… other applications not in the cloud.
Other performance-related challenges: proximity effects of migration and incompatible application architectures.
Security was ranked as the most critical challenge that respondents faced when migrating critical applications to the cloud — a challenge that is time-intensive to navigate and could quickly escalate costs to meet the right level of assurance and compliance.
Migration challenges are best mitigated and successful outcomes achieved when companies begin with proper planning, including: defining goals for migration; educating the team on the challenges of migration; realistically assessing what the team can achieve and where supplemental talent is needed; and review of the application portfolio.
What does all this mean for channel partners?
Opportunity, according to Walsh. “This is a service opportunity for project and professional services. It’s an opportunity for the channel to help the customer with the planning and migration,” he said.