May 27, 2019
There is great promise in migrating applications to the cloud. Aside from the opportunity to reduce overall information technology costs, cloud host providers reduce the need to have specialized staff managing, maintaining, and operating hardware platforms.
However, for the majority of enterprises, migrating to the cloud will involve significant complexity.
Aside from the practical aspects of code and data migration, there are challenges in determining what applications and workloads to migrate, choosing the optimal architectures for migrated applications, and managing costs while ensuring that performance complies with established service-level agreements.
This checklist provides guidance in assessing your existing on-premises application landscape, evaluating the operational and performance characteristics of different application workloads, and determining which application workloads are best suited to be migrated to the cloud.