Have you ever thought about moving your business to the cloud? Cloud migration has been favored by small and medium businesses for years. But, some businesses underestimate risks in cloud migration such as security hazards or connection issues.
If you want to move your application and data securely to the cloud, you should carefully consider questions of cost, security, availability, and maintenance. And here we list some tips to keep in mind before you start the big move
- Pay close attention to confidential data
Before you move applications and data to the cloud, it’s important to have a good preview of your data. Imagine that you are going to move your office to a new place, will you put all your files into boxes and send them to the place, unlabeled? Absolutely not. So, how you treat those files is the same as how you treat the applications and data.
You organize physical contents before a move, so make sure you take stock of what you have before moving it to the cloud.
- Make a Plan to Transition
A lot of people start with moving the most important files to the cloud first. But that’s probably not your best bet.
Making a plan before moving all the files to the cloud can be sure your data is transmitted to an appropriate place, and that can keep the loss to the minimum.
- Make Sure Your Data is Encrypted
About 82% of public cloud databases do not have any encryption. So the first thing you need to do is to keep data secure in the cloud storage. You should also check to see that the cloud encryption capabilities of your service provider match the sensitivity level of your data.
To keep your business safe, we suggest you use a password manager to protect your business’ data. They encrypt your database with a master password, and that is the only one you need to remember. Before you move everything to the cloud, it’s very important to choose a trusted cloud security tool as well.
- Seek out the expert team
Almost every tech-driven business should have a cloud migration strategy. But, as these cloud systems grow and evolve, many businesses (especially the small ones with limited funds) may not have the resources to effectively manage their ever-growing networks. Our DataUp team can quickly help you make the move to the cloud, and solve any technical issues related to cloud computing to help your business become successful. Visit our moving to the cloud page or contact us to see how we can assist you!