Virtualisation is a vigorously expanding industry that enables enterprises to consolidate IT infrastructure and has now been embraced in some form by most enterprises. “The Cloud” is the de facto demonstration of virtualisation as a service, however, there are still many concerns regarding the Cloud which are proving to be a bar to mass migration.
Visualisation is a technique used to express data sets. Visualisation facilitates the extraction of meaning from the consolidation and mining of disparate and complex data-sources, but has yet to be widely applied to the problems surrounding migration to the Cloud. This paper aims to draw out some of these concerns and examine how visualisation could be used to complement and help drive forwards virtual migration and innovation.