With so much to consider when it comes to cloud migration, it’s difficult to know all the best ways to do so. Here are 3 common mistakes that businesses frequently make.

Mistake 1: Moving the wrong apps for the wrong reasons to the cloud.

Businesses continue to pick applications that are wrong for the cloud as the ones they move first. These applications are often tightly coupled to the database and have other issues that are not easily fixed.

As a result, after they’re moved, they don’t work as expected and need restructuring to work correctly. Not the way to start your cloud migration.

Mistake 2: Signing the wrong service-level agreements (SLAs)

Signing service-level agreements (SLAs) that aren’t written for the applications you’re moving to the cloud. The terms of service-level agreements depend on the applications that are moving to the cloud or the new applications that you’re creating. However, there are many enterprises today that sign SLAs with terms that have nothing to do with their requirements.

Their applications use the cloud services in ways that neither the cloud provider nor the application owner expect or need. Resulting in the cloud provider not meeting expectations in terms of resources and performance, and the enterprises have no legal recourse.

Mistake 3: Not considering operations.

The work doesn’t stop when you’re done migrating to the cloud.  Somebody should maintain that application in the cloud because it doesn’t have the capability to maintain it.

This fact comes as a surprise to many who assume that somehow, someway the cloud would magically maintain the application. Of course it won’t.

Every business should have operations set to look after their cloud-based systems.


Source: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3192793/cloud-computing/the-3-biggest-mistakes-to-avoid-in-cloud-migrations.html