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How to get full value of your cloud migration

Moving databases and workloads to the cloud is no longer a seriously debated topic in the private sector, as it is now considered standard operating procedure. Companies in competitive industries are accelerating the process of untethering on-premises assets to advance productivity and efficiency and to gain a competitive edge. The goal is to move assets to the cloud quickly and in a way that maximizes benefits.

Federal agencies aren’t quite there. Despite the government’s years-long...

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Moving databases and workloads to the cloud is no longer a seriously debated topic in the private sector, as it is now considered standard operating procedure. Companies in competitive industries are accelerating the process of untethering on-premises assets to advance productivity and efficiency and to gain a competitive edge. The goal is to move assets to the cloud quickly and in a way that maximizes benefits.

Federal agencies aren’t quite there. Despite the government’s years-long exhortations encouraging the migration of workloads to the cloud and the consolidation of more than 10,000 federal databases, several factors have impeded progress and contributed to a latency in federal enterprise modernization.

Among the culprits are inadequate IT budgets, overreliance on “lift-a nd-shift” migrations and single-cloud solutions, legacy systems that siphon off critical funds, security concerns and inadequate in-house expertise.

Now, a triad of advanced technologies, federal policies and the expansion of remote work in the coronavirus era are driving agencies to surmount challenges to cloud adoptions — and to gain operational efficiencies and benefits that, until now, were out of reach. Yet challenges remain.

“The really critical workloads — mission-critical workloads — are still running on premises, which makes it difficult for agencies to really utilize the value of the cloud,” said Ashish Gandotra, Master Principal Sales Architect at Oracle.

For federal agencies, successfully executing the next phase of cloud adoption is critical to continued mission attainment. Proper migration of databases saves money, improves performance, speeds operations, reduces latency and enhances predictability, while also simplifying implementations, integrations and migrations.

With so much on the line, well-managed agencies will push harder for smarter migrations that yield maximum benefits. GovLoop, Oracle and Affigent, a turnkey IT solutions provider and leading Oracle partner for more than a decade, created this report to explore the common obstacles to successful cloud migration — and proven strategies for overcoming them.

To read the entire report, click here.