"Lift and Shift" traditionally is a fit for applications already running in the cloud or an existing virtualized environment that can be imaged and brought over "as-is" without major programmatic, configuration changes or application related changes.
Pages 42-43 highlight WSM Founder & COO, Ryan Pelerin, advising enterprise businesses on key considerations before, during and after cloud migration.
WSM article in Data Center Knowledge on the critical testing phase to ensure successful cloud adoption. A must read for anyone undertaking migration, especially for end-of-life servers (such as Windows 2003) and cloud transformations.
Part 3 of Network Computing series on best practices for cloud migration. WSM Founder & COO Ryan Pelerin covers migration execution and the importance of a cloud migration plan and cloud migration process. Migration testing tactics are addressed, along with load testing and vulnerability assessments to ensure a successful cloud migration.
Part 2 of WSM & Network Computing Cloud Migration series. WSM covers automated cloud migration tools, version upgrades and application transformation considerations.