Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud computing environment. The general goal or benefit of any cloud migration is to host applications and data in the most effective IT environment possible, based on factors such as cost, performance and security. This interesting topic came to us from Customer Think in their article, “What is Cloud Migration And Why Businesses Taking It Seriously?

An enterprise can perform several types of cloud migrations. The process includes moving all the business apps and services to the cloud. Cloud data warehouses can bring a list of benefits to businesses using on-premise solution.

The steps or processes an enterprise follows during a cloud migration vary based on factors such as the type of migration it wants to perform and the specific resources it wants to move. That said, common elements of a cloud migration strategy include evaluating performance and security requirements, choosing a cloud provider, calculating costs and making any necessary organizational changes.

Melody K. Smith

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