Companies are soaring toward the cloud. The advantages of cloud deployments—once speculative—are now abundantly evident, and everyone is either onboard or buying their ticket. Those who have already bought in are assessing ways to refine their cloud strategies to better serve their organizational requirements, while those who have traditionally taken a more cautious approach to new technologies are deciding what form of cloud to adopt. Logically, it’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition and the point of buoyancy for cloud technologies seems to be a hybrid environment consisting of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers. The question is, how do you get there without risk and personal sacrifice?

This white paper explains how cloud technologies are a viable and accessible alternative for many organizations needing to reduce their IT infrastructure costs and improve scalability and flexibility. It also reveals how migration tools can help you move between two very different topologies and avoid downtime and risk. Migration tools packaged as a virtual appliance allow you to implement new migration capabilities quickly.