Organizations have been migrating computing application workloads for more than thirty years. In the past, migration projects might have required a physical migration or an effort to consolidate using virtualization.
When the Government of Canada declared a “cloud first” approach, it came with several challenges. Most notably, projects became focused on migrating to the cloud, as opposed to achieving the most effective end state.
If migration is done correctly, departments will achieve the benefits of increased agility with none of the frustrations of waiting for infrastructure to be provisioned, or of having limited access to the infrastructure supporting their applications.