Cloud services enable the digital transformation goals common to so many organizations seeking business agility, data-driven improvements, support for remote workers, and more.

How can you adopt these services in a way that doesn’t interfere with everyday operations?

1. Begin with cloud storage
Storage is the simplest, most logical place to gain experience using the cloud, particularly for data that isn’t used every day. This could include backup data and data that must be archived for policy, compliance, or other reasons.

2. Decide what data to store in the cloud
As a rule of thumb, most companies use 20 percent of their data once a day or more. This critical data requires a cloud service with the fastest access performance available. However, for the 80 percent of data that sits unused most of the time, you can opt for a more economical cloud storage service.

3. Sign up for an account and estimate monthly fees
Most services are priced by usage. If you have an initial estimate of the volume of data you’d like to store, back up, or archive in the cloud, you can easily calculate what your approximate monthly cost will be.

4. Prepare your data
It’s common for businesses to store unnecessary amounts of redundant data. Before you move your data to the cloud, revisit your backup and archive policies and possibly revise them. This step could enable you to clean up your dataset and reduce its volume.

5. Migrate your data
The time it takes to complete your data migration depends on your volume of data and which method you choose for to move with.

6. Protect your data
A data backup strategy is essential to making sure your company can withstand, recover, and minimize the impact of a security breach, outage, or disaster.

With CloudMetrik, you can make data migration faster, simpler, and cost-effective. We will guide you through the entire data migration process and have expert CloudMetrik consultants ready to help.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you!

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Published On: March 23, 2023By

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