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The top 5 blockers of a Cloud Migration

In General
December 22, 2020

What are the major blockers to an organisation’s cloud migration? The Flexera State of Cloud Report 2020 lists the 10 top reasons based on their research. In this blog, we’re going to look at things a little differently and give you our top 5 based on our experience over the last 8 years of running DevOpsGroup.  

A graph from Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report detailing cloud initiatives
Figure 1 – Cloud Migration Challenges – Source: Flexera State of Cloud Report 2020

#1 Technical Debt 

We’ve written about technical debt time, and time, and time again so it’s no surprise this tops our list. We’d argue that the #1 & #2 challenges on Flexera’s list “understanding app dependencies” and “accessing technical feasibility” are only challenges because of the technical debt that exists inside your organisation’s app portfolio.  

If you haven’t been upgrading and managing your application portfolio effectively, to the point where you no longer understand what depends on…

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