When an enterprise decides to adopt the cloud, it is embarking upon a journey—one that is both technical and cultural.
Applications will need to be modernized. Cloud environments optimized. And workflows reorganized.
Embarking upon this journey can be intimidating. The checklist is long, and it’s easy to become discouraged if you don’t have a proper plan in place for before, during, and after your migration.
While every enterprise is different, with its own unique needs from—and plans for—the cloud, there are some common steps that should be taken to ensure a smooth and successful trip from on premises to the cloud.
These steps are highlighted in our white paper in partnership with Microsoft titled, Into the Blue: How to Succeed in Your Path to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure.
For a taste of what you’ll find, here’s an excerpt from the section on migration:
There are three general approaches you can take to migrate your current workloads to the cloud:
1. Lift & Shift
The process of lifting a workload out of the on-premises datacenter and moving it into Azure, where it’s used as it was before and with the company continuing to manage everything.
Expand your development capabilities by embracing tools like microservices, containers, and Kubernetes to allow for rapid iteration and multiple deployments throughout the day.
Critical applications are broken down from their on-premises, monolithic state and rewritten to be cloud-native and dynamic.
Regardless of what shape the migration plan takes, the goal is to move an initial application or workload to Azure and test its effectiveness and compatibility.
Then you can begin innovating on that application or workload as you expand your presence in the cloud and manage more dynamic workloads.
You can download your copy of our free resource, Into the Blue: How to Succeed in Your Path to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure here.
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