Infolob Cloud Migration Strategy and Methodology

While cloud computing is now wholesomely accepted as the future of enterprise computing and its adoption is in full swing – every enterprise must make their own cloud strategy depending upon its requirements, budget, and future aspirations. If done correctly with a smart cloud adoption methodology – cloud benefits are multi-fold, if not done correctly – loss of money, time, and business operation hinderances are some of the common repercussions.

Moreover, enterprises are universally concerned with the question of ‘how to lift/shift, move, and improve their large data center estates to the cloud without causing much disruption to their on-going business operations and services?’. Stating the obvious, their concerns also lurk around devising the perfect migration strategy, data security, compliance, risk, costs, performance, productivity, and returns on investment.

These are indeed the paramount needs of the enterprises looking to adopt business transformation. The good news is, with Infolob’s time-tested, scientific approach to cloud adoption that is diligently embedded in our migration methodology and the Cloud Migration and Managed Services, enterprises can now easily neutralize the threats that barricade them from reaping the countless advantages of the cloud, while also instantly address all their concerns.

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Cloud Strategy with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

As discussed, reaching the ultimate business outcomes require steeplechasing through a spectrum of cloud migration challenges. And, utilizing the marvellous Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) resources and capabilities – Infolob helps enterprises carve an elaborate, end-to-end, fail-safe, and purpose-built cloud migration strategy, precisely in line with their unique business requirements and diverse value propositions equally worth the risk, time, effort, and cost.

Oracle Cloud is the only second-generation cloud when all other providers are still selling their first-generation cloud concepts. Digital Transformation with OCI unlocks new revenue streams and operational benefits that businesses never knew existed before. With the first-of-its-kind and security-first design, and the substantial number of cloud regions, OCI addresses data protection, sovereignty, and regulatory compliance issues much more strongly than any other cloud provider.

In the following, Infolob demonstrates what is inside an ideal migration process, covering all the stakes, complexity, and effort involved in the road to transformation. We break down an ideal cloud migration strategy into following four phases –

Define, Design, Deliver, and Operate

The significance of the quadrant develops from the fact that, at the core, it is a fully outcome-based iterative approach, with a versatile framework that fits all types of digital transformation initiatives — across technologies, as well as large-scale data center migrations.

  1. Define

Under the define phase, outcomes like the scope value hypothesis, migration effort estimation, Joint Engagement Plan, and resource commitment for Design phase are achieved via customer profile, landscape discovery, value storyline, cloud visioning, potential hypothesis, and effort estimation.

On the ground, the Define phase is predominantly about assessing the infrastructure requirements, middleware and database requirements, the current state of applications, dependencies, interfaces, configurations, integrations, SLAs, environments, followed by perusing the application specific requirements (infrastructure, middleware, etc.), testing, target platform, etc. 

However, the features that make Define phase the foundation of a robust migration strategy are the principles of migration, and the ‘7R’ models of cloud migration along with the value-effort scale.

   1.1 Principles of Cloud Migration

For addressing the unique customer requirements, abiding by the criticality of timelines, minimizing risks, and standardizing and improving the overall process –the principles of cloud migration come into play. As discussed in the following section, these principles chiefly encompass compliance, risk, and standardization to ensure a factory-based approach in delivering cloud migration to enterprises within the required timeframes, while also addressing the potential risks during migration, and resulting in standardization of the target landscape and higher reliability of services through automation.