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How to move data to the cloud without losing your mind

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  • If youre running a hybrid environment, you know the

    public cloud isnt one-size-fits-all.

  • Youll hit roadblocks if you aim to simply lift and shift data to cloud services

    but its not always clear how to transition better.

  • A successful move to hybrid IT depends on three factors:

    availability, performance and latency.

  • 1. Availability: One benefit to on-prem data center infrastructure

    is controlling its availability.

    When a cloud provider houses your applications, you take a passenger seat.

  • Cloud servers need maintenance, too and sometimes, that happens at the exact moment you need to

    access a virtual machine.

  • Does this app require the high availability of

    an on-prem environment?

    Before moving apps to the cloud, consider:

  • If it does, youll need to consider rewriting the app for the cloud or keeping it on-premises

    to avoid your end users taking a hit.

  • 2. Performance: Theres no guarantee your cloud provider will mirror

    the benchmarks you use to gauge performance on-premises.

  • How much compute do your apps use?

    Will they deliver the same results running on cloud infrastructure?

    Whats the apps performance SLA, and can the cloud meet it?

  • If the answers to these questions are surprising, you might find

    yourself raising your cloud budget to maintain a performance status quo.

  • 3. Latency: If you move an app to cloud services, it might affect users

    experience interacting with it.

  • Cloud hubs might be located thousands of miles away from your data center.

  • If your data uses the internet to travel to the cloud, its effectively taking a public subway ride delays and all.

  • To avoid pushing latency issues on your users, adopt an edge computing approach to keep

    apps running in your data center while moving their related storage to the cloud.

  • Remember: Many apps can run in the cloud. Its just a question of how much

    time and how many resources youll invest to get it there.

  • Balancing on-premises infrastructure, enterprise data centers and regional cloud

    hubs is a challenge for every team

    but keep your priorities straight, and youll reach the right combination of cloud and on-prem infrastructure in no time.

  • Learn how edge computing can accelerate hybrid IT for your team.

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