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Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Assessing Performance and Response Time Requirements

Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Assessing Performance and Response Time Requirements

Assessing applications and workloads for readiness for migration to cloud computing allows organizations to determine which applications and data can (or cannot) be readily moved to a cloud computing environment and which delivery models (public, private, or hybrid) can be supported.

Generally speaking, some applications and workloads are more suitable for the cloud than others. A cost-benefit model indicates the relative difficulty in moving an application to a cloud service versus the anticipated business value in making that move. Factors affecting this model include the response time implications; integration with other applications and data sources and the complexity of the integration.

This guide is a supplement to Migrating Applications to Public Cloud Services: Roadmap for Success where steps are outlined that end users should take to ensure successful migration to cloud computing.

In Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Assessing Performance and Response Time Requirements, the CSCC expands upon the importance of thoroughly assessing performance and response time requirements and the potential effects of increased network latency. A best practice perspective of how to perform this type of analysis is highlighted. Emphasis is placed on mapping business requirements to the underlying technology to help improve decisions regarding the suitability of cloud computing for a particular workload. By more fully testing and quantifying performance and response time implications early on in the migration process, performance issues that could compromise successful cloud migration can be avoided or mitigated.

To get the most out of this supplement it is recommended that you also read Migration Applications to Public Cloud Services: Roadmap for Success, or review the paper if you have already read it.

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