Insights: TDWI Checklist Report – Preparing to Migrate to the Cloud (PDF)

When considering migrating to the cloud, you need to understand your current environment, how that environment maps to the cloud, and what the implications are for resource management. Also, you must understand these types of migrations are not done overnight—they involve a sequence of planned tasks, requiring some “enterprise landscape intelligence” to help prioritize the migration process.

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.

The report describes specific tasks that, with the right tools and technology, can automate much of a contextual operational assessment and provide intelligence about the on-premises landscape to help identify and prioritize applications for migration to the cloud.