As much as the migration of software and applications to the cloud brings many benefits to companies, there are still some questions about the security risks that this technology can offer.

However, for those who still have the thought that cloud computing is a vulnerable technology, it is worth remembering that it is much safer than the traditional methods of local servers, since it is usually managed by those who understand the subject and up to date. modern centers.

Next, we'll explain how cloud migration works and give you important tips so you can safely migrate your software. Check out!

Why migrate to the cloud?

Even before knowing how to migrate to the cloud, you need to understand why it will be beneficial for your company . As much as this resource has won the world, the decision to use it must be made with a complete analysis of its advantages .

The structure of cloud computing can bring many advantages to your day-to-day life, ranging from simplifying work to reducing costs. 

Check out some of these reasons:

1. Cybersecurity

With the use of a public cloud, a company's solutions are on a shared server with several other organizations. Despite this frightening at first, it is necessary to demystify that this practice is unsafe.

Working with major cloud service providers such as AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, your business will benefit from world-class security. Data encryption and backup solutions are some of the features you will come across.

2. Cost benefit

In general, using cloud services is cheaper than keeping your resources on a local server. With savings ranging from the reduction of equipment to human resources, a public cloud can bring savings of 70% to your business.

In general, using cloud services is cheaper than keeping your resources on a local server. With savings ranging from the reduction of equipment to human resources, a public cloud can bring savings of 70% to your business.

In addition to other reductions that make the cloud great value for money, the predictability of expenses is also an attractive feature. Here, you pay for the service you contracted, no surprises!

3. Scalability

Following the reasoning of paying for what you hire, cloud computing brings a great complement to this: scalability. If the company realizes that it needs more or less space, it can adjust the size of its cloud .

Thus, whenever it is necessary to rely on new resources, the dynamism of the cloud will collaborate so that it fits in the space that is necessary. New demands, when migrating to the cloud, can be resolved automatically, without requiring the purchase of hardware .

4. Availability

With cloud computing, access to programs and documents is widely available. You and your entire team can use the most diverse company resources anywhere and at any time, online.

With cloud computing, access to programs and documents is widely available. You and your entire team can use the most diverse company resources anywhere and at any time , online.

Thinking about the gain in space that the home office has been having, migrating to the cloud can be a great solution. In addition to making it possible to work outside the company, the availability of cloud computing also schedule flexibility

5. Reliability

With the cloud, your business runs more reliably without wasting time on downtime. Providers offer a service that guarantees 99% uptime.

With the cloud, your business runs more reliably without wasting time on downtime. Providers offer a service that guarantees 99% uptime .

You work with the certainty that everything will be working perfectly, with backups and recovery in case of eventual problems.

6. Maintenance 

When relying on a public cloud, the provider is responsible for maintaining the system , taking this burden off the company. That way, you don't have to worry about updates and troubleshooting from the cloud.

Thus, your IT team , which can be reduced, is responsible for strategic actions to maximize the use of the cloud, freed from a purely operational task. It's the certainty that everything will be working perfectly combined with more productivity for your internal team.

Cloud migration security

Although the cloud offers security and privacy so you can keep your data and applications online, you still need to be careful that everything goes as expected . To ensure safe processes, the ideal is to rely on professionalism, especially with regard to migration.

It is necessary to have a well-done migration planning , which thinks about what should be migrated, what information needs to receive a greater load of protection, the cloud model that will be chosen and other factors that make the difference in the success of the tool. A good idea is to bet on a service that facilitates this work for your company .

With a well-planned migration to the cloud, the success of the process increases. 

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7 tips for migrating to the cloud safely

As you already know, the process of migrating to the cloud needs to be done carefully, ensuring that your data is not lost or exposed. Ideally, this should be done by observing a few steps that make sure that everything will work as expected.

Check out seven tips for a safe migration: 

1. Identify the data that needs the most protection

Every company has confidential information that should never fall into the hands of third parties. Therefore, when planning your migration to the cloud, determine that all sensitive information should be in the most secure environment possible.

Each company has a type of need, so it is up to each one to map this information.

2. Check application compatibility

Those who intend to migrate applications to the cloud should be aware of the issue of compatibility. As much as the vast majority of software and services run in the cloud, in many cases it is necessary to perform optimizations in order to make them more efficient in this new model.

Therefore, to carry out a migration safely, it is important that each step is planned. You can, for example, select some specific applications to run from the cloud in a test phase to receive user feedback on how it works.

3. Define the steps for the migration

Another important point to safely migrate to the cloud is to define the steps for the migration process itself.

At this stage, it is important to determine deadlines for the migration of applications and data . In this case, some companies choose to migrate everything to the cloud at once, however, depending on the complexity of your business, this task can be risky. In general, there is no rule, but it is interesting to start with the migration of less critical applications and gradually transfer the others.

4. Choose a good provider

Choosing a good provider is one of the main factors to be observed when migrating to the cloud safely. In this case, it is necessary to assess whether the company fits all cloud computing policies. In addition, it is necessary to assess the provider's ability to meet large demands and deliver what is agreed. Establishing SLA agreements are critical to this step.

5. Engage your IT security team

To ensure a smooth migration to the cloud, it is critical to involve the IT security team from the beginning of the project. These professionals will be able to present the precautions that must be taken, in addition to having the experience to discuss technical measures with the cloud provider.

6. Select the proper architecture

Seek with your supplier a safe and intelligent architecture that involves backup solutions, virtualization, storage, among other resources.

Another point to note is the security features that will ensure the protection of information. In this way, also try to specify features such as encryption, firewalls, detection of malicious presence, open ports, search for vulnerabilities, among others.

7. Take tests

After migrating to the cloud, try to define a trial period to perform tests before deactivating your local servers. This step is important to evaluate performances, correct failures, test compatibility and only when everything is stable, it is recommended to grant access to the entire company.

Auto.Sky : Platform that simplifies the migration and management of software in the Cloud

You must have realized that migrating to the cloud and taking care of your software in that space is not such a simple task. To make the most of technology, the ideal is to have a specialized service that will leave your business ready to operate in a maximized way.

Sky.One carries out this work in a professional manner, paying Sky.One to cloud security measures and, mainly, to the reality and needs of your company . Auto.Sky is the service indicated for you, which ensures that this migration and management of resources in the cloud makes your daily life easier Auto.Sky

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By betting on Auto.Sky , you will have the greatest advantages of using cloud storage, such as:

  • flexibility and availability to access your cloud anytime, anywhere;
  • scalability to scale the size of the cloud according to what your business demands;
  • cost reduction with IT staff, equipment and software;
  • enhanced data security with encryption and backup;
  • specialized support team ensuring the operation of your applications;
  • predictability of expenses; It is
  • Multi Cloud with the best options in the area, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Huawei Cloud.

In order to offer a complete service regarding the cloud, Auto.Sky offers the following solutions:

  • Auto Sky Platform : which performs the migration of your local applications to the cloud, with fast and transparent scalability and with payment per user.
  • Auto Sky Services : which takes care of cost optimization for companies that are already using the cloud, bringing support and management of environments and migration of workloads.
  • Auto Sky Business One : which migrates SAP Business One to the cloud.

Do you want to better understand how migrating to the cloud works in practice with a real example of success? check the case Auto.Sky and Elis Brasil: end of instability in the system !

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