Migrating data and other parts of your hosted environment can be a difficult and potentially dangerous task. It requires time and extensive technical knowledge. Migrating your environment without help could result in lost data or applications that no longer operate correctly. You should know a few reasons why your business needs to always use professional Migration Services.
Migrate Your Systems Fast
The process necessary to migrate hosted environment is usually long and complex. This is especially true when a business is attempting to migrate systems without any previous experience or expertise. The process can create problems the reduce productivity and immobilize the business for some time. This can lead to excessive expenses and lost revenue. Professional migration services can get the job done much faster. The professionals can efficiently convert and move all of your data. This will reduce any inconvenience or downtime.
Migrate Almost Everything
A professional service will be able to migrate almost everything to a new system or server. This includes more than just your data. You will be able to migrate applications and content management systems to a Volico hosted infrastructure. This includes custom apps delivered through the software as a service model. Your data, databases and applications can all be migrated to a new environment so that you do not need to train employees in how to use a completely different set of tools.
Avoid Data Loss
The most stressful aspect of migration for your business is data loss. This is always a very real risk. A poorly done migration could cause data to be corrupted or lost completely. This can cause major problems that lead to issues with analytics, productivity and delivering service to customers. Professional services can minimize or eliminate the risk of data loss. Expert technicians use special tools and industry best practices to protect your data as it is being converted and moved.
Upgrade Seamlessly If Necessary
A final reason to rely on professionals for migration is that they give your business the chance to upgrade if necessary. You can upgrade your underlying operating system to take advantage of new technologies and better performance. You can have your data converted into an upgraded database format during migration. These upgrades are difficult to do at any other time.
Migrating to the Cloud Without Mistakes
Making the move to cloud hosting is one of the smartest that business can often make, but there are certain provisions that must be made before migrating. These things become increasingly complex as you try to migrate larger systems to the cloud, which means that now may be the right time to make the move. Let’s examine briefly the things you need to do to ensure your migration to the cloud goes without a hitch.
1. Assess the Costs Versus Gains
Before migrating to the cloud, you should assess the amount of resources it will take to migrate. With solutions like Volico hosting, this should be limited to the cost of hosting and the time required to migrate your data or services to the cloud. You can then compare the costs to what you would gain.
2. Check Interface Compatibility
Another point of concern is how compatible your current interfaces will be with the cloud. This typically requires that you make special provisions or alterations to your software to ensure the cloud and your hardware interfaces correctly. For computers or servers that can retrieve resources from a simple connection, this should not be too great of an obstacle. Point-of-sales machines, on the other hand, may need additional support from the vendor to ensure that they stay compatible with the cloud.
3. Ensure a Robust Connection
Your connection will be the one thing that is a must-have when you migrate to the cloud. It’s an essential part that enables hosting in the cloud environment to work as aptly as it should. Ensure that your connection is not only stable, but that it also has enough bandwidth to support any data transfer that might occur.
4. Move Your Data
The last step is to make the data move. While the cloud industry is relatively new, there are tools to make this move easier when you are moving data from one hosting environment to the next. If you’re merely moving assets to the cloud, it’s as simple as uploading the assets from your old server to the cloud hosting servers provided by Volico.
If you’re moving more than that, then you will need to use specialized software or know how to manually move your data. For example, databases that exist in MySQL can often be exported as a .zip file that can later be restored to the hosting provided by your new data center.
Cloud Migration: Making the Move
If you’re unsure of how to properly make the move to the cloud or you have a unique situation that might involve a difficult move, then you may want to opt for Volico’s migration services, especially if you’re set on using one of Volico’s trusted cloud solutions. Everything from databases to applications can be moved by knowledgeable professionals.
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