Migration: Why and how to migrate corporate IT solutions to the cloud?
Cloud solutions are now so advanced that you can run your entire IT infrastructure in them. You can then transfer company networks and all data into a virtual “cloud”. Doing this will increase security and give you a greater degree of freedom. We’ll show you how cloud migration works and what to look out for when embarking on a project.
Keeping company data and IT infrastructure in the cloud has proven to be more than just a sensible solution over the last two years. Remote access is used by employees working home-office, while at the same time increasing security and data protection. The downside to cloud solutions is cost. Management is not free, after all. But it all depends on your choice of a system. There are solutions with a reasonable budget.
Why consider migrating to the cloud
Migrating applications and IT solutions to a functional and optimized cloud has its advantages. It eases any stress connected with operation and maintenance, and provides comprehensive, hassle-free services. Migration should include setting up the technology so that everything makes sense and improves the company, and not be a burden as it sometimes unfortunately is.
That’s why we at TechOne CZ take care of your cloud comprehensively. We can rewrite code and reprogram everything, debug it, and then get it up and running. In other words, we provide a complete transition – from initial consultation to the subsequent management and monitoring of the cloud.
On top of that, we’ll also reduce your budget for cloud solutions because we’ve noticed that some companies are paying more than they need. Extra costs are incurred, for example, when more and more partners and IT experts enter the process. We offer you everything under a single roof. We understand clouds and technology, so our services are comprehensive.
“We can transfer your entire existing solution to the cloud, adapt it to current needs and trends, and reduce the cloud operating costs. We specialize in software and related activities. We mainly use solutions from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which we have the best experience with,” says David Máj, founder of TechOne CZ.
How do we approach clouds?
At TechOne CZ, we have been specializing in IT solutions for a long time, and clouds are one of the areas we are intensively working on. In particular, we provide consultations and help customers clarify what they expect and need from the cloud.
Then comes the next phase, when we work on a specific and optimum solution and look for ways to move things forward. “One of our missions is education. We always show our customers the possibilities of the cloud and how they can use it to their advantage,” states David Máj.
Clarifying matters is absolutely key. Then we can start the preparation phase and the technical assignment. In this step, we decide what technologies to use, how to automate the entire system, and the application deployment process. At the same time, we also set up processes and steps that enable the entire solution to be monitored. “The preparatory phase is very important since everything has to be set up and defined correctly right from the start, otherwise the cloud can be a big financial burden, and we don’t want that,” adds David Máj.
There is also time to explain new trends or how to build applications faster with ever-changing customer demands. In this regard we have an advantage, because we also provide DevOps Operations, so we can improve processes for deploying new solutions. We can also link up teams, and therefore combine ideas, experience and know-how.
It is always very important to us that the migration (i.e. the transfer of data, applications ,and IT infrastructure to the cloud) goes smoothly, easily, with a reasonable budget, and securely. That is why we minimize potential risks from the very beginning of the project. One of the ways to avoid risks is knowledge. We know what a particular piece of software or application does, how it behaves, and we tailor the migration process accordingly.
“Crucially, migration often means modifying the software architecture, so that the solution is optimally prepared for migration to the cloud. For us, this means complete knowledge of the technologies in which the software is written. However, if we take the route where we begin everything from scratch, we first put together all the requirements and then create a business analysis that we use to develop the new cloud,” explains David Máj.
Avoiding risks also means lower costs – both for the migration or cloud creation, and for its subsequent management and maintenance. Operating costs must not be excessive. And if the original solution is a financial burden, there are always ways to redesign it and set it up better.
“Our strategy is simple: constant talking to the customer so that we understand each other and everything is made clear. This results in improvements, automated processes, and changes for the better. The potential for improvement is everywhere,” adds David Máj.
Once the solution has been successfully designed, rewritten, and the applications migrated to the cloud, IT experts will perform the deployment and ensure that everything works. They can also take care of monitoring, updates, and supervision of the entire solution.