Migrating Legacy Systems to the Cloud: Can It Be Seamless?

Organizations aspire to achieve the business, technical, and financial benefits of moving legacy systems to the cloud. According to studies, today, the market is driven by the need for a robust and agile environment to increase scalability and efficiency in the existing business landscape. However, the road to migrating legacy systems to cloud infrastructure can be rough for companies if they fail to plan. In this article at Network Computing, Sam Bocetta explains the challenges enterprises face as they make a move. He also shares valuable tips for a stress-free and seamless transition to cloud computing.

Challenges of Migrating Legacy Systems

Several studies shed light on the obstacles and concerns over cloud migrations of legacy data. According to studies, some key barriers can make cloud migration frustrating and challenging. Studies highlight the following results:

65% of organizations identified security and compliance risk.55% identified the complexity of business and organizational change.51% recognized uncertainty over budget requirements for cloud adoption, including the total cost of ownership and return on investment.45% acknowledged the lack of technical resources and talent required to perform the migration.18% highlighted the lack of cloud data ownership and control.

Can Migrating Legacy Systems Be a Smooth Process?

Migrating legacy systems to the cloud systematically will make the transition easy and effective for organizations. Here are some tips you must follow when transitioning to the cloud infrastructure:


Periodically evaluate your digital strategy’s current state and future industry trends. Most businesses find legacy a hindrance to growth since it involves high-cost maintenance and upgrading. Therefore, analyze if your organization can meet the long-term objectives and goals with your current digital strategy.


Clearly understand the data that you want to migrate. The planning aims to reduce the overall migration cost by transiting only the necessary components of a system. Additionally, IT leaders must implement additional security for sensitive data.

Choosing the Right Tool

Choose a migration tool compatible with your existing infrastructure and the cloud environment you plan to migrate to. Different data migration tools have different pricing. To choose the right tool, consider factors such as data loss prevention, efficiency, safety and compatibility, and security.

To read more about migrating legacy systems to the cloud infrastructure, click on https://www.networkcomputing.com/cloud-infrastructure/why-companies-are-migrating-legacy-systems-cloud-infrastructure.

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