The cloud is the foundation for the digital transformation in a world where the number of bits & bytes is growing exponentially day after day. The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data allows organizations to deal with the immense data flow needed in a digital world in a fast, cost-effective way. Our white paper on cloud storage will show you the way. You can download it from this page.
For many organizations, a move to the cloud — certainly for their critical data — can be perceived as an insurmountable task. However, with a step-by-step approach and the right guidance along the way, storage migration to the cloud should not be a frightening task. One of the first hurdles to overcome is management sign-off. Let us assure you: it is quite easy to build a business case. We can offer you three good reasons: lower total cost of ownership, a better focus on innovation and better performance.
Setting up a cloud storage migration plan
In order to realize the flexibility of cloud computing, you need to address a serious challenge: how do you effectively get your dataset into the cloud and keep it up to date? Depending on the size and type of the 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!
In our Cloud Storage Migration white paper, we offer you more information on the seven essential migration rules:
- Clean your data
- Prioritize and focus on continuity
- Choose your data migration tool
- Select your cloud support partner
- Control your storage
- Protect your data
- Back up everything
Of course you will need a heterogeneous environment that can leverage cloud services such as compute, storage, big data analytics, database services,… And that’s where NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP comes in. By making use of native cloud compute and storage resources, it provides a virtual NetApp appliance that works in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. By supporting all these cloud environments, customers can choose whichever ecosystem best meets their needs. This opens up a world of new possibilities for both cloud-only and hybrid cloud architectures.
Are you on your own, migrating your cloud storage? No you are not, you can use a specialized partner to do that. In our white paper we offer you five questions to ask in choosing your potential partner:
- Which characteristics are essential for a cloud migration service partner?
- Do you first choose your platform and then your cloud migration service partner? Or vice versa?
- What’s best to opt for: a local partner or a worldwide player?
- To what extent does a partner need to have an understanding of business processes?
- What distinguishes one partner from another?
Interested in finding out more? Then download the white paper on the right hand side of this page.
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