There is no doubt that cloud adoption accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a recent BBC Future article cited research by Accenture in 2019 indicating that pre-COVID-19, 90 percent of enterprises were starting their cloud adoption journey, but only 20 to 40 percent of their workloads were in the cloud. Over the COVID crisis, however, cloud providers—among them Amazon Web Services (AWS)—grew their revenues between 25 and 100 percent, the article reported. By extension, this means application migrations to the cloud also increased during this time, with enterprises taking advantage not only of cost savings and flexibility in capacity but also of the ability to innovate and develop new services.

Additionally, according to Findstack’s “Cloud Computing Trends for 2022,” 82 percent of workloads eventually will reside on the cloud, and 81 percent of all enterprises report they have enacted or have plans to deploy a multicloud strategy.

Migrating applications and workloads to the cloud is not for the faint of heart. Whether the applications being migrated to the cloud follow the lift and shift approach or are being refactored, issues can occur that impact business continuity, performance, and/or troubleshooting once those applications are migrated.

NETSCOUT customers have been reporting similar trends and activity in their own networks and for their own applications over the last couple of years. Most recently, a government agency achieved success migrating key applications to AWS Cloud by using NETSCOUT-enabled monitoring and analysis before, during, and after the transition. See how they did it. 

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