business leaders stopped talking about moving enterprise applications to the
public cloud and actually took the plunge. In one 2019 cloud-computing survey
of more than 700 IT professionals, 31% called assessing the viability of public
cloud a ‘top priority.’
it’s the allure of cloud’s ‘pay-as-you-go’ model, or the promise of lower
infrastructure costs and higher utilization rates. Whatever the motivation,
spending on public cloud solutions is outpacing private cloud by more than
some point, companies planning a cloud migration must decide which applications
are most suitable to move. Though there are always exceptions, putting core or
mission-critical apps up in the ether is often avoided.
as CIO.com reminds, there are many applications which, regardless of your
business, can be confidently migrated to the public cloud.
1) Websites. The general nature of product and company
information make websites a good fit for the public cloud. Plus, the provider’s
security practices may be more than adequate for public-facing content.
2) Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus. Both services can be comfortably
placed in the public cloud, says CIO.com, as many companies have.
3) Human Resources. Because they are used infrequently, compared
with mission-critical apps, recruitment, benefits administration and other HR
functions are solid options for the public cloud.
for larger organizations, include development and testing, training servers and
one-off Big Data projects. Uncovering the what, why and how of cloud migration
is seldom cut and dried.