Application Migration Practices
• Perform An Assessment
A migration foundation or project is an assessment of a company’s application portfolio, including legacy systems or applications, and an understanding of the ecosystem surrounding the application, including physical and virtual server configurations. network topology and current support. Dependency, security and data compliance.
• Involve The Business
It is important to ensure that all business units involved participate in the migration plan and are aware of its impact on existing business units and business processes. Clear communication is important.
• Development Of The Migration Strategy
Identify business reasons and use cases to move to the cloud. Decide whether you want to go through phases or start with a critical business workload and gain experience before moving to a critical application.
• Develop A Cloud Governance Framework
This should consist of clear rules-based rules that prepare the organization for a secure cloud deployment, including structure, roles, responsibilities, plans, goals, and decision frameworks.
• Train Staff As Quickly As Possible
Host a series of training sessions to help employees from different teams and business units understand the concepts of the cloud.
• Manage Software Licenses Appropriately
Document all enterprise applications and examine the licenses associated with cloud computing. If necessary, check with your provider if you can renew your existing license so that your application can be used in the cloud.
• Automate If Possible
Companies should automate repetitive models as much as possible to improve overall migration efficiency and minimize downtime. This speeds up the migration process, reduces risk and saves money. The progressive cloud migration approach and automation work together. In other words, identify recurring models that can be automated during future migration phases.
• Test & Retest
For companies that do not have an appropriate test plan, the migration will fail. Start talking about the test on the first day of the assessment.