The ‘Real’ Cloud Migration Journey Starts with Readiness
The Path to the Cloud – Where to Start?
As hybrid IT and multi-cloud strategies become more common, the need to manage cloud services and providers as a portfolio, rather than as stand-alone purchases, becomes obvious. Organizations need to evaluate their cloud service as cross-functional efficiency investments with a holistic approach to risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.
Microsoft conducted a cloud survey January 2018, polling more than 1,700 respondents:
• Hybrid is common, with a total of 67 percent of respondents now using or planning to deploy a hybrid cloud. Many of those hybrid users have made the move recently, 54 percent of users in the past two years.
• Cost drivers, a consistent IT experience, and the ability to scale quickly were all given as important reasons for moving to hybrid cloud.
• Using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery was a key factor for 69 percent of respondents.
According to the survey, 49% of respondents