Follow This Step-by-Step Public Cloud Migration Checklist

Most businesses experience up to 40 percent total-cost-of-ownership savings after a public cloud migration, according to Cloud Technology Partners. So it’s no wonder that public cloud adoption is on the rise, with worldwide spending on public cloud services expected to double from 2015 to 2019.

But cloud migrations are complex. The key to a successful migration lies in the planning. To help, we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist you can reference before and during your cloud migration.

From inventorying workloads, applications, workflows, systems and data centers to assembling a migration team and function-testing your migrated apps, the list includes key tasks you’ll want to complete.

public cloud migration check list

Jerry Hargrove is a Senior Solutions Architect on the Fanatical Support for AWS team at Rackspace. He works with Rackspace customers, helping them architect and implement super scalable and highly available solutions in the AWS cloud. Prior to joining Rackspace, Jerry worked as a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services and as a software architect and developer. Jerry brings more than 20 years of software architecture and development experience to the Rackspace team and has worked in a broad cross-section of the software industry in a variety of settings. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid hiker, climber and back-country skier.

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