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Avoid These Missteps That May Result in a Cloud Migration Nightmare
March 15, 2021 Blog


When you’re running a business, any business at all in today’s digital transformation era, it’s becoming almost impossible not to be drawn in by the significant impact of cloud technology.

Due to its flexibility, security, agility, and cost-effectiveness, public cloud is becoming increasingly integral to business growth and success. In fact, IDC predicts that public cloud service spending will total US$277 billion in 2021.

What’s great for today’s organisations is that as cloud technology matures, they have more and more choices in terms of cloud providers or platforms that could potentially provide all the technologies and capabilities that suit their business.

Take Google Cloud, for example. As one of the largest and fastest-growing global cloud vendor, Google Cloud provides all the services you will likely need. From databases, advanced analytics, and disaster-recovery applications, to the most highly sophisticated artificial intelligence and machine learning tools – Google Cloud democratises technology to businesses of all sizes.

Best of all, with 24 regions, 73 zones and 144 network-edge locations worldwide (with more to come), Google Cloud Platform’s private, software-defined network can provide fast and reliable connections to users around the world.

However, for businesses that are not “born in the cloud”, they typically have to go through a challenging migration process before reaping the benefits that the cloud can offer. Without the right know-how, strategy, or tools, many of these migration projects can be delayed, over budgeted, or even fail. A lot can go wrong during cloud migration. Businesses can face severe issues with cloud migration when they:

  • Migrate applications just for the sake of it, without a proper plan or roadmap
  • Don’t redesign applications to leverage cloud architecture
  • Experience data loss or corruption while moving data
  • Migration of applications that results in a break in the process
  • Attempt to migrate on their own using internal resources, believing it will save time, and money
  • “Wing it, hope for the best or fix it later.”

The wrong choices or missteps that you make with the cloud comes with high associated risks that may impact the business operation, reputation, compliance, and finances. Always remember that migrating to the cloud is a journey, not a “one-off”, and you want to make sure that you don’t get off on the wrong foot.

Migrating to the cloud is never an easy process, especially for businesses that rely significantly on traditional and legacy IT. Doing so may put a strain on your team and resources. However, you can increase your chances of success if you have the right partner who can support you on your migration journey and align with your business objectives.

Rackspace Technology is one such partner. Rackspace has the experience, resource, and expertise to help you avoid the common missteps and get started on the right track in your cloud migration journey – from assessment, planning to ensuring stability and continuity post-migration.

Rackspace’s certified cloud experts can complete a holistic assessment of your IT environment and customise your journey to support your cloud transformation objectives. They are there to handle the complete migration of your applications and workloads, minimising your business risk, disruption, and downtime. After a successful migration, they’ll also facilitate a smooth transition into ongoing management and optimisation.

With Rackspace on your side, you’ll give yourself the ability to safely innovate, add strategic value to your business and accelerate the return on investment with the cloud.

To find out how you can ensure a successful and cost-effective cloud migration with Rackspace, click here.

About Rackspace Technology:

Google Cloud trusts Rackspace Technology to provide managed services for a variety of workloads because of our experience managing clouds and our results-obsessed focus on our customers. In addition to receiving the prestigious Google Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) designation, Rackspace Technology has won year-over-year partner of the year awards for migration and infrastructure services. We consistently deliver high-quality expertise and end-to-end support to our customers, and we’ll do the same for you.