As companies put hybrid cloud strategies into action, there are a few lessons they tend to learn the hard way. For example: there’s no silver-bullet way to move applications to the cloud. Certain workloads thrive on premises but lag behind in the cloud; others are ideal for a public cloud environment. Learning the applications that fall into each category requires a time-honored, highly scientific process: trial and error.
On the bright side, once a company stops looking for a black-and-white guide for “lifting and shifting” apps to the cloud, the process actually becomes easier. The team can focus on the factors that matter most during a move to hybrid cloud: availability, performance and latency. With these aspects in mind, IT teams can ask questions of every individual app, workload and data set to accurately predict its eventual cloud performance.
For example, before moving apps to the cloud, IT pros should consider:
- Will this app require the high availability of an on-prem environment?
- Should we re-write the app for the cloud?
- How much compute does this app use daily?
- Does its performance SLA match up with the cloud?
- Can we expect the same results from this app in the cloud as we’ve seen on-prem?
Our latest SlideShare, “How to move apps to the cloud without losing your mind (or your data),” discusses these questions and tips for every organization launching a hybrid plan. By keeping priorities in check and focusing on latency, performance and availability requirements for individual apps, IT pros can overcome cloud challenges and skip ahead to enjoy the benefits. Click through the slides below to learn more.