March 28, 2017
For most businesses, migrating to the cloud is becoming an imperative on the road to becoming fully digital. But migration is not as simple as it sounds – and businesses are increasingly relying on vendors to develop cloud migration strategies that maximize speed and focus on application modernization. There is no “one size fits all” approach to cloud migration, and organizations may find that a simple “lift-and-shift” – though being the fastest way to migrate applications to the cloud – does not address long-term technology and business challenges.
Vendors offer multiple blended paths to help clients resolve internal conflicts, including lift-and-shift, piece-by-piece transformation, hybrid extension, and full rebuilds on the cloud. It’s important for organizations to select the right vendor with migration capabilities that fit their unique needs, and have their long-term application roadmap in mind: “Cloud is the engine of digital transformation and the key to ongoing business improvements and innovation,” according to Forrester.
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