By Jonathan Townsend
Managing a Cloud Migration with CenturyLink
Migration to the cloud doesn't have to be complicated. At CenturyLink® , we understand the importance of easing the complexity involved with migrating platforms. Read up on simplifying your cloud migration and get in-touch with one of our cloud specialists allows customers learn more about migration to receive information and details on migrating to the CenturyLink Platform with free onboarding support.
The following guide is here to help tick the boxes on the important steps and criteria for a successful migration to the cloud.
Assess your existing situation
It's important to take stock of existing infrastructure, licensing, staffing, and hardware capabilities and limitations. When it comes to migration, this step goes beyond assessing the state of the physical equipment – it means getting a holistic perspective of your existing situation and needs in their entirety.
Where are you regarding end-of-life status on existing hardware, leases, warranty, or support agreements? Taking snapshots of each of these elements is crucial to taking the next (and necessary steps) towards a migration.
Is it time to renew software enterprise agreements? Can you take advantage of more flexible subscription or service provider licensing models? Oftentimes, it makes more business and operational sense to take