After assessing your current state, analyze and design your objective architecture. A cloud-native architecture is different than traditional architectures and stresses 'Loose-Coupling', 'Web Standards', 'Asynchronous Messaging' and much more. After these two stages you are ready to take action and begin the migration process. Migrating your applications to this new cloud-native architecture is an opportunity to develop an agile IT infrastructure that delivers computing power as simply as utilities deliver electric power! Assess your current state via metadata collection (hardware, applications, data , organizational readiness, and architectural readiness) and evaluation methods (capacity analysis, risk analysis, complexity analysis, etc.). A proper assessment will allow you to prioritize your migration, find the quick-wins and know the risks. An organization's cloud migration process often involves merging an on-site IT infrastructure with a hybrid cloud solution, which may be accessed over the Internet for a fee. Hybrid cloud solutions transition between one or more cloud providers and usually provide on-demand and provisioned server space, applications and services. Cloud migration is critical for achieving real-time and updated performance and efficiency. Thus, cloud migration requires careful analysis, planning and execution to ensure the cloud solution's compatibility with organizational requirements. While a cloud migration can present numerous challenges and raise security concerns, cloud computing can also enable a company to potentially reduce capital expenditures and operating costs while also benefiting from the dynamic scaling, high availability, multi-tenancy and effective resource allocation advantages cloud-based computing offers. Cloud computing is inevitable The traditional IT infrastructure can not handle the demands of burst users (as witnessed in the recent health insurance exchange crashes), nor does it offer elasticity (cost. savings for tight budgets), big data capability (exponential growth in data volume) or agility (rapid provisioning in minutes). Just like IBM and Amazon, most organizations see the benefits of this new computing-as-a-utility landscape and are ready to forge a road map to get there.