Cloud Migration Reality Check White Paper

RapidScale Primary Research

The Cloud Migration Reality Check

Navigating Challenges & Maximizing Success

In today's fast-paced tech landscape, cloud migration promises transformative benefits. Yet, our survey reveals a harsh reality – the journey to the cloud is filled with pitfalls, unexpected costs, and the need for adaptability.

We collaborated with Wakefield Research to survey 500 IT decision-makers across North America, ensuring the utmost accuracy in our findings. Our August 2023 survey exposes the true state of cloud migration, uncovering what hinders success and the impact of these obstacles. 

Key Findings

Unexpectedly Complex

90% of technology leaders underestimate the complexity of cloud migrations. 

Cloud Migration Delays

A staggering 35% of technology leaders admit to stalled or delayed efforts. 

Hurdles Impeding Progress

Security concerns and complexity top the list.

App Performance Reality Check

31% fall short of expectations.

Talent Shortages & Resource Allocation

Impacts cloud and beyond.

The Power of Partners

99% prefer service partners for future migrations.

Prepare for Success, Not Surprises!


Our report underscores the importance of strategic planning, partnership selection, and adequate resource allocation. Don't underestimate the cloud's complexity – be prepared!


About RapidScale


Whether you are refreshing legacy IT systems or launching an app that will reach millions, RapidScale empowers your business with a complete set of private and public cloud solutions to simplify IT and unleash innovation.

From Infrastructure as a Service to AI, RapidScale brings you the best portfolio of managed services in the industry, backed by a deep bench of certified experts holding over 1700 accreditations. RapidScale has helped hundreds of customers migrate to AWS, Azure and soon, Google, while also helping over 2000 customers drive the complexity and administration out of IT. RapidScale makes technology your biggest competitive advantage.

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