Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift

Wouldn’t cloud migration be easier if you could simply cut and paste your on-prem application into cloud-based infrastructure? If only it were that easy. The reality is that when you migrate workloads into the cloud, you work within a finite set of purchased resources.

To avoid a failed migration or even just ruining your IT budget, you need more than lift-and-shift tactics; you need a cloud migration strategy before you have moved even a single byte of production data into the cloud. This paper examines considerations for preparing your application migration to the cloud, including:

  • Determining what specifically you should move
  • Getting the architecture right
  • A case study in cloud migration