6 hidden bottlenecks in cloud data migration

From navigating cloud storage options to verifying the data post-transfer, follow these steps to avoid the hazards of cloud migration

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Once the transferred data has been verified, it may need further extraction and reformatting and distribution before your cloud-based applications and services can make use of it. This is pretty much the opposite of the preparation and marshaling that occurred on premises.

The final step of scaling out the data is to verify that it is both correct and useful. This is the other side of the information validation planning discussed above and is the only way to know whether you are truly done.

Cloud migration is more about processes than data. Even seemingly simple tasks like file distribution can require complex migration steps to ensure that the resulting cloud infrastructure matches the desired workflow. Much of the hype surrounding cloud, from cost savings to scalability, is justifiable. But careful planning and anticipation of difficulties is essential to determining what tools and methods are necessary to realize those returns.

Seth Noble is the creator of the patented Multipurpose Transaction Protocol (MTP) technology and a top data transport expert. He is founder and president of Data Expedition, with a dual BS-MS degree from Caltech, and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Oklahoma for work developing MTP.

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