You could simply lift all of your IT assets across the board and move them over to the cloud, which is perfectly viable, but there may be certain assets or information that doesn’t need to move to the cloud or that could get lost in the shuffle. This large-scale move is useful for upgrading outdated storage or database systems, but will require resources and coordination that may be difficult to handle in the long term. If you are confident in your planning abilities and have plenty of resources at hand and assets that need to move, a transition of this caliber would be in your best interest.
If a large-scale move to the cloud isn’t in the cards for you, another viable strategy would be to utilize the cloud as an upgrade for your operating systems. This option allows you to lean on cloud computing and the various assets inherent to the cloud to help you process the information without shifting over everything in your database or storage. This saves time and money while still providing a heavy amount of computing power that doesn’t need to be based in your own building and maintained with your own assets.
As stated earlier, your applications are important to simplifying and running your IT, so shifting them over to the cloud is a great option to streamline the process without devoting too many resources to a full-scale move. You also get access to many different applications that can only be found in the cloud. This provides the opportunity to use an entirely new set of applications instead of the current stack you are using. Proper planning helps you determine which course of action will take priority for you.