Application Migration

Evaluating Application Suitability and Migration Patterns for the Cloud


Businesses, constantly searching for ways to gain a competitive edge, are looking at their application portfolios to help meet changing business requirements, optimize operations and add new functionality. When trying to evaluate the next state of an application, you need to do an application rationalization exercise. In many instances, applications have to be migrated to […]

On-Demand Data Centers Are the Wave of the Future


Most companies want either the rock-solid protection of a data center, or the versatile, on-demand flexibility promised by the cloud. But can you have both? There are ways to hedge your bets, of course, by adopting a hybrid IT approach – keeping a data center footprint for mission-critical workloads, and shifting other resources to the […]

Is Google Cloud Platform Ready for the Enterprise?


Over the past few years, most of the enterprise cloud story has been focused on AWS and Azure, while Google was often pushed to the background with comments like “it is a great platform/technology, but it is just not ready for the enterprise.” In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene reflected […]

Sequencing and Wave Planning for Large-Scale Application Migration


When an enterprise has a large portfolio of applications slated for migration to the public cloud, there is a need to identify the sequencing and scheduling aspects of the migration. In this article, we will describe a real-world planning exercise we undertook, highlighting the various elements essential to any planning and sequencing operation. The following […]

HPE’s Evolution to a Hybrid Cloud Environment


By conventional measures, the cloud-first transformation Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) executed would have to be labeled a success. After all, we shrunk our data center footprint from nearly 500 to just four, took $2 billion in costs out of the business, and migrated 90 percent of our apps to a combination of PaaS, SaaS and […]