Migrating a system is a time-consuming and costly strategy, especially if your company migrates from a conventional data system to a hybrid cloud. Although cloud computing products such as Microsoft Azure have been widely adopted by local companies, the process of migrating to this system is still a scourge, because there are many obstacles that you must describe.
Fortunately, there are various easy ways to overcome the common challenges of the process of migrating from the old system to the cloud. Here are five illustrations of common problems and their solutions.
Too Long Downtime
Massive system migration will cause quite long downtime, thus disrupting the company's performance. The company should map downtime for each aspect of migration, then plan the steps to move the system based on the map that has been made. You cannot avoid downtime, but planning will help the company to continue operating with minimal risk.
Dependence between applications
In a company database or system, various applications do not work alone, but have interdependent functions. If you move the system to a hybrid cloud, some application functions may be disrupted because their system dependency becomes chaotic. Be sure to analyze the functions and workings of each important application, so you can move each application to a new system without interrupting performance.
ther common problems related to business applications and migration to Azure are applications that are not compatible with the new system. When the application has been moved and it turns out it's not working properly, you will lose a lot of time and extra money. Companies must ensure that the main business applications are compatible with Azure. You can use the Azure test environment to check application compatibility. This solution will show whether the business application will be able to run on Azure or not.
Security Risk during System Migration
System migration that lasts for a long time presents a security risk to a company's data system. This is because what is transferred is not only infrastructure, but also software, programs, and applications. The general solution is the use of security protocols at the application level, private virtual networks (VPN), and end-to-end encryption systems.
When migrating a system, things like errors or data loss can occur. To overcome this, companies must consider each disaster scenario that can occur during system migration, and prepare a backup plan.
When preparing a system migration plan, especially if the system is very important for the company's vital operations, make sure you and your team make a prevention plan based on the worst case scenario. The addition of a layer of security and a backup data system will be useful to deal with any problems that may arise during the migration process to hybrids.