Cloud shift is in full swing and with it comes cloud migration challenges. Gartner projects that by 2020 more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud, making it “one of the most disruptive forces since the early days of the digital age.”
It’s well documented that migrating to the cloud provides major benefits in terms of increased performance, simplified IT and cost savings. In the past few years, we have seen an influx of amazing technologies that help technology migration partners and internal IT existing infrastructure to the cloud.
What are the challenges when migrating applications to the cloud?
When it comes to migrating complex legacy applications, organizations can spend months and over $1 million on redevelopment projects to get them to work in the public cloud. Even with all that investment, they have to be moved back on-premises due to security or performance issues about a third of the time.
If you have, or are facing, application migration to cloud challenges, you can easily see why the performance, simplicity and cost savings initially promised fail to materialize.
How to Easily Migrate Legacy Applications to the Cloud
The rush is on to develop technologies, or cloud migration strategies that quickly and more easily migrate complex legacy applications to the cloud. To help you navigate the increasingly muddy waters, we have developed a three-part series on what to look for when choosing the right solution.
Additional Information on Cloud Migration:
Post 2: Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Lift and Shift or Re-architecture
Post 3: Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Presenting the Business Value and Calculating the Real Cost
Post 4: Migrating Applications to the Cloud: What’s the Right Solution?