In 2019, Gartner perhaps optimistically predicted in its ‘The Data Center is (Almost) Dead’ article that 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers by 2025. While traditional data centers remain an ideal option for some organizations, they present high costs and inefficiencies for many IT departments — especially those seeking to evolve their IT environment.
The cloud offers a scalable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solution for many organizations. As a result, more and more IT departments are embracing the cloud as they recognize its key role in digital transformation.
While this trend signals a positive shift toward modernization, migrating an organization’s critical workloads to the cloud is a complex undertaking that requires thorough planning and careful execution to avoid business disruption and unexpected costs. But with the right partner and a comprehensive data center exit strategy, organizations can achieve a successful migration.