Once you’ve implemented your cloud migration strategy, you’ll want to ensure that you’re successfully taking advantage of the cloud’s performance, scalability, and cost saving benefits.

This will enable you to only pay for the services and resources you use, achieve a greater ROI, and receive additional savings by taking advantage of the latest cloud capabilities. This is also the best time to start looking at new services for modernizing your application, migrating to PaaS and even SaaS, where applicable.

On-premises tools are not built for cloud scale and agility. Plus, they’re simply not aligned with the new usage models enabled by the cloud. Continual optimization is a critical third step in your migration journey. Optimization targets two main areas—ensuring peak performance and continual cost efficiency.