Cloud Migration Strategies

Move to the Cloud with Confidence

Six-Step Cloud Adoption Framework

A successful cloud deployment incorporates service assurance to yield best results. Cloud implementation plans should be based on pervasive visibility into the organization’s IT environment before, during and after the move to cloud.

The Cloud Migration Strategies: Mapping the Journey to Successful Cloud Adoption research paper outlines six key steps for migrating to the cloud:

  1. Discover: Identify applications and processes that utilize the IT environment
  2. Analyze: Assess how applications and business processes perform in your existing IT environment before cloud deployment
  3. Decide: Choose applications and workloads to migrate to the cloud
  4. Act: Instrument and move workloads to the cloud according to decisions made in the prior step
  5. Measure: Compare performance of applications before and after cloud migration
  6. Optimize: Proactively manage and ensure application performance and security after cloud implementation