Three Tips for Migrating Your Infrastructure to the Cloud

By this point, you are probably well-versed in the benefits of the cloud. You may even be looking at parts of your system and trying to plan out where to start. However, in some cases, this may be a daunting task and you may not know where to start. Here are three tips to smooth your transition to the cloud.

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1. Start Fresh with New Projects

If you have an organizational mandate to move your infrastructure to the cloud, the easiest place to start is with new projects. There’s no legacy data to migrate, no constraints placed on the system from the prior infrastructure, you’re starting with a clean slate.

Also important, cloud computing allows you to deploy systems quickly, meaning that you can spend less time troubleshooting issues with the infrastructure and spend more time focused on strategic projects.

2. Plan to Protect your Data

Organizations have shaken off the notion that the cloud isn’t secure. In fact IDG Enterprise survey identified email, collaboration, CRM, data storage and human resources as the top five most popular cloud applications, with half or more of the respondents planning to migrate within three years. What do many of these systems have in common? Much of this information falls under some kind of compliance requirements or strict regulation. Make sure you have controls in place to ensure that this data is always protected and compliance is maintained at all times.

3. Reduce Operating Expenses

IT staffs spend an inordinate amount of resources dealing with nagging operational issues, including maintenance, and not enough time on strategy and planning exercises. Cloud can offload much of the operational chores that are keeping IT staff from taking your business to the next level by reducing costs associated with ongoing hardware, software and backup costs. Prioritize the migration of systems that are more expensive to maintain and operate. If you’re trying to make a business case to migrate additional systems, a project like this can serve as a great proof of concept to stakeholders that might be apprehensive.

EFT Cloud Services Can Help You with Your Migration

Whether you are concerned with security, compliance, or visibility of your data, or just need a reliable method of data transfer, EFT Cloud ServicesSM can help you migrate your infrastructure to the cloud.

Globalscape's EFT Cloud Services offers enterprise-level managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities as a SaaS MFT solution, delivered through the cloud. The advanced cloud-based MFT solution includes the security and MFT benefits of EFT, without the added infrastructure. Built-in regulatory compliance, governance, and visibility controls help keep your data safe, while outstanding performance and scalability help boost operational efficiency and maintain business continuity.

EFT Cloud Services can be managed independently by you through a secure web portal or by Globalscape experts, allowing you to focus on what you need to, rather than IT infrastructure management.

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