Four pitfalls of migrating to the public cloud

When you migrate to the public cloud with your application, data and workloads, you want everything to go as smooth as possible. In this article you will read the four pitfalls we often see when migrating to the public cloud Azure.


1. Don’t do a lift and shift migration
Migrating your IT environment by means of a lift or shift, the one-to-one transfer of resources, often results in a complex and expensive situation. It is a common mistake today, not taking into account the native architecture principles of Microsoft Azure. It is strongly recommended to translate your functionalities to the native Azure design standards. This way you avoid unnecessarily high costs because the required functionalities are settled according to the pay-per-use principle.

2. No fall-back scenario
Many factors can lead to disturbing a migration. However, when recources are migrated, a fall-back scenario is often not taken into account. It is therefore advisable to have a fall-back scenario at all times even when migrating to the public cloud. This way continuity is guaranteed.

3. Don’t to pay too much
Virtual machines (VMs) often have a huge overcapacity. Any peak loads must of course be taken care of. But the continuous reservation and payment of recources automatically leads to unnecessary higher costs.
4. Not a comprehensive migration plan in place
A migration without the right experience may lead to loss of functionality, long downtime and failure to meet the right compliance issues. Having a comprehensive migration plan that matches your expectations is therefore essential for successful migration.