One of the questions I’m often asked is: “how easy is it to move to public cloud?” There’s only one answer: it depends. Unless we understand exactly what an organisation’s objectives are, and what systems and applications it has (and some organisations don’t know this themselves) it’s impossible to give a definite answer. There are too many variables and dependencies that can affect the end result.
Any organisation considering moving applications to the cloud will begin with the questions: when is the right time and what services should we move? If you can extend the life of your existing infrastructure while reviewing your options in the medium term, a useful first step is to move your Disaster Recovery (DR) to the cloud.