We’re living in the cloud age. This technology trend has so fundamentally changed the way businesses operate, and the way we live our daily lives. In fact, the term ‘cloud’ is inextricably linked to the idea of ‘change’. It empowers innovative ways to work, new business models, never-before-imaginable agility and efficiency, deeper insights and so much more.

So the cloud is about change, and most people recognise that. Why then, do a number of business and IT leaders insist on a lift-and-shift approach to cloud migrations? As noted a great blog on this topic, a lift-and-shift approach “is an appealing idea among people…who want change but don’t want to change.”

The real benefit of cloud for a business come in taking advantage of cloud services, that empower the business to focus on it does best. Using the cloud shouldn’t be just about cheap storage.

IDC’s Deepak Mohan highlights the need for IT to consciously change their thinking and processes. “The process change is the piece that enterprises often fail to consider…the issue is that the cloud is much more than just picking up an application or data and dropping it in”.

At Soltius, we understand that for many customers with a host of on-premise systems, the thought of migrating to the cloud can seem a little overwhelming. The migration of business-critical systems is not something to be taken lightly. But what if there was a tried and tested, pain-free cloud migration service that left you with a new perspective on your IT landscape?

Introducing Soltius AirLift.

Instead of simply lifting-and-shifting everything you do on-premise to the cloud, why not make the most of the opportunity to transform the way you operate. AirLift is our ‘Lift and Transform’ cloud migration service that focuses on the adoption of cloud technology and services, over the simple ‘moving’ of virtual machines.

Benefit from the right thinking, which in turn will ensure migrations are completed correctly, with low risk and the delivery of a quality cloud environment.

Find out more about Soltius AirLift by clicking here.

And here’s the lowdown on our other new packaged cloud offerings: Soltius CloudCompass (path to cloud guidance), Soltius GearShift (cloud automation framework and tools), Soltius Horizon (next generation managed services).