Why Identity is Critical for a Successful Cloud Migration

Executive Boardroom - 2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

According to Gartner: 

  • A sound identity and access management (IAM) strategy is fundamental for successful application migrations to the cloud 
  • Directory integration continues to be a top concern for Gartner clients migrating legacy applications to IaaS. 

When migrating applications, DevOps teams may not properly account for IAM, leading to IAM challenges and misalignment with the organization's overall IAM architecture. This session will provide considerations, case studies, and recommendations for successful cloud migrations. 

Topics include: 

  • Choosing the optimal location for the cloud directory services based upon the latency, security and compliance requirements of each application. 
  • Avoiding a massive Active Directory consolidation project but still not migrating over all of the sins of the Active Directory past. 
  • Revising applications with longer life spans to take advantage of modern identity protocols. 
  • Virtualizing existing directories to create a rationalized master image of the users.