As global workloads accelerate and businesses pursue application modernization to deliver improved digital experiences to win, serve and retain customers, the need for greater agility and global deployment options have made public cloud an increasingly attractive option. Customers view public clouds as a way to gain flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation and align costs to business requirements by managing upfront expenses, operational support and TCO.
But before reaping the benefits of public cloud, businesses need to successfully move there. This is easier said than done. The first step is often the hardest. Once the decision is made, complexity abounds as companies struggle to adapt and migrate applications to run in a cloud environment. And after migrating to the cloud, when customers decide to modernize existing applications, they face many challenges that increase the cost, risk, and time of their modernization project. If you’re considering migrating and modernizing your applications, understand the challenges and choose the right solution to fit your business needs.