For the last few years we’ve been hearing about the benefits (and all the permutations!) of the cloud. And at this point, many of us agree the benefits are sizable and beneficial. So, let’s say you’ve finally agreed that it’s time to move to the cloud – what’s next?
First off, it’s worth noting that moving to the cloud doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. In fact, your best strategy is usually to start by solving a specific problem or taking advantage of a good opportunity. Companies that weren’t “born in the cloud,” meaning any company more than a couple years old, need a plan for going cloud. What new approaches will you adopt in the cloud? What systems will you sunset, and transition to cloud in the next incarnation? What systems work today and will always stay as they are? You may never be 100% cloud—and that’s ok.
But to begin to go cloud, you do need a plan. Here are some strategies for transitioning to the cloud.View whitepaper
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Organizations will continue to benefit from their data center investments, yet many of these organizations are also looking to benefit from the unique advantages offered by public cloud that cannot be cost-effectively delivered with today’s static data center environments.
- 4 Reasons to Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud:
1. Footprint expansion - Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand capacity - Handle unplanned temporary cap ...
Cloud infrastructure is becoming the primary deployment environment for a majority of workloads.
As organizations extend on-premises data center environments to the public cloud, there are several factors that need to be considered to effectively integrate on-premises data centers with the public cloud in order to realize cloud benefits.
The goal of this paper is to help our customers understand these factors and identify the right cloud platform while identifying potential challenges. ...
1. Footprint Expansion:
Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand Capacity:
Handle unplanned temporary capacity needs and anticipated seasonal spikes in demand without the capital expense of maintaining idle capacity.
3. Test, Development, and IT Lab Environments:
Perform test/dev and lab/training activities in a flexible pay-by-the-hour environment, with the ability to move between cloud, on-premises, and other regions as needed.
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