The move to the cloud has been happening for organizations over the last several years. The speed at which they migrate varies based on industry, budget, and size. Even as early as a few years ago, it became apparent cloud migration is just a matter of when, not if.  The cloud is going to continue to impact how organizations do business moving forward.

Many organizations rushed to accommodate remote work through cloud migration in March and April 2020, when it became clear that the business world would not return to normal anytime soon, if ever.  Cloud migration solves several on-premises network shortcomings, but it also brings on some new challenges.

Unfortunately, a successful cloud migration does not have an end date. It requires a break from the traditional and a shift in mentality. To be successful in your cloud migration, your organization needs to adopt this new set of principles:

  • The cloud is your data center. When you move your infrastructure from individual data centers or server rooms to the cloud, you increase your agility in adopting services, improving disaster recovery, and easing their scalability. All things which became necessary and urgent earlier this year.
  • Every device connected to your network is a work device. Bring your own device policies allow for increased flexibility and productivity, giving your employees the access to the services they need from any location or device. By accepting this principle, you can better apply security measures to protect your data.
  • The internet is your network. Users are separate from the cloud or data center, and are using zero trust technologies to access the services they need to work. You must accept this and protect against threats your users can inadvertently bring to your business.

Cloud solutions give you a new type of visibility and control at the application and transactional level.  It provides you with the flexibility needed to adjust to the modern workplace.

2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and have IT Consultants on staff that specialize in Microsoft Azure solutions. Give us a call today to learn more about how the Azure cloud can impact the way your organization does business in 2021.

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