The increasing trend of businesses moving workloads to the cloud is nothing new –but planning the migration is complex and connectivity should be a key consideration if the migration is to be successful.
The move is being driven by multiple services and applications, in particular ERP, with a customer survey of 300 SAP clients finding that deployment models are shifting with 72% moving to the cloud(1).
By migrating to the cloud, enterprises can take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, productivity and advanced features it offers, while reducing the need for expensive on-premise equipment. But the migration to the cloud should not be taken lightly, and businesses are understandably wary of moving core business systems to the cloud.
Rather than overbuying network capacity or trying to make the migration fit within existing network parameters, secure, low-latency on demand connectivity can help smooth the migration process and should be a crucial component of any cloud migration. With so many things to consider, it’s easy to put connectivity to the back of the list or assume that it’ll be easy to sort at the end. However, this approach can put the whole migration at risk. That’s why we’ve put together this connectivity checklist, to help the journey to the cloud go as smoothly as possible.
1. IDC Report, April 2019