What are Cloud Servers?  Cloud servers offer great benefits over the traditional options of shared or dedicated servers. In some respects cloud servers work in the same way as physical servers but the functions they provide can be very different.

When opting for cloud hosting, clients are renting virtual server space rather than renting or purchasing physical servers. These are often paid for by the hour, depending on the capacity required at any particular time.

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The beauty of the web is that it has literally shrunk the world. Online retail has changed the face of national and global commerce, “accounting for 23.4% of Christmas spending in 2014,” according to the Centre for Retail Research, due to the flexibility it offers for customers. Moving up the ladder to B2B, Cloud services allow for transactions to take place on a flexible basis for all parties, regardless of timezone or location.

Top 2 Risks in Cloud Migrations and Mitigation Strategies

One of the challenges faced by IT teams in organizations across the globe, is to plug in a cloud migration strategy into their overall IT business strategy. IT teams need to have a clear understanding of their business requirements, a holistic view of cloud possibilities, risks and mitigation strategies to choose the right cloud computing model and the right cloud service provider for their business.

1. Cloud Gravity

IT teams require workload mobility for effective data and workload migration to ensure it does not adversely affect business or introduce costs.

Migration Strategy: In case of enterprise applications that are data-rich, then evaluate migration solutions for speed and simplicity. And for portability and interoperability of stateless applications in a multi-cloud strategy, using containersis a good idea.

2. Data Gravity

Data Gravity is the situation where it becomes difficult to test if an application plus its data works properly in the cloud, because most replication-based migration tools require data to be moved first, and the application second, thus creating an improper sequencing problem.

Migration Strategy: Only use live migration approaches and tools that stream the whole instance. Live migration eliminates the need for complex system synchronization and thus avoids consistency issues.