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IT support San AntonioMost modern-day business owners have come to appreciate the role that the cloud play in meeting their IT support needs in San Antonio. Businesses from different industries are quickly embracing cloud computing. The cloud has become a necessity for businesses that wish to meet their strategic goals. On-premise servers have many drawdowns most of which are readily addressed by a shift to the cloud. As a business owner, you cannot afford to maintain a slower computing system when all your competitors are enjoying faster computing speeds afforded to them by cloud computing service providers.

Here are the 5 Rs of cloud migration:


Rehosting, which is commonly referred to as lift and shift, entails moving your current virtual servers to a solution that is based on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This approach is beneficial because it is quick and requires no modifications to your old system’s infrastructure. The downside to this approach is that you will not be taking full advantage of the available cloud services and this solution is not easily scalable.


Refactoring is done through Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution, which allows you to run your apps on the infrastructure of the MSP. The benefits of this solution include the fact that you get to enjoy cloud-native features at reduced cost and the fact that this solution allows for scaling with ease.


It is important for certain applications to be modified before they can be migrated to the cloud. An IT support provider in San Antonio can revise the apps and add the functionalities that need to be added and re-architect those that need to be restructured prior to them being rehosted or refactored and finally moved to the cloud.


The process of rebuilding by discarding the original coding and using more advanced featured offered by the cloud. This helps to improve the apps further. The main drawdown here is vendor lock-in.


The replace option means you replace all your apps with the software delivered in the cloud via Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. This can help you avoid IT development costs, but the main drawdown is also the vendor lock-in.

At ICS, we are an IT support provider in San Antonio committed to helping our clients to transition smoothly from their traditional IT infrastructure to the cloud. Contact us today to learn more.