10 Transforming your data center can feel like trying to change the wheels on your car as you’re barreling down the highway. Learn why in this video clip. PART 6 Third-party support Once the assessment is complete and service providers have been selected — or even prior to the selection — it’s vital to bring in the right partner to help with the migration process. This partner must have an understanding of how to develop and execute a successful migration strategy, and have knowledge of all the technical components that will be impacted by a move to the public cloud. The partner can also help select the right tools and migration mechanisms. Q: Why do organizations need help from outside? A: Because in many cases companies do not possess the necessary expertise, experience, or time to migrate workloads to the cloud. There are many moving parts involved, and unless an organization has extensive experience dealing with cloud migrations the learning curve can be steep.