Cloud models are an effort in consciously moving away from CapEx to OpEx. The 4Rs of Application Cloud Migration, essentially Rehosting, Refactoring, Re-platforming, and Replacing, allow enterprises to draw out a plan for migrating their applications to Cloud. However, they should not act as blinkers or blinders.
Enterprises should look beyond scalability, flexibility, and predictability of the Cloud paradigm towards innovation and sustainability. Cloud solutions offer viable options for embedding AI/ML algorithms, as well as testing and innovating at scale and these are the best premises for Application Cloud Migration.
Cloud Migration offers myriad benefits, including cost efficiency, scalability, security, etc. However, creating a roadmap allows charting out the business requirements towards an effective Cloud Migration approach for deciding between Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud as viable options.