June 27th, 2023

4 Pillars of a Good Cloud Migration Plan

4 Pillars of a Good Cloud Migration Plan

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications, and other business operations to a cloud-based environment. As organizations adopt cloud technology to improve efficiency and scalability, it is important to establish a robust strategy that carefully considers the implications of cloud storage for records management and data processing.

The success of a cloud migration project is largely dependent on four key pillars: security, governance, risk, and infrastructure.


Security: A comprehensive security framework must be established to protect data and assets in the cloud, which should include multi-factor authentication, data encryption, regular security audits, data backup and recovery strategies to prevent data loss or corruption. Organizations must also ensure that their data is secure, accessible, and in compliance with relevant regulations.

Governance: This involves defining policies and procedures for cloud usage, management, and accountability, identifying responsible parties, establishing rules for access control, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Without effective governance, cloud environments can become chaotic, with disparate teams making ad-hoc decisions that can compromise security and increase costs.


Read: How Important is Good Governance to your Organization’s Future

Risk management: Organizations must assess the potential risks associated with cloud migration, including the potential for data loss, downtime, and service interruptions. A risk management plan should be developed to address these risks and minimize the impact of any potential incidents.

Infrastructure: Organizations are moving away from the on-premise set up which includes the physical architecture and adopting an abstracted infrastructure through cloud. It is important to decide the architecture that provides scalability, controls, and suitable technology set to enhance your records and data management landscape.

As businesses continue to adopt cloud technology, it is important to have a solid cloud migration strategy in place. Whether you are already in the cloud, thinking about the cloud, or need to change your roadmap for the cloud, a strategic plan that considers the unique needs of your business can accelerate your journey or change your course to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the cloud. By doing so, they can unlock the full potential of cloud technology while minimizing risks and maximizing benefits.

Symptai’s Microsoft partnership provides a comprehensive suite of cloud migration services that address the four key pillars of governance, security, risk, and infrastructure. Let us help you successfully transition to the cloud.

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