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November 2011, Vol. 1 No. 4

No democracy for apps in the cloud?

Just because you want to move an application to the cloud doesn’t mean that you should. In the cloud, not all applications are created equal, and some are downright wrong for the infrastructure model.  To make the right decision about which apps to move, you need a solid migration strategy. You need to consider your application portfolio and your business requirements to prevent problems such as poor application performance and latency, data leakage, or issues with compliance or other regulations. Applications subject to regulation or those that are business-critical, for example, are often poor candidates for cloud migration. And legacy applications may not stand up to the customization required for a move to the cloud.  But when it comes to these decisions, you don’t have to fend for yourself. You can rely on established best practices to prevent disaster. Here’s how to develop a foolproof strategy for moving the right applications to the cloud, which starts by outlining clear objectives, then focuses on your application ...

Features in this issue

  • Trends in cloud computing

    by  Jo Maitland

    Altaf Rupani, the vice president of global strategic planning and architecture at Dow Jones, is on a mission to get the best out of new cloud computing architectures.

  • No democracy for apps in the cloud?

    by  Mike Laverick

    In the cloud, not all applications are created equal, and moving some applications there could spell disaster. Here are seven steps to create a rock-solid strategy for porting apps to the cloud.

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