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Vendor Landscape: Cloud Migration Services

Focus On A Balanced Sourcing Strategy For Applications Migration

March 28, 2017

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Why Read This Report

For most enterprises, becoming digital entails migrating applications to the cloud. Clients embarking on cloud migration efforts are increasingly emphasizing speed above all else. Fortunately for them, the ability to move virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud has become a focus for a growing migration industry, consisting of cloud service providers, tools suppliers, and systems integrators. But should infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals merely "lift and shift" to the cloud? It wasn't long ago that Forrester's guidance favored optimizing applications for cloud characteristics prior to migration to truly optimize them for the cloud. Does rapid lift-and-shift compromise ultimate value or accelerate it by adapting more quickly to cloud's innovation potential? Regardless of the answer, a robust market for services has evolved to suit all preferences.

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Table of Contents

  • Cloud Migration Is A Key Stage On The Path To Digital Reinvention
  • The Era Of Mass Cloud Migration Has Begun, But Challenges Remain
  • Why Today's Cloud Migration Services Tilt Toward Lift-And-Shift
  • Migration Service Providers Are Expanding Their Capabilities
  • Multiple Supplier Types Vie For Cloud Migration Opportunities
  • Recommendations

  • Face Up To Your Transformation Needs While Migrating To The Cloud
  • Supplemental Material
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