CLOUD MIGRATIONS & SERVICES

For businesses who are looking to accelerate

Our preliminary role is determining how migrating to the Cloud can benefit your business, including a cost versus benefits analysis to ensure this is a good plan for your business.  We have migrated many businesses to the Cloud but we have also migrated from the Cloud because it was cost prohibitive for their businesses.  The Cloud has some amazing benefits but it can also threaten your business's profitability.  

What Option Is Best For Your Business?


At 360 we take a strategic and customized approach to determine the best combination of onsite and cloud services. This architecture can be carefully planned in accordance with your business needs and budget then carefully managed when any transition projects become relevant. 360 delivers and supports a wide range of Cloud Services, each or all of which can be tailored to improve your performance, ignite your growth, enhance team collaboration and lower liability. Learn more about our custom cloud solutions:

The Next Step

If we determine this is a good solution, we start planning the process involved in migrating your applications & data to the cloud, &   We provide a time-proven strategy utilizing best practices to achieve a smooth transition to the cloud. During the global pandemic, we have helped numerous clients accelerate their move to the cloud, reinvent their offerings, and becoming more agile in how they operate their businesses.  As an on-demand, self-service environment increases, the cloud is now vital to how our clients move forward, helping businesses outmaneuver uncertainty with greater flexibility & cost efficiencies.

 

What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving our client's digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications either partially, or wholly, into the cloud - including moving from one cloud to another.

 

What are the benefits of cloud migration?

For companies that undertake the process of cloud migration, the cloud can have a massive impact. In recent months, companies have been migrating their services and data to the cloud as they adapt to becoming elastic digital workplaces to deal with an increase in online demand and remote working. For businesses that have already begun the move to cloud computing, they're accelerating their cloud transformation that will lead the way forward in the years to come. Benefits of migrating to the cloud may include:

  • Increased agility and flexibility
  • Ability to innovate faster
  • Easing of increasing resource demands
  • Managing increased customer expectations
  • Reduction in costs
  • Delivers immediate business results
  • Simplifies IT
  • Shift to everything as-a-service
  • Better consumption management
  • Cloud scalability
  • Improved performance

How does the cloud migration process work?

Before making any moves, it’s essential that companies truly understand what’s involved. Moving to the cloud can be a transformative shift for your entire business, so it’s wise to begin by taking an end-to-end look at the cloud journey. This will help to confirm which capabilities and activities are needed to execute effectively across the three main cloud migration steps. These are the key cloud migration steps:

  1. Define your strategy and build your business case: the first question to be answered is, “What’s the business value to be gained by moving to the cloud?”  A move to the cloud is far from just a technology exercise.  It needs to be rooted in positive business outcomes—specific objectives the company wants to achieve.
    Based on these objectives you can begin to develop a cloud migration strategy and the business case for the move. A key element of this strategy is determining which applications will be moved to the cloud, and to which type of cloud environment, as well as what the infrastructure ultimately should look like.

     
  2. Discovery and assessment: what to move, where to move it, when to move it.  Managing risk is a key component of any business. It's anticipating how applications might perform due to significant infrastructure changes which also needs to be kept in mind.

    We help our clients to assess their existing infrastructures, applications and data to identify their current architecture and determine the applications and data that would benefit if migrated to cloud. 
     
  3. Cloud migration: here’s where the heavy lifting occurs—actually moving things to the cloud.  Our automated management & migration tools are critical to executing a smooth migration.  They help not only to speed the move, but also deliver high quality, consistency and repeatability.
     
  4. And finally testing the integrity of the applications & data migrated.  Testing is key to ensuring a successful migration.