Are You Ready for the Cloud?
8 Key Steps for Cloud Enablement Success
1. What Is Cloud Enablement?
2. Are You Ready for a Cloud Migration?
Make sure you examine which applications are prime candidates for migration, what’s driving your migration plans, the resources you already have and the potential impact of migration on them.
3. Finding Security in Azure
4. Developing Your Strategy
5. What’s Standing in Your Way?
Lack of Preparation
Inadequate Staff Training
No Stakeholder Buy-In
6. Making the Move to Cloud
Planning and Architecture
Strategy and Prioritization
Testing and Optimization
7. What Happens After Your Migration?
Look for a cloud enablement services partner that will:
OptimizeWork to improve uptime, performance, security and more
ReportProvide you with an inventory of your cloud assets and their performance
SecureProactively work to secure your platform against threats and vulnerabilities
MaintainRegularly update and patch for continued security and compliance
SupportProvide you with support during outages or issues
8. Common Cloud Enablement Use Cases
Backups and Disaster Recovery
The amount of information businesses generate and use each day is increasing exponentially — and so are the costs associated with losing access to your data or applications. A rigorous system to protect your data from harm and recover it if and when the worst happens is a necessity.
But how do cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions stack up against their traditional, on-premises competitors? While internal servers and hard drives still have their merits, there is definitely a case to be made for the security that a cloud solution can offer.
Check out “Cloud Backup vs. Traditional Backup: Which is Better?” for a closer look at how cloud solutions stack up.
Cloud Computing in Accounting
- Automating data entry to save time
- Ability to adapt and respond quickly to disruption
- Improved communication between departments and with clients
- Improved security
- Strengthened backup and disaster recovery options
Explore what you stand to gain from a cloud migration in this post on the “Benefits of Cloud Computing”.
Many institutions and organizations bound by government or industry compliance standards mistakenly assume that a cloud solution is not an option. In fact, the developments in cloud technology and security often make the cloud a much better option when faced with aging infrastructure.
But not all cloud solutions are created equal. If you are constrained by specific regulations or contractual obligations that govern how you must protect your data, it’s crucial that you choose carefully — an experienced cloud enablement services partner can help.
Take a look at “How to Get FERPA-Compliant Cloud Service” to learn more about compliance and cloud solutions.
A Partner You Can Trust
At AISN, we don’t believe that “one size fits all” is the way to offer cloud solutions. Our business model is built on the belief that our clients deserve customized cloud platforms designed to meet their specific compliance, security and operational needs.
If you have questions about the cloud or cloud enablement services, we have answers. Our experts are always happy to discuss your needs, so get in touch with us today.