When IT needs to get something done once, or just occasionally, software utilities are a quick and easy way to accomplish the task at hand. Sometimes though, IT needs something more, a solution that will become part of the data center strategy. Such is the case when enterprises consider migrating some or all of their applications or data to the cloud.
Most enterprises won’t move all their applications and data to the cloud in one fell swoop. They can’t. Enterprises simply have too much data and too many applications. They’ll need to migrate gradually, over time. Some enterprises, even with a gradual migration strategy, have too much data versus available bandwidth. Even if bandwidth can be overcome, IT will need the ability to automate some of the migration tasks so they don’t need to manually monitor each job and transform each data set to be cloud ready. In short, they need a cloud migration solution not a cloud migration utility.
In our white paper Storage Switzerland discusses the challenges that enterprises face when trying to migrate to the cloud, and what are the four key features enterprises should look for in their cloud migration solution.
The white paper is available to registrants of our on demand webinar “Enterprise Cloud Migration – 4 Problems to Solve”.