Cloud adoption and migrations have continued to accelerate over the years. And while organizations have come a long way, most organizations still have about 40% left to migrate to the public cloud. A common perception is that migrating existing workloads to the public cloud — especially those with a lot of data — is complex, time consuming, and risky. With the right planning, however, enterprise IT organizations can rapidly establish good migration practices to accelerate migrations and lower risk. Read on for essential tips to guide IT organizations through the four key parts of the migration process: assess, plan, migrate, and optimize.