Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

Cloud Migration Is Critical to Cloud Adoption

Cloud Migration as a Workload-Centric Decision

The Challenge -- Which Workloads Move First?

IDC's Cloud Infrastructure Index

The "3S" Characteristics Influencing Workload Placement for a Service Provider

Advice for the Technology Buyer

Applying the "3S" to Workload Selection for Cloud Migration

Speed Requirement -- High-Velocity Workloads Tend to Benefit the Most from Cloud-Based Deployment

Sensitivity Requirement -- Low-Sensitivity Requirements Reduce Risk of Migration Initiative

Scale Requirement -- Small Scale Ensures Completion and Visibility into Outcome

Expanding Beyond Early Phase Migrations

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