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5 Steps for Building a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy

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Craig Davis

https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-l-davis/
craig.davis@auxis.com

Director, IT Services

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“Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of if, but when and how.” “There is no business strategy without a cloud strategy leveraging the latest advancements in technologies.” These popular business adages sum up one of the most pronounced technology trends in recent years: the shift of digital technologies from on-premise to the cloud.

Organizations of all sizes are recognizing that cloud adoption is not just a means to streamline IT operations but a catalyst for innovation, scalability, and agility. The pandemic provided a major incentive for cloud adoption among enterprises, as it triggered the need to speed up the pace of enterprise digitization to keep up with increased online business and remote working.

Today, more than half of organizations are accelerating their cloud migration, and 65% are defaulting to cloud-based services for upgrades or new IT purchases, Foundry’s 2023 Cloud Computing Study foundMicrosoft Azure ranks as the top overall public cloud services provider in the world with about 17% share, followed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a 13.5% share, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker.

The benefits of moving to the cloud are numerous, but can broadly be grouped as: