Migrating to the Cloud service successfully requires a huge amount of attention from an enterprise. If your enterprise is not ready to handle the challenges of cloud migration, then it could result in the unavailability of the data.
However, having a prerequisite knowledge regarding these challenges will boost up your cloud journey and will give a big advantage to your enterprise. The following are some of the challenges which you might face during the cloud migration.
Certain compliance standards may limit the information stored on the cloud. There could be risks involved with the IT provider’s compliance with existing policies and contractual obligations concerning data handling and business operations.
2. Sensitive information:
No matter how secure cloud service is, there is always a security threat. If the application has sensitive data, it would be good to evaluate the entire structure of a cloud platform before deciding to migrate.
3. Proprietary resources:
Before moving to a cloud platform check whether the technology has proprietary resources otherwise, it leads to legal complications. CSPs come with their own set of proprietary specifications and standards. Make sure you are aware of those before deciding to migrate.
The delay period between a client request and the response provided by the cloud service is called latency. This affects the effectiveness and usability of devices. The huge delay times lead to high latency, especially in video conferencing contact centers, cloud-based telephone systems, and similar collaboration tools. You can start by identifying the areas where bottlenecks often arise and clear those.
5. Current setup:
If you go along with an on-premise model that is not more expensive and is comparatively easier for you to handle, then the wiser option is to stick with it. This way, you will not call in the unnecessary complications of moving to the cloud.
There is this threat of lack of control over performance because of the incompetence of the cloud provider to provide quality service all the time. Make sure you are aware of what the cloud provider can provide in terms of system performance, how they handle the disruption of service threat and how they can manage your application without too much delay. The performance factor can be affected by the cloud vendor handling the hardware.
7. Sharing Issues:
It is very important to notice that there is the threat of a single application trying to hog all the resources, within the shared infrastructure. It is very hard to monitor the applications and the physical hardware that they share while running simultaneously, until or unless there’s proper visibility. This is the major risk that poses as a threat all the time.
8. Vendor lock-in:
Vendor lock-in is a primary issue of moving to the cloud. It happens when you cannot have a fast transition from one product or service to another. This mostly results from the usage of proprietary technologies and resources with those of the vendors. The most important vendor locking risks are data transfer risk, application transfer risk, infrastructure transfer risk, and human resource knowledge risk.
There’s a chance that the existing infrastructure would not be compatible with the one provided by the cloud providers. In such a case, it is best to ensure compatibility by making some changes and then to move ahead.