Everyone has either migrated to the cloud or is in the process of migrating to the cloud. The cloud holds out the promise of cost savings as well as scalability, reliability, and agility. Some of the challenges of cloud migration present themselves prior to a migration effort. But other cloud migration challenges appear on day two, during that critical phase after a successful migration is complete.
Organizations want to drive down costs while fostering business growth at the same time. When costs are reduced, funds and other resources are freed up, enabling organizations to channel them to other priorities that increase profits and drive further growth if and when met. Moving to the cloud provides enterprises the opportunity to enjoy both cost savings and business growth.
But organizations also want to make data-driven decisions once migration to the cloud is complete. They want to create data-driven environments within every part of the enterprise. Several surveys reveal this to be the case time and time again. Becoming truly data-driven means embracing new technologies, new approaches, new analytics, and new tools. This is why IT teams are leveraging cloud-based databases, data lake environments, and the like.
Here’s the thing: Data-driven tools can be just as useful for cloud migration challenges as for any other type of business challenge.
Challenges After Cloud Migration
The cloud migration journey is not a singular event. It is really more of an iterative and incremental process. Enterprises sometimes approach cloud migration as though it happens once. But in a sense, it keeps happening. The cloud migration challenges that appear once the migration is complete need to keep being smoothed out.