With the current digital era, it may feel like migration from legacy systems to the cloud is an effortless task, just similar to drag and drop, but it is not. After all, migration to the cloud is not just a task of uploading every single thing on a cloud! It demands accurate transfer of the complete data without any loss. Many organizations have experienced a failure during migration activities. You might succeed in the primary move, but you may sure-shot face some issues post-migration that will cost a lot to your organization. So, why is it so difficult? And, why is it still so essential that you should migrate to the cloud? We will see ahead.

on from legacy systems to cloud is an effortless task, just similar to drag and drop, but it is not. After all, migration to the cloud is not just a task of uploading every single thing on a cloud! It demands accurate and lossless transfer of all the data. Many organizations have experienced a failure during migration activities. You might succeed in the primary move, but you may sure-shot face some issues post-migration that will cost a lot to your organization. So, why is it so difficult? And, why is it still so essential that you should migrate to the cloud? We will see ahead.

 

THE MASSES ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT

Just because everyone is migrating to the cloud doesn’t mean you too have to just go with the flow. Your applications might not be suitable for the cloud, and they still are valued by your employees, partners, and customers. Apart from the application being any standard VoIP contact or phone service, and cloud computing – you must have a full-fledged plan to work migration out.  Planning things can cause delays and constantly changing demands pressure up the IT infrastructure. You need to be variable to these demands, else the below issues can multiply the risks of your legacy systems –

  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Scarcity Of Resources
  • Performance Issues
  • Security Risks
  • Corrupted Data
  • Maintenance Costs
  • Compliance Issues

If you don’t address these issues then your legacy systems will become obsolete in due course of time and a vital change will have to be made to stay competitive and compliant with the law. 

You can take an example of Windows XP here! Windows XP quickly became popular after its launch in 2001, so much so that people were not ready to leave it even when the Vista version appeared in 2007! Moreover, when Microsoft ceased supporting XP in 2014, people still used it illicitly because of the experience it gave to them. So, relate your legacy infrastructure to XP. If people continue to use it, at one point or the other, they are going to face numerous problems. Even while migrating to the cloud, several issues can creep up in creating system compatibility and even your users will need time to adjust.  But, fear not! All you need is an appropriate cloud service provider that can help you out in providing precise solutions and help you in your digital transformation.

Now, let us have a look at the challenges of migrating legacy applications to the cloud and what points you need to check before you decide to migrate.

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