Going Beyond Lift and Shift: Enterprise Guide to Lift & Optimize

Whitepaper At Glance

84% of firms polled by Bain & Company in 2019 stated that their on-premises workloads were over-provisioned. Until recently, this was the sole method for preventing system failures or unforeseen spikes in demand. In 2021, however, enterprises can no longer afford such supplementary resource capabilities due to cloud computing.

Migrating corporate workloads is easier said than done. Among the five migration strategies, Lift and Shift is the most popular due to its low risk and quick time to production. However, the need for faster innovation, real-time response, and minimal downtime is compelling businesses to look beyond Lift and Shift for an approach that will help them optimise their existing infrastructure, applications, and workloads while migrating to the cloud, also known as Lift and Optimize.

In contrast to Lift and Shift, Lift and Optimize is an intelligent and optimised technique for transferring on-premises applications and workloads to the cloud. While Lift and Shift generates identical clones of workloads in the cloud, Lift and Optimize modifies an organization’s underlying infrastructure by selecting the optimal instance type and storage capacity based on use history. The plan is virtually always adapted to the precise demands of the organisation, and it guarantees genuine cost savings by optimising computer and storage capacity.

As a leader in cloud services, CDWT has played a crucial role in the cloud migration journey of organisations. Using their extensive knowledge in corporate cloud migration, our specialists identified best practises, areas of risk, use cases, a successful roadmap, and more in order to compile a thorough handbook.

Key Takeaways

Emphasizing Your Key Learnings

Why does it represent the best of both worlds?

When to make use of Lift & Optimize

The enterprise difficulty

The plan for a successful relocation

A detailed plan for a pleasant trip

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