Aug 23, 2012
9 Vital Questions On Moving Apps To the Cloud
Public cloud services have become a legitimate alternative to running applications in a premises data center, but the decision to move an application from in-house to a cloud service is a complex one. Companies have to consider business drivers, application availability and business continuity (and the costs associated with ensuring uptime), compliance, security and user adoption.
This report presents nine questions that IT leaders should ask, and answer, to make informed and decisions about whether to move on-premises applications to the public cloud. For the purpose of these questions, “public cloud” can mean infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service (e.g., Heroku) or software-as-a-service (e.g., Salesforce.com), as each of these could be the end target for an on-premises application.
The report also looks at several criteria that companies should consider the first time they migrate an application to the public cloud. These criteria include the underlying OS, the amount of data to be transferred and the operational complexity of moving the application to a cloud platform. (S5580912)