For many organizations, a move to the cloud - especially for their critical data - can be seen as an insurmountable task. However, with a step-by-step approach and the right guidance along the way, a storage migration to the cloud doesn't have to be a daunting task. One of the first hurdles to overcome is management approval. Let us assure you: it is quite easy to prepare a business case. We can give you three good reasons: lower total cost of ownership, better focus on innovation and better performance.
Establishing a cloud storage migration plan
To realize the flexibility of cloud computing, you have to face a serious challenge: how do you get your data sets effectively in the cloud and how do you keep them up to date? Depending on the size and type of data set you are working with, the task of getting the data from your data center to the cloud and back again can be quite daunting. However, with a good migration plan you are already halfway there!
In our white paper on cloud storage migration, we provide you with more information about the seven essential migration rules:
- Clean your data
- Set priorities and focus on continuity
- Choose your data migration tool
- Select your cloud support partner
- Manage your storage
- Protect your data
- Back up everything
Of course you need a heterogeneous environment that can make use of cloud services such as compute, storage, big data analysis, database services, ... And that's where NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP comes in. Using native cloud compute and storage resources, we provide a virtual NetApp appliance that works in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. By supporting all of these cloud environments, customers can choose the ecosystem that best suits their needs. This opens up a world of new possibilities for both cloud-only and hybrid cloud architectures.
Are you on your own to migrate your cloud storage? No, you do not, you can engage a specialized partner for this. In our white paper, we provide you with five questions to ask when choosing your potential partner:
- What attributes are essential for a cloud migration service partner?
- Do you choose your platform first and then your cloud migration service partner? Or vice versa?
- Which is the best choice: a local partner or a global player?
- To what extent should a partner have insight into business processes?
- What distinguishes one partner from another?
Do you want to know more? Then download the white paper on the right side of this page.