I get this question all the time: How long will it take to move a certain number of applications to the cloud? Of course, they get the standard consultant answer: “It depends.” But there are some rules of thumb that you can apply to get a general understanding how much work will be involved to make the migration.

These rules of thumb deal with function and object points, complexity, data coupling, and use of cloud-native features.[ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. | Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ]
Many enterprises look to move applications without modification, aka “lift and shift.” This means you can’t take advantage of cloud-native features, such as identity management, asset management, or governance, but you’re willing to sacrifice cloud-native for speed.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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