Why Your Multi-Cloud Strategy Must Include Legacy Systems

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Companies are torn between prioritizing legacy systems or implementing modern tech. Both have their distinct advantages, but it is necessary to involve both technologies in planning. When organizations prioritize a multi-cloud strategy, they forget to include legacy systems because they believe that will hamper business development. They believe that legacy systems do not align well with multi-cloud deployments. Most companies operating globally are using an unignorable proportion of legacy systems that will be difficult to get rid of. In his article for InfoWorld, David Linthicum shares how you can benefit by including legacy systems with your multi-cloud strategy.

Reasons You Must Combine Your Legacy and Multi-Cloud Strategy

Modern leadership believes that a multi-cloud strategy is more efficient and less time-consuming. If you transfer data from your legacy systems to cloud-based systems, you will benefit from coupled data integration. Furthermore, it will make your data more secure and help smooth the shift from legacy to cloud systems. The integration will allow you to have better control over data infrastructure, operations, and governance. If you are planning to upgrade data security operations, legacy and cloud system integration can prove a safe bet.

How Multi-Cloud Systems Can Help Legacy Systems

You must upgrade your data infrastructure to identity and access management (IAM) systems. This will create a directory service that provides information on both legacy and cloud systems. It will save you from enabling various security layers that can result in confusion and information overload. Whereas IAM will lead to cost optimization, improved data safety, and better network reliability.

Furthermore, the integration allows optimizing applications required to move the legacy data to cloud systems. A legacy system also provides a safety net for enterprises that you can revisit and reinforce in a crisis. Integrating it with multi-cloud operations can reduce data-oriented risks. It will also help your organization become more welcoming toward digital incorporation and data evaluation.

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