Embarking on the journey to the cloud is like taking a road trip – it begins with the first step and unfolds in stages. Just like planning a route, migrating applications to the cloud involves choosing the right strategy for each application. Let's break down seven simple strategies commonly used in cloud migration, ensuring you pick the right one for your IT lineup.

Retire — Decommission:
Streamline by letting go of unnecessary on-premises applications and components.

Retain — Do nothing and revisit later: 
Keep some applications as they are for now, deciding on their cloud fate later.

Relocate — Hypervisor-level lift and shift:
Move to the cloud without buying new hardware, like shifting your Oracle database to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Rehost — Lift and Shift: 
The quick move – shift existing applications to the cloud without changes, perfect for older systems.

Repurchase — Drop and Shop: 
Upgrade to a newer version or try a different solution, especially if you're eyeing Software as a Service (SaaS).

Replatform — Lift-Tinker-and-Shift:
Keep the core architecture but make necessary code adjustments, a practical approach when functionality remains unchanged.

Refactor / Re-Architect — Cloud-native based architecture:
A bit pricier but comprehensive – modernize legacy applications for the cloud, essential for added features, improved performance, or scalability.

Choosing the right strategy for your cloud migration doesn't have to be complicated. Each strategy is like a tool in your toolbox, and by understanding these simple steps, you can confidently map out your journey to the cloud. Whether you're streamlining, retaining, relocating, rehosting, repurchasing, replatforming, or refactoring, simplicity is the key to a successful cloud migration.

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  • Date: 21-12-2023