Cloud migration journey for beginners: Still time to get onboard

Digital transformation has gone from buzzy concept to crucial requirement for businesses as they cope with the demands of a remote workforce. And while the pandemic necessitated this full-speed migration to the cloud, it is not a temporary paradigm. Most IT-heavy companies are planning for a post-pandemic world where work-from-home is a permanent part of the landscape. For companies just getting ready to pick a cloud provider, the choices can be daunting. AWS is the biggest, while Microsoft Azure is a strong No. 2 gaining market share quickly. But many companies are giving some love to No. 3: Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Because everyone uses Google Search, its cloud platform is sometimes an easier sell for IT admins tasked with making the decision on which cloud to choose for their company, especially for smaller businesses. And Google Cloud Platform embraces simplicity as one of its key selling points.

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If Google Cloud Platform is on your list of potential providers, you may want to check out a new blog post from Google targeting developers and practitioners. The post — “How to transfer your data to Google Cloud” — is an easy-to-understand primer on cloud migration. So easy to understand, even the person in the C-suite office who must sign off on a cloud provider can follow along. You can get some more information by watching the video below.

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The post includes a discussion of four major approaches to get your data to the cloud. While the list here is obviously GCP-centric, the overall concepts are useful for any cloud provider you may be considering. You may also want to check out this Google blog post that offers some cheat sheets to make your move to the cloud a little easier.

Google Cloud not for you? AWS and Microsoft Azure also have well-done primers on migration to their clouds, so you can compare and contrast features as well as the complexity of getting all that data up to a cloud provider.

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