What is cloud migration

cloud computingCloud migration is the process of moving your business data, applications, infrastructure and other components to cloud computing technology.

The requirements of your migration to the cloud will always depend on the current setup of your business IT infrastructure. You can move as many (or as few) of your resources to the cloud as you like – our team will always work closely with you to establish a solution that is going to most benefit your organisation.

Typical cloud migration involves the transfer of business data and applications from an on-premises server to a leading cloud service provider such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure. However, this will depend on your circumstances – you may even wish to migrate from one cloud service to another.


What are the benefits of cloud migration?

Migrating to the cloud offers a wide range of benefits to businesses – and the specific benefits for your organisation will depend on your current infrastructure. Typically, cloud services can offer advantages in cost, security, performance and more. Having your data and applications stored on cloud servers can also make your business more flexible and adaptable, as it means it can be accessed anywhere in the world.

What is the process of cloud migration?

The process of cloud migration will always vary, but generally a business will assess and decide which resources would benefit from migration to the cloud. This could be established by evaluating security, performance, costs, and other factors in current infrastructure.

Some organisations choose to migrate all data and applications in their exact form without making any modifications; others prefer to take the opportunity to make changes to infrastructure. Data can be transferred using public internet, a private network, or even through offline transfer.

Should my business migrate to the cloud?

Businesses are increasingly seeing the organisational benefits of using cloud services. Of course, it is worth looking at the specific circumstances of your business to understand whether the advantages are relevant to your situation. The team at Wirehive would be happy to provide you with any information that would be useful to help you make the decision.

Which cloud services provider is the best?

There are many high-quality providers of cloud services, meaning that competition is fierce – this helps to ensure that the services operate at a very high level, and prices are as cheap as possible. Well-known brands Amazon, Google and Microsoft dominate the current market, and at Wirehive, our team has expertise in working with all of them – we can help you choose the provider that is best your needs.

A solution based on your needs

Every business is different, and a company’s cloud computing requirements can vary enormously. It could be that you are entering the realm of the cloud for the first time, and require a full breakdown of your needs and comprehensive technical assistance to migrate. Alternatively, you might have an existing cloud estate and wish to carry out a specific change in infrastructure.

We take the time to get to know your business to establish which services are going to most benefit you. We work closely with you throughout the process and are on hand to answer any technical questions you may have. We can also provide you with a fully managed service ensuring that we are available for support 24/7.

Our team of specialists

Our team consists of highly qualified and extremely experienced IT professionals and cloud service engineers. No matter what kind of requirements you have, our team will have worked on something similar in the past and can bring their experience to your project.

At Wirehive, we offer a completely unbiased service – so whether you are considering AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, or even some combination of infrastructure, we can provide you with an honest and open assessment. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team today.

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