Unforeseen outages make entrepreneurs painfully aware of the preeminence of disaster recovery (DR) planning. However, anticipating a data center outage is not just about an effective DR strategy, it is more about lessening the business impact.
When migrating any workload to a new environment, whether it be another datacenter, or to a public cloud like Microsoft Azure, a clear set of goals for migration should be in mind. Note that there are both technology-focused and business-focused goals that motivate potential migrations, but any such effort should result in direct benefits to the organization’s business. Some example goals that cause workload owners to consider migrations include:
As the managed services provider market matures, CIOs should resist the urge to go with the lowest-cost provider in favor of partners that understand your business and can help you achieve strategic goals.