Cloud

As you plan to move applications to the cloud, you’re right to be concerned about the vast changes that will be required of your architecture—and your organization—as you make the transformation. If you’re already there, you need to decide whether and how to expand further into the cloud. Both public cloud and private cloud have advantages—plan your options carefully and be confident in the choice that is right for your organization.

Cloud · 10 min. read

Infographic: 6 steps to prepare your architecture for the cloud

Lift and shift is simple to say, not to do. It’s going to be messy. If you’re considering moving to the cloud, you’re right to be concerned about the vast changes that will be required as you make your transition. The good news is that if you’re like most companies, you’ve done this before. Many times. About every three to five years you overhaul your core architectures. You adjust how you deliver applications. You strive to increase performance, enhance security, and reduce costs. The bad news is that with cloud, things will be even more complicated. You might not have control over services. You may not be able to hard code connections or do things the old way.

Cloud · 5 min. read

Preserve your flexibility in the cloud

Developers are having a greater impact on how applications are architected, and in many cases, making unilateral choices that are in effect making business decisions for the company. While nearly two-thirds of enterprise IT managers believe they should be the deciding vote in selecting a public cloud service, moving apps to the cloud, or creating a private cloud, business units disagree about 40 percent of the time. CIOs need to manage this.