A Cloud migration blueprint

Moving to the Cloud is getting easier all the time. This blueprint gives some insight into the best ways to make your move.

Dave Rosenberg Co-founder, MuleSource
Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.
Dave Rosenberg

Over on ZDNet, Larry Dignan has a great blueprint for companies considering a move to the Cloud. A company called Helpstream migrated it's infrastructure to Amazon Web Services over the course of six months while maintaining service all along.

Some projected savings from the move to the Cloud:

  • Helpstream will save 100 percent on servers, switches, VPNs and other infrastructure;
  • 21 percent on bandwidth, cage space and other Amazon charges;
  • 59 percent on monitoring, server administration and in-cage work.

It's becoming more and more clear that the Cloud, and specifically Amazon's Web Services represents a viable deployment model for all kinds of applications. The reduced cost and ease of deployment far outweighs the downsides.

Realistically, enterprises will always have a bit of hardware for local development and QA, but even a 50 percent cost reduction on hardware would be fantastic. And at this point, security is not dramatically different from you would be running yourself in a corporate data center.

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