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Five Phases of Cloud Migration: A Workload-Centric Discussion on Planning Through the Journey

Five Phases of Cloud Migration: A Workload-Centric Discussion on Planning Through the Journey

This IDC Perspective provides a workload-centric approach to plan and execute workload migrations into a public cloud. Cloud-based infrastructure provides an incredible opportunity to modernize IT infrastructure, which can enable enterprises in transforming their businesses. Enterprises also encounter challenges while adopting cloud-based infrastructure and migrating their workloads to cloud-based infrastructure. This document provides prescriptive guidelines to migrate enterprise workloads to cloud-based infrastructure."Enterprises have an incredible opportunity to modernize their IT infrastructure and improve their operational efficiency by adopting cloud-based infrastructure and cloud-native design practices," said Sriram Subramanian, research director, Infrastructure System, Platforms, and Technologies Group at IDC. "This document provides enterprise IT users with prescriptive guidelines to migrate workloads to cloud-based infrastructure so that they can overcome common challenges encountered while migrating workloads to cloud-based infrastructure."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Paths to Public Cloud
Rehost (Lift and Shift)
The Five Phases of the Cloud Migration Journey
Guidelines to Migrate Workloads
Challenges to Overcome
Choosing the Appropriate Migration Path
Laying a Strong Foundation
Operating at Scale
IDC's Point of View
Cloud Migration as a Journey, Not a Destination
Business First, Technology Next
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