Typically, companies move data, applications, and IT workloads from on-premises servers to the public cloud, but cloud migration also involves moving data and programs from one cloud provider to another. Cloud migration can also work in the reverse direction from the cloud provider to on-premises servers.
One of the main reasons to move to the cloud is to reduce costs and optimize infrastructure. Moving to the cloud can help organizations shift spending from a capital expenditure model to an operational expenditure model, reducing the need to own, operate, maintain and upgrade expensive hardware in on-premises data centers.
Moving to the cloud can help companies improve productivity and increase uptime. The cloud also helps companies modernize workloads while avoiding onerous licensing fees and legacy software. The cloud can help organizations protect their data, improving management efficiency and compliance with regulatory requirements around the world.
Full migration – moving all programs, services and data sets from one or more data centers to the public cloud. Depending on the size of the organisation, a complete migration may require planning, testing, and execution.
Moving from one cloud provider to another for a variety of reasons, including changes in service level agreements, better security practices, or access to more advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning tools.
Move specific applications, data, or workloads where they can be more efficient and easier to manage. Targeted migrations may only include a specific type of work resource that requires a lot of processing power or capacity.