Migrating Applications to Public Cloud Services: Roadmap for Success
Across all industries, momentum is building to migrate applications to cloud computing. While cost savings, speed of deployment, and scalability top the list of business motivations, an increasing number of enterprises view cloud computing as a key enabler of business transformation that can help improve customer engagement, forge new partnerships, and drive competitive advantage.
The migration of applications to cloud computing must be done in a strategic and methodical manner. Existing enterprise applications must be thoroughly assessed to determine which workloads can benefit most from early migration to the cloud. Key considerations include cost of migration, application redesign, application performance, availability, security and privacy requirements, as well as regulatory requirements.
Migrating Applications to Public Cloud Services: Roadmap for Success is a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT) and business decision makers analyze and consider application migration to cloud computing. It includes a list of steps, along with guidance and strategies, that takes into consideration both business and technical requirements.
The section titled “Motivation and Considerations” provides an overview of the potential impact that the migration of enterprise applications to cloud computing will have on new and existing business processes. This section provides guidance on the types of applications that are best suited for migration to the cloud.
The section titled “Migration Roadmap” is the heart of the guide and includes the basic steps of a formalized migration process. It details both strategic and tactical activities for decision makers to develop a business plan and detailed migration plan.