It’s 2021 — the start of the new decade! So, if you’re planning to grow your business with cloud infrastructure, you’re on the right track. Organizations worldwide are moving to the cloud to maximize productivity, boost flexibility, and reduce costs.

While cloud migration has significant benefits, it’s always worth considering the prerequisites. Here, we’ve compiled six factors to consider before actually migrating your operations to the cloud!

#1 Cloud Compatibility

When you choose to move your data to the cloud, both the software license and the cloud solution must be adaptable to each other. Otherwise, you won’t be able to access data on a remote server.

Additionally, cloud compatibility is more significant if you opt for a hybrid cloud infrastructure coupled with a legacy system. Make sure you check the compatibility before migrating to the cloud.

#2 Improved Internet Speed and Bandwidth

Many organizations move to the cloud to increase performance efficiency. But often, this puts excessive pressure on their systems. Thus, make sure your network can manage the added load before opting for cloud migration.

Additionally, consider increasing the internet bandwidth to support the increased file sharing, downloads, and uploads. You can get in touch with us for effective solutions to improve network security.

#3 Hardware Life

Did you recently invest in new hardware? If yes, then it’s probably not the right time to move your data to the cloud.

The ideal recommended time to opt for cloud migration is when your hardware is at least 2–3 years old. It’s because you could gain the maximum value of money for hardware replacement by moving data/infrastructure to the cloud.

#4 Downtime

Organizations across America and Europe lose approximately $26.5 billion in revenue due to IT downtime. If you don’t want to rank in the same list, make preparations beforehand.

This includes having applications that support offline syncing, ensuring you keep performing business operations during downtime, and that they automatically get uploaded to the cloud when the issue resolves.

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#5 Disaster Recovery Plans

When a business experiences downtime, it becomes vulnerable to cyberattacks leading to security breaches and data thefts. So, make sure your organization has a disaster recovery plan that provides you an additional, secure, and recoverable backup.

#6 Data Location

Finally, financial organizations need to be super cautious of complying with regulations and other standards for storing customers’ confidential data. Moreover, the organization needs to employ reliable security solutions to prevent data from thefts or breaches.

Does your organization need backup and disaster recovery solutions? At Foris LLC, we ensure your network security gets an optimum level of protection. Our managed IT services and support provide a complete package of IT solutions, including security audits, HIPAA compliance, and cloud backups.

Schedule a free consultation today!