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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Evaluating Application Fit With Cloud

Questions You Should Be Asking To Determine Where To Run Your Apps

May 5, 2011

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  • By Galen Schreck
  • with Randy Heffner

Why Read This Report

Faced with a multitude of public and private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, firms must determine their approach for leveraging these options. Enterprise architects should begin mapping their application portfolios to determine which apps will move to cloud-based platforms. This report outlines a process to simplify the evaluation of application fit with cloud computing, examining the key business and technology issues that must be considered. The outcome of this process will help enterprise architects determine which of their applications should move to cloud soonest, and which ones should be set aside for a future date. The evaluation process can also be used to adjust your cloud capabilities road map to maximize the number of applications that can be migrated in the future.

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Table of Contents

  • Eliminate Confusion By Settling On A Definition For Cloud
  • A Process For Evaluating Application Fit With Cloud
  • Overview Of The Evaluation Process

  • Tips For A Successful Assessment Process
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