What compliance frameworks can your potential vendor prove adherence to, and which are important to you? For example, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and SOC 2 are all reasonably typical, but what is their stance on ISO 27018, the first international code of practice for the protection of persona data?
And how can they support your data residency and sovereignty needs? Are you nervous about the CLOUD Act or FISAs and will this vendor be vulnerable to such government data access requests?
Here are just some of the key aspects of any migration project.
The 6Rs of Cloud Migration
The six potential courses of action for each application when migrating to the cloud, including Rehosting, Rearchitecting or Retiring. You can find out more about the 6Rs of cloud migration, here.
Interoperability and Portability
Interoperability is vital to ensure as it enables cloud services to understand each other’s APIs and data formats in order to co-operate. It’s often frustrating due to a lack of standards, but it is regardless the key to much of the ROI of a cloud migration.
The ability to move your cloud environment from one cloud provider to another, often in response to price increases or outgrowing the current vendor. Fail to ensure this, and you will create your legacy of tomorrow.
A cloud migration inevitably involves the input of numerous suppliers. The main cloud platform provider is, of course, the key one, but you may also have new and pre-existing software vendors, MSPs and connectivity providers to consider – all of whom may have their own demands on the timeline.
Just because the shift to the cloud removes the burdensome CAPEX investments, it does not mean the OPEX spend requires any less scrutiny. The benefit of OPEX models is that businesses only pay for what they use. What many forget is that the other side of this coin is that without constant oversight, there is a real danger of paying for surplus resources.
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Our team of experts will guide you through the most appropriate deployment of cloud technology for your business. We’ll design a bespoke cloud strategy for your organization, ensuring your security and accessibility needs are met plus any data privacy obligations. The team will also select the most suitable platform and ensure a quick and smooth loud migration.