Cloud adoption was expanding rapidly even before COVID-19. After the pandemic took hold, cloud plans and adoption increased even faster. Organizations of all sizes are using the cloud to help manage IT workloads. Half of them use cloud heavily and have reached the advanced cloud maturity level, 21 percent of organizations are at the intermediate maturity level and 19 percent are beginners. The increasing use of the public cloud is driving up cloud spend for organizations of all sizes. Public cloud spend is now a significant line item in IT budgets, especially among larger organizations.
However, there are some cloud migration challenges and at the top is dependency mapping. Mapping all the relationships across apps, hardware and networking devices for each IT-delivered service is notoriously difficult to do, especially in a rapidly evolving environment. Other critical challenges include assessing the technical feasibility (of migrating on-premises apps). Miraworks helps to assess on-prem versus cloud costs and rightsize the best instance.
The top challenges that larger enterprises face are security, managing cloud spend and governance; SMBs often struggle with security, managing cloud spend, and lack of resources/expertise. Also while enterprises are improving their understanding of app dependencies, their ability to assess technical feasibility is still a weak point. Miraworks helps organizations to address all the challenges so they can make decisions as to which apps to migrate and optimize the cost of running on-premises apps that are in the cloud.
Despite the challenges mentioned, as organizations move more workloads to the cloud, they can retire the technical debt associated with maintaining and operating traditional data centers. Better financial reporting on cloud costs gives more stakeholders within an organization actionable insight into cloud usage. Cloud scalability, economy, and reach will continue to affect organizational growing migration to the cloud.