Organizations of all sizes, within every industry, are making a move to the cloud. Some are migrating to large public clouds like Amazon or Azure, while others are choosing a virtual private cloud offering more specialized service and security. Then there are those opting for a hybrid cloud, a mix of on-premise and off-premise cloud, with others taking a multi-cloud approach, spreading their workloads across a variety of cloud providers. Regardless of which cloud strategy an organization chooses, however, there is the matter of choosing a migration strategy first.
According to a recent survey, 96% of participants were moving applications to the cloud, but found that it was taking more time and money than they’d originally expected. In fact, 30% of survey participants said they believe their cloud migration project will take between one and two years, with an additional 43% stating they expected their cloud migration to last longer than two years. That’s a lot of time, especially for companies looking to migrate in order to compete more effectively.
To accelerate migration efforts, organizations may want to perform a cloud migration assessment. This assessment should take an in-depth look at the type of workloads, data, and applications the company possesses in order to determine the impact a cloud environment may have on it. To do this, it helps to understand the different cloud migration strategies.
In our latest free infographic, we take a look at five different cloud migration strategies, highlighting the pros and cons of each.
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