Low Risk Controlled Migration Services

Migrating your services and business applications to your new Office 365 or cloud environment can be a daunting, high-risk, and expensive process for many IT organizations. We’ve done everything in our power to eliminate those unfavourable realities and instead make your Office 365 and cloud migrations simple, easy to understand, affordable, and low risk.

Our comprehensive end-to-end cloud migration services help you migrate your business applications and services to your cloud provider in a risk-free and controlled manner. We’ll assist in migrating all of your applications, helping with infrastructure, security, and your DevOps environments if needed

Our approach does more than utilise our exceptional technical resources – we also use standardized tooling and automated processes which are designed to simplify your migration process and save you from unnecessary headaches. Our proven approach to cloud migration not only results in a reduced cost but also improves the time and quality of the migration process.

The Migration Process

Current State Assessment

We’ll identify workloads, staff, infrastructure, resources, licensing, and any other relevant IT dependencies and challenges.

Migration Plan Development

We create an end-to-end migration plan that considers all options, identifies quick wins, and clarifies the finalized target state including controls that have to be applied, risks involved with the migration, and timelines for each stage of the migration process.

Remediation and Re-Engineering

We’ll review the current landscape of your business applications and use this review to plan remediation and all key decisions for application replacement or refactoring.

Migration Testing

This step is crucial for ensuring the automated process works as intended. We make sure to include back-out plans that ensure the end results are the expected results.

Migration Pilot

We will undertake a migration pilot to prove all concepts developed during the testing phase. If successful, we’ll begin the step-by-step migration.

Final Migration

After all testing and pilots have been completed and signed off on, we can begin the partially automated migration process.

Our comprehensive end-to-end cloud migration services help you migrate your business applications and services to your cloud provider in a risk-free and controlled manner. We’ll assist in migrating all of your applications, helping with infrastructure, security, and your DevOps environments if needed

Up to this point, we’ve reviewed if your staff, applications, and business are ready for the transition. We’ve addressed data security and protection concerns and designed an approach that is tailored to your data protection needs. We’ve defined a structured migration approach that fits your timeline and budget. We’ve provided a comprehensive financial model for your management teams.

Common Cloud Migration Missteps to Avoid

Failure to Involve your Line of Business During Planning

Communicating with your line of business user both before the transition as well as constantly throughout the migration process is extremely important. Since the user experience is likely to change after the migration, you should consider offering training on the new user experience. By doing so, you can better secure buy-in for your cloud project, rather than undermining your chance of success by not providing some much-needed training.

Failure to Define Common Goals With Defined Outcomes

It’s important for business to fully understand their reasons for moving to the cloud. Pinpointing these reasons enables you to define specific goals that the migration should achieve for your business. You’ll also need to be aware of whether or not your business applications and licensing models can support a move to the cloud. You may need to consider legacy applications that will need to be left behind in the transition. You must be sure that the applications and data you are moving to the cloud are going to function and perform well, as if they were meant to be there.

Failure to Take an Incremental Approach to Cloud Adoption

One of the most common mistakes we see being made is that once organizations decide to migrate to the cloud, they instinctively want to rush headlong into the process. Unfortunately, this approach often leads to issues with performance and availability, inevitably leading to endless user complaints. This is the last thing you want to happen as a result of your cloud migration. Instead, we encourage you to start small with a test of a subset of your workloads. This way, you can learn your lessons with a few cloud wins before scaling up to your larger and more complicated migration projects including business continuity.

Choosing a Sub-Optimal Delivery Model

As you may be aware, cloud is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on your business, there could be several answers or solutions that would work, and it might be tricky to determine which one is best for your business and end-users. The “software as a service” model seems the simplest and most rational choice, but it very rarely will suit all of your application services. Whether from a capability or financial perspective, you need to be sure that your cloud solution fits your business needs. This means considering all options and going with the solution that works best for you, be it hosted, public, hybrid, or left on-premise.

Failure to Plan for Failure

Considering how to recover your services and applications in the event of corruption, data loss, or an outage is an important responsibility that should never be overlooked. You should develop and test data backup, protection, and recovery processes to ensure that your cloud data is not lost in the event of a mishap. Planning the protection and recovery of your cloud data should be taken as seriously as your security plan for your on-premise service.

Assuming It’s Easy

You may think that you have a thorough understanding of the cloud, and you could be right. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily know whether a public, private, or hybrid cloud will be best for your organization. Having an expert in cloud solutions help you make that decision will ensure that your cloud product and provider are able to deliver the right strategy and services for your unique business requirements.

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