Cloud Success: Migrate with a Plan to Mature

Cloud Success: Migrate with a Plan to Mature

This IDC Perspective describes the benefits of moving throughout the stages of cloud strategy in a quick and efficient manner. The purpose is to stress the importance of a longer-term vision when planning a cloud migration. The content describes the benefits accruing to business as it progresses from an ad hoc cloud strategy to a strategy that is optimized for cloud value. This document assists senior IT leaders — C-level officers, solutions architects, and leaders in development, operations, networking, and storage organizations of midsize and larger organizations — in justifying the appropriate investment in cloud migration."An effort of this magnitude requires informed planning, collaboration, and a clear vision for where the business is headed. It is imperative to choose the right metrics based on the benefit goals and a change management strategy that is data driven and continuously updated," according to Frank Della Rosa, IDC research director, SaaS and Cloud software.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Migrate with Purpose
Foundation for AI-Enabled Automation
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark for Cloud
Cloud Maturity Stages
Planning and Persistence Pay Off
Programs to Support Migration
Supplier Program Examples
AWS Migration Acceleration Program MAP
Oracle Soar to the Cloud
Google Cloud
Microsoft Azure Migration and FastTrack
Azure Migration Tools
People and Skills
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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