A cloud migration checklist: The lowdown on integration and architecture

Kevin Downs is a solutions strategy director at New Relic. Kevin has deep knowledge of IT Operations, the cloud industry, and works with customers and partners to assist in their cloud adoption journeys. He’s been in the enterprise software industry for over 20 years and has spent 12 years as a customer-facing solutions architect, selling enterprise software solutions to all verticals. He’s worked on public cloud solutions since 2009 and has passed five cloud certifications

IT executives often face struggles or experience limited success in their cloud migration, but this is no reason to give up. They use the lessons learned to improve results in subsequent attempts. So here is a checklist of the major areas organisations looking to modernise mission-critical applications should consider to avoid repeating mistakes.

Designating a migration architect

Every cloud migration project should establish a migration-architect role, right from the start, to...

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