When is the right time to move your databases to the cloud?

The rapidly expanding cloud arena is showing no sign of slowing down, with McAfee reporting that around 80% of organisations are already using cloud services in some way.

There is no shortage of options available to businesses when it comes to the cloud, with DBaaS, IaaS, PaaS being just a few. It can be difficult enough to decide which is right for your needs, but how do you decide when is the right time to move your databases to the cloud?

Hardware refresh

In our experience, for minimal disruption and maximum effectiveness it’s ideal to make the leap to the cloud whilst undergoing a hardware refresh, which usually happens for one of the following reasons:

  • Existing hardware has gone through a natural depreciation over time and needs to be replaced with something more modern.
  • A database or application is being upgraded and the existing hardware is no longer compatible with the upgraded version.
  • Software or hardware has fallen into extended support and moving to a more modern version with a longer life-cycle would provide better value for money and longevity.

Any one of these situations provides the perfect opportunity to futureproof your business by adopting the cloud. Working together we can help you identify the best options available to meet the demands of your business. Whether it’s a full migration to the cloud or a Hybrid solution with on-premise production systems and a back-up / DR in the cloud, Xynomix can deliver all solutions across all platforms.

Reduce the complexity involved

Even if you’ve got a year before your next hardware refresh, it’s important to get the conversation started early to be sufficiently prepared. We can even assist by communicating with your application vendor to reduce the complexity involved in refreshing and moving to the cloud.

Worried about the implications of moving to the cloud when it comes to security, complexity or having the right knowledge? We can help guide you through all this using our experience and pass on the knowledge you need.