Many of us can relate to the headache of moving house. It is often a long, drawn out process, with many obstacles along the way. Finding your dream place, exchanging keys, and packing your belongings into boxes ready for the move can seem exciting. But when it comes to the day of the move, and you suddenly have to move your entire life across town – or even further – it can create chaos in your day-to-day life.
Likewise, this scenario is now becoming present in the world of IT. Many organisations are embracing hybrid cloud, and this can require workloads to be moved across infrastructures. Because of this, it can often feel like IT professionals are packing up and moving to a new house on a regular basis – only to sometimes have to move back again. But with security, integration and protection concerns being front and centre of migrations, the real question is: does it really make sense to take all of your workloads with you?
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Technology is constantly evolving, and never seems to sit still. So, companies that are beginning on their digital transformation journey should be looking to take advantage of new technologies as quickly as possible. It’s always been a challenge to move away from legacy technologies in favour of new and better options. The trials around migration have now become accepted, if not expected. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Ideally, IT organisations need to be able to shift data and workloads confidently, seamlessly, and quickly. This can mean moving workloads to and from a number of different locations, including server …read more