Going cloud-native is not merely migrating your comnpute infrastructure to the cloud. It is getting your applications and data native for that environment.
Amr Awadallah, chief technology officer at Cloudera, describes the environment for a lot of businesses around Asia as they transition to a cloud journey beyond just the platform. He talks about what is missing at many of these organizations in responding to the new ways of doing business in the digital age.
Gartner predicts that through 2022, insufficient cloud IaaS skills will delay half of enterprise IT organizations’ migration to the cloud by two years or more. Today’s cloud migration strategies tend more toward “lift-and-shift” than toward modernization or refactoring. However, lift-and-shift projects do not develop native-cloud skills. This is creating a market where service providers cannot train and certify people quickly enough to satisfy the need for skilled cloud professionals.
“As consulting companies struggle to find a bench of talented people with relevant cloud skills, clients are falling short of their cloud adoption objectives. System integrators (SIs) are the fallback, but clients often do not trust them because many SIs are also still learning and struggle to scale their operations to meet demand,” said the analyst.
Awadallah re-affirms this condition in this exclusive with FutureCIO. Watch the video.