by Paul Rudo on 23/08/11 at 6:38 pm
This is the second video in CoreVault’s 3-part series about moving your systems to the cloud. Often, businesses imagine “the cloud” as being this overwhelming concept that’s the exclusive domain of technology uber-experts.
But the reality is that everything about cloud computing revolves around making technology simpler, easier and more accessible to businesses. When your servers are in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about handling, troubleshooting or upgrading any hardware. All of that dirty work is taken care of in the background by the experts at CoreVault.
Instead, hardware becomes a commodity just like the electricity in your walls or the water in your faucet.
In a past video, CoreVault discussed the importance of finding the right cloud partner. In this video, CoreVault talks about the Tools and Timing that are required when moving servers to the cloud.
You need to have the right tools in place during the transition process so that you can determine the amount of resources that the server is using and the amount of data that will be transferred during the migration. Using this data, combined with other information, the client can be sized into the most appropriate package for their requirements.
Once a migration plan has been put in place, the IaaS provider will then work with the client in order to establish the most appropriate timing for the transition. Especially with critical 24/7 systems, timing is critical.
An experienced cloud provider can help you in making this switch as fast and painless as possible, and help avoid many of the unexpected last-minute problems that come up with complex technical projects. If uptime is absolutely critical, you might want to ask about the possibility of setting up server replication for the fastest possible cutover.
When you pick the right cloud provider, you shouldn’t have to think about these tiny details. The cloud provider should be taking control, leading the way, and making you feel safe during this sensitive transition period.
For more help with migrating your servers to the cloud, you can contact CoreVault directly by following this link.