Cloud hosting has been all the rage these days simply because of its highly scalable services and it being offered by the top hosting companies makes it more appealing now more than ever.
That being said, if you already have an existing hosting provider but you want to transfer to another one that does have cloud hosting, what are the steps that you need to take? Fortunately for you, you’ve come to the right article! I will talk about how you can plan for cloud migration so that everything will be seamless.
Choose the Right Cloud Environment
When you are trying to migrate to another host, you are asked the question of whether or not you’re going for a single cloud option or a multi-cloud solution. Simply put, a single cloud solution is one where you only go for one service provider (in this case, a cloud hosting solution). Although opting for this choice is good for most use-cases, this is not the best to take if you value your data too much and would want to have robust security protocols being implemented.
For businesses and for people that want the best possible online security out there, it would be best that you get the multi-cloud option instead. The next thing that you need to think about is the actual cloud environment. Think about public and private cloud. Most people would opt for a public cloud because it is much more affordable and is great for most use-cases. Do keep in mind, however, that opting for public cloud would mean that you are actually sharing resources with others as well (hence, ‘public’).
Private cloud has more granular control and improved security mainly because only a few entities will be able to share the same infrastructure. This is more costly but is ideal for business solutions because of its improved performance, reliability, and security. You might have already heard about hybrid cloud by now and this basically combines both the features of the public and private cloud. You get better security and features like in private cloud but at the cost of the public cloud. Do keep in mind that not a lot of hosting companies have this yet, so you may have to search a little deeper to find out.
Determine Service-Level Agreements
Service-level Agreements or SLAs are basically crafted so that you can set your expectations and so that service providers can try and satisfy them. This is mostly concerning business entities and large corporations who would have more stringent requirements than a single user.
Choosing the Right Provider
So, how do you choose the right provider for you? Well, that basically is contingent upon whether a company is able to meet all of your demands or not. That is why before finding out the different providers out there, set your expectations first.
Once you’ve chosen a provider, they will be able to help you with the entire migration process. Assuming that all goes well, all you have to do is tell them about your current setup and they will do all of the heavy-lifting themselves.