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For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

The State Of Cloud Migration, Portability, And Interoperability, Q4 2017

January 5, 2018

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Applications change over time, but cloud models limit workloads to the initial environment selected. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals strive to break free from this model, but thus far, few solutions realistically change it. Part of the challenge is that many use key terms interchangeably. This report defines these terms and scores maturity across migration, portability, and interoperability. It also discusses significant advancements in these areas, including Azure Stack, replication technologies, VMware on AWS, and containers. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to include our most recent data and research insights on cloud migration, portability, and interoperability.

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Table of Contents

  • Cloud Is Still Struggling With Movement And Connectivity
  • Migration: Lift-And-Shift, Total Redesign, Or A Mix?
  • Portability: Design Once, Can't Run Anywhere (Yet)
  • Interoperability: Connect Your Hybrid Future With Everything Else
  • Recommendations

  • Analyze The Costs And Benefits Of Cloud Migration
  • Supplemental Material
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