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Application migration to the cloud

Written by : Jan Wiersma (Datacenter & Cloud Evangelist @ EvoSwitch)

After doing the necessary research, reading blogs and white papers, visiting seminars and talking with suppliers, its decided that cloud should become the dot on the horizon for your organization. But how do you reshape your current IT spaghetti into this utopian cloud world?

Migrating to external cloud computing has a significant impact on an IT organization, their role as a supplier and the way in which applications are developed and used. During the migration an organization becomes less of an internal IT environment and increases the utilization of external cloud computing environments. It is,therefore, necessary to take the presence of composite applications in the architecture into account. In addition, the move from the current enterprise IT environment to the different migration paths (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) has its own characteristics.

One of the best ways to approach cloud migration is to view the current IT environment from the perspective of applications or services. At the moment not all applications are suitable for migrating to an external cloud environment. Good candidates are applications that are not mission-critical, are hardly integrated at all with other important applications and those which are of no strategic (competitive) value to the organization.

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