Here's a primer on how to calculate the total cost of a cloud migration and compare your on-premises expenses to what you'll spend on the move
"Determining the cost of a cloud migration isn't easy," opines Chris Tozzi in
"Not only do businesses need to account for the differences between on-premises and cloud prices, they also must consider a variety of other factors -- many of which are often overlooked.
Some costs are easy to predict. For example, the cost of migrating data from on-premises storage to cloud-based object storage is straightforward. Other migration costs, like those incurred from workload refactoring, are more difficult to nail down. It's also easy to overlook expenses associated with things like staffing and deploying new types of services..."
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