Cloud data migrations are complex and challenging, because they usually deal with moving data from complex legacy environments with complex data architectures involving all types of data sets–structured, unstructured, sensitive, business glossaries etc.
Enterprises also don’t want their customers exposed to broken production applications or processes due to migration. In addition, migration projects always demand more technology specialists, both during and after the migration, to assure their success.
While Cloud solves some problems associated with on premises systems, it also creates new levels of complexity. Subject matter experts, database virtualization, significant testing and mock releases with staff and partners have to all come together for smooth implementation.
What complicates things at some organizations even further is the fact that the single cloud vendor approach is increasingly replaced by a multi-cloud computing vendor method where lock-in to a single vendor is minimized. Some enterprises even want/require the clouds to be interoperable.
These technology investments in hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud add a lot of complexity as well as risk, if critical workloads are on a single cloud provider. Therefore, it is critical to know all your legacy data and information assets to implement a successful multi- or hybrid cloud strategy.
Orion Governance’s EIIG provides a self-defined data fabric to establish a centralized and federated view of all data in this complex data environment to ensure the success of cloud migrations.