10 Cloud Migration Mistakes To Avoid - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
10 Cloud Migration Mistakes To Avoid
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
2/3/2015 | 6:44:07 PM
Optimze app for cloud? Or optimize cloud for app?
On number 5, you can tweak the app to run on some set virtual server in the cloud, or you can right-size the virtual server through experience and performance feedback. Recommencd the latter. Maybe it's a chicken and egg problem.
reichmanIT
50%
50%
reichmanIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2015 | 10:38:30 AM
Think about a backout strategy
Cloud providers make it easy to put data in, but getting it out is more complicated and costly.  Enterprises evaluating cloud solutions should give some thought to a backout strategy when they evaluate cloud vendors.  Having an idea of how difficult it would be to unwind an investment in cloud and move the data to another location, either a different cloud service provider or back to an on-premises solution should be part of the evaluation process.  Even if there isn't an easy solution to this, it makes sense to be aware of just how hard it would be if you have to get out of the deal for any reason, including dissatisfaction, high cost, cloud provider going out of business or changing strategy, poor performance, etc.
jagibbons
50%
50%
jagibbons,
User Rank: Ninja
2/4/2015 | 12:18:59 PM
Re: Think about a backout strategy
The backout strategy is an important factor. It is related to the long-term business outlook for the cloud vendor. What happens if a new player in the market disappears? Know what you need to know to protect your company's digital assets.
Stratustician
50%
50%
Stratustician,
User Rank: Ninja
2/4/2015 | 2:33:40 PM
Re: Think about a backout strategy
I'll also support this.  When cloud started emerging as a mainstream business model, vendor lock-in was a huge issue mostly due to the platform disparity.  Now that more and more cloud providers offer flexibility in the underlying platform, its less of an issue, but getting data out and knowing where the legalities and service provider terms affect backing out is still quite a mess when it comes to navigating.


The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/20/2020
News
IT Spending Forecast: Unfortunately, It's Going to Hurt
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/15/2020
Commentary
Helping Developers and Enterprises Answer the Skills Dilemma
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  5/19/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll