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In 2006, Amazon launched Elastic Compute Cloud – widely considered to be the first cloud service on the market. Since then, we’ve heard plenty of conversations about the opportunities of cloud computing. But more than a decade later, cloud migration continues to be a source of anxiety for IT leaders.
According to Softchoice’s new report, The State of Cloud Readiness: IT Leaders Lost in the Cloud, organizations invest significant time and energy preparing for a move to the cloud. To improve the odds of a seamless transition, IT leaders typically bolster technical and operational skills and determine the operational costs associated with the cloud.
But what happens after IT leaders pull the trigger on their cloud migration strategies? For many organizations, the real challenge begins post-migration.
Organizations are embracing the cloud in record numbers. A Softchoice survey of 250 IT leaders from the U.S. and Canada showed that one-third of organizations now claim widespread use of the cloud, up from 26 percent two years ago. And 62 percent choose to engage in a hybrid cloud strategy.
In general, IT leaders express confidence about their preparation to migrate workloads to the cloud. Eighty-three percent of leaders have assessed existing applications to determine if they are ready for the cloud, and 82 percent have modernized their data centers to integrate and work seamlessly within cloud environments.
However, IT leaders’ confidence breaks down once they make the move, with 43 percent admitting they struggle in creating an effective cloud strategy. Here are some of the specific areas where the symptoms of broken strategies emerge:
With the right resources, skill sets and foresight, it’s possible to avoid the post-migration challenges that trip up many IT teams. To learn how successful IT leaders identify their root issues, download our State of Cloud Readiness report today.