How to migrate the Data Center to the cloud
The cloud computing is the Belle of the ball and is transforming the way companies provide and consume services. The current scenario is too many businesses, who before had its CPDs held and managed internally, now migrate to the cloud, given a significant amount of benefits involved. Among these advantages include the following:
- reducing costs with the acquisition of machinery;
- Flexibility of hiring on-demand resources;
- Scalability to grow according to the business;
- increased security and contingency information;
- the possibility of adding solutions as a service.
The benefits obtained by the companies, judging by their sizes are: small, easy hire computer resources without the need to invest in its infrastructure and man, and so grow up without that technology is a limiter. The larger companies can reduce costs and complexities of YOU, to increase their efficiency of infrastructure and focus more on strategy. Generally speaking, migrate the CPD to the clouds is a good deal for every type of business.
In this article, closure of our individual articles on CPD, we’ll explain in general terms how does the process of migrating a CPD to the cloud. Check out:
- Scale the infrastructure
Most it environments is heterogeneous, with equipment from different vendors and multiple systems, which demand particular attention to analysis and mapping of the entire existing infrastructure in the CPD site. The largest investment is related to the design and development of models for the topologies that will be used, and it is necessary to customize the functionality of the cloud according to the needs of the company, creating specific schedules to prepare the environment that will be used to host and run the information.
- Plan the business needs
The data, information, and corporate systems are consumed by several employees and departments, which may be located in different regions and subject to various business rules. It is important to determine how these users will access, taking into account their particularities, as well as security and access policies. Also, map the complexities and possible limitations to run cloud systems.
- Perform the migration for approval
Rule of thumb: it takes a lot of caution in time to migrate to the cloud and, preferably, enlist the help of experts. It is interesting to raise a few questions such as: what are the most critical applications that cannot fail? What are the scenarios for which we must be prepared? All that will be migrated must be deployed in an environment of approval – of course, already in the cloud – and tested through several pilots, operations with users, betas of simulation business routines. All this method will serve for the failures and errors to be identified and corridors approval stage, where there is no impact on the operation.
- Plan the “turning point” in production
The step of the turn of the migration project of a CPD to the cloud requires more caution, as it is the time where nothing can go wrong. Also, the process must be very well planned not to impact on outages in Office hours and generate losses to the business. Ideally, after very well approved, this is put into production when no users are working, and with a safety time, margin for possible failures are corrected before the systems and users to resume work.
- Sustain that was migrated to the cloud
Once you’re in the clouds, the resources need to be managed and supported by technicians who will be able to expand the capacity and intervene in cases of failures, all to ensure the full operation of it services. In addition to the specialized team, is very relevant to be aggregated monitoring solutions, protection, backup, among others, that help maintain high availability and information security.
As we say in the article, the migration project requires caution, planning, expertise and, in most cases, extra workforce.