Companies will start off the journey with the decision to be a cloud-first organization and the creation of a DevOps team, and will then continue with choosing a cloud vendor and setting up the target cloud-operating foundation. Soon after these activities are complete, the time to scale-out and ramp up migrations begins. A cloud native company will have the goal of reducing their self-managed data centers and workloads and shifting those as much as possible to the cloud. There are three main paths this can present:
- Lift-and-shift migration of legacy workloads to the cloud
- Re-engineering of legacy workloads to optimize in the cloud
- Greenfield cloud native development
For most large enterprise companies, all ...