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Top Migration Mistakes that can Derail Cloud Implementation

By Nikhil Sonawane - November 01, 2022 3 Mins Read

Cloud computing has become the new normal, and many organizations have successfully transformed themselves into digital native organizations.

There has been a surge in the adoption of cloud computing since the start of the pandemic and the advent of industry 4.0.

According to a recent report by Fortune Business insights, the market size of cloud computing worldwide was valued at USD 405.5 billion in 2021. Moreover, the report also predicts that the market size is expected to grow from USD 480.04 in 2022 to USD 1712.44 billion by 2029, with a 19.9% CAGR during the forecast period. Irrespective of the size, type, and industry of the business, organizations have integrated the cloud into various aspects of their business operations. But however, many organizations still have traditional workflows and legacy tools integrated into multiple aspects of their business operations. Migrating to the cloud is an intricate task that can have a significant impact on business operations if not accomplished in the most effective ways. Here are a few top cloud migration mistakes that can derail the organization from its cloud implementation journeys:

Inefficient cloud migration strategy

One of the simplest cloud migration mistakes that can derail the organization’s entire cloud transformation journey is an inefficient migration process.

Modern enterprises have multiple applications and tools integrated into the IT infrastructure, and they need to have a strategic plan of how and when to migrate each application to the cloud. IT business leaders need to evaluate their entire IT infrastructure inventory in order to identify the right tools that need to be migrated on priority. Irrespective of the immense benefits that the cloud offers to businesses, there is no need to migrate the entire application or tools in the tech stack to the cloud in the initial stages. IT decision-makers should analyze every tool in their tech stack to identify and prioritize the right tools to migrate them earlier to ensure a successful cloud migration. CIOs can prioritize the applications depending on criticality, on-premises maintenance costs, and business goals.

Flaws in the budgets

Cloud computing costs and their return on investment are one of the most important benefits that lead to a surge in the adoption of the cloud. It can be a myth because organizations that do not implement cloud efficiently can have negative repercussions on the finances rather than having a positive impact. Cloud migration processes can be expensive tasks that organizations have to spend on, and implementation failures can lead the entire effort to go in vain. Many organizations make errors in their budgets which leads to unexpected migration bottlenecks and excessive expenditures. CIOs that aim to migrate to the cloud should consider the estimated time and budget required to allocate the budget strategically to avoid exceeding budgets and accomplice cloud migration within the time.

Inefficient cloud security posture

Many organizations first migrate to the cloud and then look out for security risks that they are exposed to. Once these organizations are successfully migrated to the cloud, they are already exposed to multiple risks and vulnerabilities that can be overwhelming for their SecOps teams to manage. Enterprises not only have to secure their entire data while migrating it to the cloud but as well in the post-migration as well. Business leaders, before they embark on a cloud migration journey, need to evaluate all the possible risks, threats, and vulnerabilities that they will be exposed to minimize the risks.


Nikhil Sonawane

Nikhil S is a Tech Journalist with OnDot Media. He is a media professional with eclectic experience in communications for various technology media brands. He brings his eye for editorial detail and keen sense of language skills to every article he writes.

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