Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Lift-and-shift Cloud Migration

By |2024-04-03T09:15:13-04:00March 13th, 2024|article, blog, Cloud Migration, Email Migration|

Imagine lifting a couch and moving it into a new room. The couch looks exactly the same, just in a different location. Lift-and-shift cloud migrations work essentially the same way. While the simplicity may seem attractive, organizations should explore the benefits and limitations of lift-and-shift cloud migration before committing to this method. In a lift-and-shift migration, the migration team takes existing on-premises applications and data and moves them to the cloud environment with minimal modifications. Also known as rehosting, this type of migration requires minimal retraining and time. Fast and cost-effective, it comes with some significant drawbacks. Quick and Easy