Cloud Migration is More than Lift and Shift


Best practices in preparing to migrate applications and workloads to the cloud

Wouldn’t cloud migration be a lot easier if you could simply cut and paste your on-premises 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. Sure, you’re purchasing access to infinitely scalable storage and compute, but not with infinitely scalable money. To avoid 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 the questions to ask as you’re preparing your application migration to the cloud. IT architects, directors and managers will find approaches for properly planning cloud and workload migration.