Organize your business/project`s data in the cloud offers enormous savings possibilities, but only if you do it right
If your business is ready to move data to the cloud, you need to think long and hard about how to move the right way.
The use of public cloud providers as hosts for big data or transactional data is the real killer use of public clouds. Think about how much spend on data management these days, which can be as high as 70 percent of IT spending. The use of public clouds can extremely reduce those expenses.
But businesses often underestimate the amount of work needed to do the data moving (from one place to another), as well as the amount of planning needed before doing the work. Many fail a few times before they succeed. You don`t want to be in that condition.
Here are three points for ignoring that trap and doing it right:
Think about the data volume early in the process.
You cannot simply upload terabytes and petabytes to public clouds. You need to think about shipping physical drives to the cloud provider for the first data loads. This is a immense trouble and takes close coordination between you and the cloud provider, so start early and put a plan in place.
Don`t always look for the same database in the cloud as you have in the premises.
For example, if your data center uses an Oracle database, that does not mean you are needed/demanded to use an Oracle database in the cloud. In fact, the cloud migration is a good time to think about new database and new data models, such as SQL and NoSQL.
You also need to plan for changes to the computer programs connected to the database as well as for changes to database operational and admin skills. Moving to the cloud is a great time to make these changes.
Security and authority are systemic to everything: your data, computer programs, network, and storage.
You need to put cloud-useful thing/valuable supply authority and control in place as well as service and data authority and control. For most moving, security and authority are control the most important part of the process.
But you should not only copy your current on-premises security and governance in the cloud; instead, use the migrations as a motivation improve both.