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What is Cloud Migration? (Its Benefits and Types)

Cloud migration is the process of moving digital assets like data, workloads, IT resources and business operations into the cloud. Learn more.

What do you understand by Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is a process of moving a company’s data and business processes from legacy infrastructure to the cloud or between clouds to better suit requirements. From on-premises to public, private, or hybrid cloud, or between cloud to cloud environments, cloud migration involves the movement of applications and workloads seamlessly. Additionally, cloud migrations can be highly complex endeavors that require significant planning and expertise to execute successfully.

Why do organizations choose cloud migration?

Organizations choose to migrate their operations into the cloud for various reasons, but cost, scalability, and security are some of the most common. By decentralizing their network operations, companies can enjoy a far more flexible storage and processing power while only paying for the level of service they need. Moreover, cloud users are no longer beholden to “vendor lock-in,” which, as the name implies, can make your operations less flexible due to compatibility.

Types of cloud migration

The different types of cloud migration are also known as the “6 R’s” of cloud migration:

  • Rehost
  • Replatform
  • Repurchase
  • Refactor
  • Retain or Hybrid model
  • Retire

  • What are the benefits of cloud migration?

    For companies that undertake the cloud migration process, the cloud can have a massive impact. Some cloud migration benefits include:

  • Increased agility and flexibility.
  • Ability to innovate faster.
  • Easing of increasing resource demands.
  • Better managing of increased customer expectations.
  • Reduction in costs.
  • Deliver immediate business results.
  • Simplify IT.
  • Shift to everything-as-a-service.
  • Cloud scalability.
  • Improved performance.

  • READ MORE: A Modern Approach To Cloud Migration Strategy: The 6 R's

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