In the past few years, cloud adoption has increased significantly, as it provides considerable value over traditional datacenters—achieving greater scalability, cost efficiency, and improved performance.
Many organizations are now looking to quickly take advantage of this value by migrating their existing applications and workloads. But cloud migration requires careful planning and strategy. One of the keys to cloud success is to determine the optimal platform and priorities for running business applications. Once considered optional, these applications are now central to infrastructure decisions and achieving company goals.
To enable successful migration, it’s important to have a strong plan in place that covers the end-cloud environment, training, and, most importantly, the readiness of your workloads and applications. To do this, you need to determine how to successfully create the initial technical plans and business justification, ensure your workloads will run as expected, and perform the migration with limited impact on the business.
The benefits of cloud are universal—reduced running costs, faster modernization capabilities, and increased security. But often, specific initiators first kick off the discussion within an organization, including: