When you move your business to the cloud, you may have many concerns about how it works and whether it will affect the productivity of your business.

Switching to cloud services without the guidance of an experienced professional can be challenging and time-consuming. You are likely to need customisations to meet your business needs, and you will need to develop a migration plan to ensure that the transition goes smoothly without affecting your customers. An expert consultant can help you with all areas of this.

Here’s how to switch from physical servers to the cloud without downtime or a loss of productivity…

People And Processes…

Your business’ people and processes are unique, so your cloud system should also be unique too, it will need to be developed to suit them. Sometimes, a transition period is necessary to ease the shift.

Public Or Private Cloud?

Would your company’s systems be better suited to a public cloud, private cloud, or a hybrid of the two? Choosing which one is most appropriate for your business can be a challenge, especially if you’re not sure of the differences between them. Guidance can be especially helpful, even essential. 

Application Capabilities…

You need to ensure that your applications can still function on the cloud infrastructure – and with the many different options available, it is not always straightforward to ascertain whether they will. An IT support company will have all the necessary knowledge to help you calculate the best route for your business.

Business Efficiency…

You will naturally want to avoid as much disruption to your business as possible during your migration to the cloud. Downtime is one of the most commonly faced issues during cloud migration. IT support can help to smooth the transition. 

Data Protection And Security…

Extreme care and caution must be taken during the migration process in order to keep your organisation’s data safe from security breaches. Professional support can ensure that all of your data is protected and remove the majority of risks associated with migrating yourself without the knowledge needed to do it. 

In order to mitigate any challenges, it is vital to have a plan and strategy for cloud data migration.

Despite the challenges (which can be alleviated with the help of an IT support professional), there are numerous advantages for your business. For example:

  • There is the potential for lower lifetime costs on configuration and maintenance, and fewer upfront costs as no hardware is required.
  • You have access to expert assistance on a variety of aspects, such as setup and maintenance.
  • You will have a reduced need for in-house IT talent, reducing your costs as you won’t need to constantly train your staff to stay at the forefront of technological advances.
  • A reduced environmental footprint due to less power needed to store data.

IT Support For Your Upgrade To The Cloud

If you are looking for expert IT support for your business’ upgrade to the cloud, Acrylic IT offers IT support services across Cheshire, the North West, and beyond. Book a free audit below, or contact us today…