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Overcoming common cloud migration challenges

Written by
Carla Hetherington
Published on
April 23, 2023

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, businesses are becoming more reliant on cloud computing to handle their data and applications. Cloud migration involves transferring not just individual applications but entire data centers from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. Having a clear understanding of the significance of cloud migration and its importance for businesses can help you make informed decisions and ensure a seamless transition to the cloud. However, it is vital to consider the challenges businesses face in regard to cloud migration and how to overcome them. Keep on reading to find out more!

What are the common cloud migration challenges?

While cloud migration has many benefits, it can also be complex and risky. These are some of the major challenges facing many organizations as they transition resources to the cloud:

  • Poor budget management: The first and most obvious challenge business face when adopting cloud migration involves poor budget management and planning. This translates to the absence of well-defined KPIs that would help them assess their expected costs and savings after the migration. Additionally, cloud setups are characterized by constant changes and potential unexpected costs related to data transfer, network connectivity, and ongoing cloud usage.
  • Lack of a strategic approach: Having a well-defined plan of action is vital to ensure the success of cloud migration. This involves extensive planning and brainstorming across teams and departments according to business priorities and objectives to ensure all stakeholders are on board.
  • Lack of expertise: Cloud migration requires a certain level of expertise in cloud technologies, and many businesses may lack the necessary skills and experience to manage the process effectively.
  • Compatibility issues: It is important to select the right cloud services that your workload will tap into since systems designed for on-premises infrastructure may not be compatible with the cloud environment, leading to performance issues and downtime, which disrupt productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction.
  • Data Security and Compliance: Moving sensitive data to the cloud can evoke security concerns for businesses, in particular for those adhering to strict compliance regulations.

How can businesses overcome these challenges?

In order to ensure a succesful cloud migration, businesses, regardless of their priorities and approaches to fulfilling said priorities, need to have a reliable platform that can guide them through the migration process. The Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) can ensure seamless connectivity, empower growth, and foster profitability.

Alumio helps businesses rapidly migrate and unify all their systems, applications, and data in one secure cloud environment. It enables businesses to seamlessly develop, govern, and orchestrate system integrations with multiple cloud apps and SaaS solutions via one user-friendly interface, prioritizing data security and compliance above all.

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In short, while cloud migration has many benefits, it also comes with its challenges. For this reason, Alumio guides businesses throughout the entire migration to ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition. From identifiying the specific applications or workload that requires relocation to the cloud, determinining the volume of data that requires migration, to testing systems and conducting security checks to erradicate vulnerabilities, Alumio is with you every step of the way.

If you are interested in migrating your business to the cloud but are afraid this transition may be too sudden, expensive, or complex, get in touch with us and we will put your mind at ease! Cloud migration is simple with Alumio.

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