Data Inventory and Migration
One of the biggest benefits to modernizing legacy applications is security. Data is the most vulnerable during a migration. Your cloud provider won’t manage the security or compliance of your data. So, experience is important to successfully complete the migration and secure the systems at the same time. eSimplicity often uses a Trickle Migration approach to complete the migration process in phases. During implementation, the old system and the new run in parallel, which eliminates downtime or operational interruptions. Processes running in real-time can keep data continuously migrating. For simpler systems, a Big Bang Migration approach is more feasible.
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Security on the cloud
Hardening of computing devices, multi-layered security rules, system event monitoring, patching, upgrades, system scanning, and separation of privileges are security techniques that apply to both brick and mortar data centers and cloud environments. However, there are unique considerations regarding cloud security. It’s important to have the experience and full understanding of the security consequences. Cloud-native security should be leveraged instead of traditional data center security processes. Additional differences between the cloud and brick and mortar data centers focus on three primary aspects of the cloud: automation, evolution, and impermanence. The cloud is often highly automated and lends itself to significant automation, and cloud services are frequently updated by the cloud provider which should be implemented in a short-lived manner. Therefore, eSimplicity puts in place an automated process and regularly evaluates our security posture.
Test and test
The cloud version of on-premises software treats data differently. eSimplicity plans and performs an extensive test before and after the migration. We engage the power user to leverage their insights to identify critical differences. Prior to migration, our team makes copies of the on-premises data, loads it into the cloud, and ensures it is working as needed. After migration, eSimplicity conducts user acceptance testing — getting real users to use the application and identify errors that went undetected during pre-migration testing.