Once the classification of applications is completed, each application needs to be evaluated using the following criteria:
The first step towards building a successful roadmap to the cloud is to prepare an inventory of your current business applications. Once the inventory is complete, these applications may be classified into the following 7 broad categories. This helps with the prioritization of application workloads for migration to the cloud. It also helps you understand the time, effort, and cost involved in cloud migration for each application.
IT is a business enabler, and cloud computing has become an increasingly significant solution for IT as it helps the organization meet its core business goals. This is due to the cloud’s elasticity, scalability and virtually instant availability. In a series of five blog posts, I’ll describe the four vital steps for a successful migration of application workloads to the cloud.