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Cloud mitigation is the process of moving digital assets, applications, data and other business elements from on-premises infrastructure or any other system to cloud based environment. It enables to take advantage of all those benefits which are offered by cloud computing, such as scalability, flexibility, cost efficiency, and improved performance. 

There are different processes of cloud migration:

  • Assessment and Planning:

The assessment and planning stage involves analyzing the existing infrastructure, different applications, and data to check the compatibility ratio with the cloud. The organization needs to identify which components from the list are suitable for migration and also to identify the most appropriate cloud deployment model on basis of its requirement.

  • Data Migration:

In this phase, data from on-premises databases and from all storage systems is transferred to the cloud with the use of several methods like direct transfer, backups, restore, or with the use of migration tools.

  • Application Migration:

Here the application may need to be modified or rearchitected to run efficiently in the cloud system. Depending on the platform and service, the migration approach may vary, such as rewriting, re-hosting or re platforming.

  • Testing:

Testing is essential to ensure that all migration function and every system perform correctly and it meets performance expectations. The testing method includes functional testing, performance and security testing.

  • Deployment:

Once the testing process is performed, the migrated components are deployed in the cloud environment.

  • Optimization and Cost Management:

Once the process of migration is done, organizations continuously optimize their cloud resources to ensure cost-effectiveness and its performance improvement. They may also monitor all resource usage, and even implement cost saving strategies.

  • Security and Compliance:

The migration requires security measures and compliance to protect their data and application in the cloud.

There are some of the common challenges faced by organization during cloud migration:

  1. Data Security and Compliance Risk:

This is one of the most common challenges faced by every organization. This is the risk that can emanate from data breaches at the time of migration or weak access control over sensitive enterprise data,

The solution for this is to add an extra layer of assurance by encrypting the data you need to ensure that your strategy follows industry compliance standards.

  1. Wrong Cloud Migration Strategy:

Your organization will always face cloud migration challenge if your internal team doesn’t deliberate on well-hatched plan and even forgetting to focus on understanding the current infrastructure and target cloud.

So the solution for this is, to well plan your strategy that will cover all intricate approaches to successful migration. This means you must conduct thorough assessment of current infrastructure and you need to make adjustments whenever possible for optimized performance in the cloud system.

  1. No Internal Capacity to Perform the Cloud Migration:

Switching to a cloud computing environment means deployment of new technologies, processes, tools or even third part integrations. Sometime your in-house team or any employee may lack the necessary skills and qualifications which are necessary to fulfill IT roles under the new infrastructure. The necessary skills will help in not failing the processes.

The solution for this is to hire an experienced cloud migration service provider who will assist you with the process and up skill your team so that you overcome this barrier. Experts will plan a right strategy that complements a smooth transition process.

  1. Migration Complexities:

You may face cloud migration challenge if you are unaware about the complexity level of the project. Complexity can be in the terms of serious downtime and loss of key functionalities which can lead to unhappy customers and lost productivity.

If you want to overcome this challenge, the solution is to first identify the compatibility issue and then create a roadmap to outlines the migration process and choose the right service provider that will help your organization meet business goals.

  1. Low Performance After Migration:

One of the biggest challenge organization face post cloud migration is low performance. To overcome this performance issue, you need various storage options and services. Analyze and measure the performance or your application and allot the right resources to meet the specific demand and your business goals.


While cloud migration challenges are inevitable, addressing them proactively can lead to a smooth and successful transition. If you focus on security, data transfer, application, compatibility, cost management, expertise, safe data transfer, then you can overcome obstacles and fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. Organization must properly plan the strategy, testing and collaboration with the help of experts to ensure successful migration process.  

Let us know your cloud migration problems and we will help you propose a viable solution. Contact us today to know more about cloud migration process and services.