Azure Migration & its 7 common implementation challenges
Adapting cloud based-model is being a new trend to keep your data secure, make use of advanced backup solutions, and manage disaster recovery and redundancies.
Organizations performing migration to Azure, has to undergo some major implementation challenges, as we all know there is “No gain, without pain”.
This blog details you about the 7 major implementation challenges to face while performing Azure Migration.
Most common implementation challenges are listed below,
- Operation transformation:
The foremost challenge faced by any organizations during migration to Azure is a difficulty in understanding the concepts concerned to cloud platforms and on-premises infrastructure. Initially, the management should start the migration process by providing complete training to their technical teams on Azure’s unique approach and make them ready to perform perfect operational transformation.
- Bandwidth check:
Handling the on-premises Network traffic and workload is seen as the biggest challenge when you migrate to Azure cloud platform.
Beforehand, the organization should equip themselves with the change plan and make sure that they have all necessary information by undertaking a bandwidth capacity check to decide which traffic and what workloads are to be moved to the cloud, especially while using the hybrid cloud solutions.
Normally, there will be a large amount of traffic between the locally hosted system and remote cloud systems in such scenarios, the organizations can move the traffic which ran over high mobility and low latency (LAN) to now run over the WAN. Therefore, this reduces the risk of operations getting stalled.
- Manage Downtime:
It is a fact that cutting system downtime is impossible during the transformation time frame to Microsoft Azure or considerably to any other platforms. Therefore, it is required to create strategic plans for each migration steps and calculate the downtime and schedule it to minimize the impact.
- Dependencies to Manage:
During Migration process dependencies should be taken into consideration since it is interconnected with the applications. These connection configurations can be analyzed and determined priorly to minimize interruptions.
Data loss and security is the major concern, while moving the operations to Azure cloud environment. Therefore, the organizations should strictly follow the security protocols during the implementation and adapt the private network with end-to-end encryption.
- Check Applications harmony:
At the start of the migration process, the organizations should ensure that the applications, other than databases, are in harmony with the cloud environment. These applications must be tested and deployed in the Azure test environment to seal its compatibility
- Disaster Recovery:
The other major issue is protecting the critical data and applications during the migration process. Any service interruption, accidental deletion and malfunctions can lead to data losses. This makes the organizations to keep the disaster recovery plan ready for every such unique scenarios to prevent disruption.
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