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What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud Migration is the process of partially or completely transferring an organisation’s data, services, applications, IT resources and other digital components to a cloud environment from an on-premise infrastructure. If an organisation chooses to only partially move its digital assets to a cloud, it’s called hybrid migration. Once migrated, all data and services can be accessed on demand behind a secure cloud firewall.

Points to Remember

  • In today’s digital era, cloud migration proves to be the ideal solution and motivation for organisations to adopt a cloud-based infrastructure. It provides many advantages over its traditional on-site solutions, such as speed, operational efficiency, security, availability, and more.
  • Although it has many benefits, cloud migration is a critical process and should be done only after a thorough planning and analysis organisation’s goals and compatibility of cloud solution with those requirements.

Examples

Amazon Web Services (AWS) [link to #1.4], Microsoft Azure [link to #1.5] and the Google Cloud Platform are among some popular cloud providers that offer cloud migration services.