Cloud Migration Means Teamwork: Everyone's Involved

The cloud migration process is a major business undertaking — it's a process that will require the IT team to overcommunicate in some instances.

Nathan Eddy

June 4, 2024

2 Min Read
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As organizations shift to hybrid- and multi-cloud environments, the scale and dynamic nature, not to mention the explosion of data they produce, make migration management increasingly complex.

During this process, the IT operations team may struggle to monitor and manage cloud-based resource performance effectively.

Olivier de Turckheim, solution architect at Cycloid, says that before anything happens, organizations need to run a comprehensive assessment of existing workflows, applications, and data structures to identify areas for optimization and improvement.

"Workflows need to support team collaboration and therefore involve all teams," he explains in an email interview.

For example, governance can be supported by sending an approval request to a manager with the estimated cost of infrastructure, and upon approval, the deployment would automatically start.

"Leadership teams need to foster a collaborative environment between teams, a strong strategy to migrate to cloud-native solutions, encouraging cloud-centric innovation and, most importantly, a true DevOps mentality," de Turckheim says. 

IT Operations Takes the Lead 

Amir Khan, CEO of Alkira, says because cloud migration impacts various teams across an organization, the IT operations team will be shouldering the bulk of the responsibility of provisioning and managing resources in the cloud.

Related:Cloud Migration: A Recurring, Never-Ending Process

"With the rate at which things are evolving, this team will need to adapt to new tools and platforms compared to traditional on-premises infrastructure," he explains in an email interview.

Khan notes most teams across any business will be affected in some way by cloud migration, so it's critical that everyone is aware in advance that a migration is about to take place, and how it will affect their day-to-day roles.

For example, teams might face temporary slowdowns that will require adjustments to their daily routines.

"Clear communication from the top is a crucial element so teams are prepared, which can make a noticeable difference as a business migrates to the cloud," he says.

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Nathan Eddy

Nathan Eddy is a freelance writer for ITProToday and covers various IT trends and topics across wide variety of industries. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he is also a documentary filmmaker specializing in architecture and urban planning. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

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