Applications to Cloud – Lets get practical – part 1

I've highlighted in previous podcasts the importance of analyzing your application portfolio in depth and plan the migration of each application carefully. Let's get practical this time. I've reconstructed, from actual use cases, an enterprise application portfolio of 1000 applications. Let's use this portfolio to discuss how we should look at application migration for each …

In preparation of Cloud, keep your software evergreen

Many companies have built over the years a portfolio of applications using a variety of technologies. Acquisitions have resulted in the inheritance of multiple applications performing similar functions, making the collection even larger and more heterogeneous. I've even seen Windows 2000, Oracle 5 databases and other very old environments. There is no way those can …

How to transform applications for cloud migration

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in November 2011 One question that keeps haunting me is, “Is the cloud all about transforming the way existing applications are running and experienced by the user or should cloud be focused on innovation and the support of new activities?” Ultimately, I believe it will be …

Decoding Cloud Migration: “Lift-and-shift”

This blog entry was originally posted on March 18th, 2015 In many migration to cloud conversations, the term “lift-and-shift” appears. But what does this term actually mean and what is the user expecting? Ultimately what the user wants, to my understanding, is to migrate an application or applications from the existing environment to a new …