth, it can remove frustration and hassle from users and developers alike. Therefore, IT managers should think of automating the process as much as possible to avoid the above-mentioned challenges that are associated with cloud migration.

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cloud migration ,cloud ,cloud security ,cloud automation

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