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Cloud Readiness Assessment

If you are being asked to assess whether you company is ready to migrate to the Cloud, you're not alone. As of 2022, 94% of companies use cloud technology in some form or another.

Here are few statistics:

  • 83% of enterprise workloads were expected be in the cloud by 2020
  • The global public cloud service market is projected to reach $266 billion in 2020
  • 66% of enterprises already have a central cloud team or a cloud center of excellence

That's great for those companies who have adopted the cloud OpEx vs. CapEx approach, but not all companies are ready to take the plunge. Some barriers might include:

  • legacy software that can't be migrated or rebuilt easily in the cloud
  • smaller or overworked IT teams that don't have the bandwidth to take another project
  • lack of cloud training or certification and a lack of bandwidth or corporate support in achieving them
  • concerns around security or accuracy around cost estimates

Whatever the reason, it's worth taking the time to do a cloud migration readiness assessment before taking the plunge or diving into architecture right away.

What does being cloud ready mean?

Some key things to assess before moving to the cloud have to do with:

  • organizational readiness
  • clearly defined scope
  • a well-vetted timeline
  • team/resource availability
  • cloud familiarity or available consulting resource

We've prepared an easy to answer cloud migration readiness self-assessment in a checklist form, which you can download as a digital PDF, printable PDF, or spreadsheet. We hope it is helpful!

Date posted: June 3, 2022

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About the Author

Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon - a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.


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