Even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, companies needed to increase efficiency and agility while continuing to invest in innovation. This is why large-scale cloud migration is considered as a serious option by many companies, not only in view of the economic crisis, but also triggered by, e.g., required hardware refresh, expiring outsourcing contracts, and data center consolidation strategies.
As with traditional IT outsourcing (ITO) engagements, such a transfer of IT services from CMO (current mode of operation) to FMO (future mode of operation) involves various potential challenges, conflicts, and cost drivers. However, cloud migration is different from ITO transition. Besides there being different responsibilities, it is the range of available tools, such as for discovery, planning, migration, and documentation, and above all the level of automation that distinguish a cloud migration from a classic ITO transition.