Cloud migration has passed the tipping point, with nearly 60% of North American enterprises now relying on public cloud platforms, five times more than just five years ago. According to research by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, 98% of surveyed organizations plan to use multiple hybrid clouds by 20211, another sign of tremendous cloud momentum.
Despite this trend, cloud migration and the transformation to a hybrid multi-cloud IT operating environment is often viewed with apprehension and perceived to be problematic. Most companies require an approach that ensures seamless and efficient migration. This paper presents the seven most important considerations before migrating to the cloud.