As more businesses move workloads to the cloud it’s important to look at the key trends, opportunities and challenges of migration in detail. From prioritising mission-critical functions to preparing for security issues, planning for a successful migration needs to begin early.

With rising emphasis on cloud-first strategies, 2020 is set to be a momentous decade for cloud networking.

The cloud was one of the biggest innovations that defined the 2010s, but the 2020s will pave the way for total takeover. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their Survey sample traditional data centres altogether and move to the cloud, deeming physical hubs and server farms virtually redundant.

As we are now, 10% of organisations have already made the cut-off. More dependent on cloud services than we’ve ever been and connected to it almost every time we use a device, the shift from physical servers shows no sign of slowing down. In the turn of the new decade, businesses will accelerate adoption, but this raises a lot of questions and concerns for senior IT executives and directors.

Our report delves into the topic of cloud networking. It looks at how the cloud is being adopted and how migration projects are typically rolled out in terms of timescale. However, we wanted to dig deeper into the topic and gain a better understanding of how professionals within the IT space have tackled these cloud projects, what their experience was like, whether it met their expectations, what their biggest challenges were and what held them back.