Cloud Migration Blog
Back in the late 80's, Cisco, IBM, universities and others started working out the complexities of how to support availability to utilize multiple network paths and vendors with the Border Gateway Protocol.
When it comes to migrating server workloads to the cloud, not all applications are created equal. Mission-critical applications and workloads are typically the hardest to virtualize, and therefore they're the ones you need to be the most cautious about when making changes to the way they are run. They’re often the most complex and most critical to a business and questions around stakeholder buy-in, architecture, and ISV support and licensing must be addressed before making a move to the cloud. Unlike secondary applications, which can usually be virtualized in a self-contained manner, your mission-critical applications touch a wider range of people, processes and technologies.
The market is strong for public cloud services, supported by recent Gartner* research projecting the public cloud compute and storage market to grow cumulatively to $128 billion dollars from 2014 to 2018. That’s a CAGR of 35%. In addition, private cloud adoption is forecasted to reach 72% in 2014. And by 2016 private cloud will give way to hybrid cloud, where at least 50% of large enterprises will have a hybrid cloud solution in place. The cloud is big business with seemingly little in the way to stop its forward progress. So it’s not surprising that service providers, system integrators and others are scrambling to get in on the action to capitalize on the hyper growth of cloud.
When embarking on a cloud migration project, you want it to be seamless and quick, especially if multiple servers are involved. The ability to automate repetitive tasks and changes across multiple servers will certainly save your business time. In this blog post we will discuss the benefits of pre and post scripting when it comes to moving multiple servers or workloads to the cloud.
Migrating a single server to the cloud has its benefits including reduced risk of downtime, reduced risk of errors due to complexity and the assurance that compliance and security policies are met. But what if you could remove all these risk elements even during a larger multi-server migration? In this post we will outline how your business can approach both a single or multi server migration and the benefits and pitfalls for both approaches.
Companies have realized the value of IT resources, and the intelligent workload management (IWM) is a solution for the cumbersome task of optimizing performance and getting business needs to drive technology solutions.