Preparing your migration

When designing a long-term Hybrid Cloud strategy, organisations need to address all requirements and ensure it is future-proofed to allow organisational change.

What this means for your business

To prepare your migration to a Hybrid Cloud, organisations need a strategy that addresses the following questions:

  • How do I protect my data? How do I connect to the cloud so that my data is safe?
  • What are the implications and impact to my processes and users by moving to the cloud?
  • How does my cloud solution support our ability to innovate, digitise and act on our digital transformation strategy?
  • Where should my data and each of my applications reside?
  • How does my solution scale?
  • Which workloads should be serviced by SaaS?
  • What is the approach to security?
  • Will my infrastructure remain business-compliant?

Once these questions are addressed, organisations need to determine how they are going to prepare to migrate, transitioning applications and data to their chosen cloud environments while maintaining performance standards for their users and customers.

For many, we question whether we need to complete the cloud migration in-house, or whether we outsource. If migrating in-house, organisations need to ensure they have the skills and capabilities within their organisation to prepare their migration strategy. And, that they can afford to have those individuals taken away from their day-to-day workload to focus on the migration project for a number of weeks or months, depending on the scale.

If an organisation opts to outsource their migration strategy, they need to seek out experts who understand their business, have access to the right experience, providers and solutions to meet their needs, and manage their transformation.

Telstra blueprint for success

What does success look like? Success is when the organisation is able to focus on achieving business outcomes, and not be diverted by the transformation process.

The first step to achieving this success is to plan out a cloud strategy that takes into account the following:

  • The wider business objectives;
  • Types of workloads currently in play;
  • The new workloads envisaged in the organisation’s digital transformation plan;
  • How and which users will access the resources;
  • And security requirements.

For organisations and IT teams that want to be free to focus on business growth, this is where an advisory and professional services team can help with planning, through to implementation. Bringing in certified cloud experts with significant battle-tested experience on migration projects and cloud management can help land the right strategy from network connectivity through to application and architectures that work for your business.

To read more and see the blueprint for cloud migrations, download the full guide

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Migration checklist

See our comprehensive checklist to effectively plan a cloud migration strategy.

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