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5 Pearls of Wisdom to Guide Your Cloud Migration Strategy

There’s a dirty little secret about moving to the cloud. And that is: Not every application or service is a good fit for the cloud.

Avoid costly mistakes and read advice on how to approach the idea of moving applications and workloads to the cloud in this tell-it-like-it-is guide to cloud migration strategy.

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Why should you read this report?

Companies of all shapes and sizes are moving workloads and services to the cloud.

And while the numbers of these moving workloads and services are staggering, not every application or service is a good fit for the cloud.

Then, layer in the inevitable risks involved with any migration, and you have a compelling reason to ensure your cloud migration strategy is buttoned up before you start moving to the cloud — because not every application is right for the cloud.

This report is for anyone planning on moving applications to the cloud.

Estimated reading time: 4 1/2 minutes

By the numbers

More than 70 percent of IT operations are in the cloud, according to the Future of Cloud Computing Survey (North Bridge).

According to a recent IDC study, spending on cloud computing is growing at 4.5 times the rate of traditional IT spending.

The global public cloud services market will reach nearly $247 billion this year, according to Gartner — an increase of 18 percent from $209 billion in 2016.

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Demystifying Hybrid Solutions and Architecture

Hybrid Infrastructure Is A Strategy, Not A Solution — And It’s More Than Just Cloud.

Digital transformation projects have accelerated the adoption of new technologies and a multitude of cloud services. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face exacerbated challenges associated with managing an increasingly diverse environment.

In response, vendors have saturated the market with confusing hybrid products and solutions that vary vastly in capabilities.

This October 2017 report from Forrester provides clarity about and categorization of hybrid architectures to help I&O professionals evolve operational models and select services based on their unique requirements.

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