Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a cloud migration plan, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
Migrating to the cloud requires some careful planning, if you want to get it done right …and with as little hassle as possible. So let's explore a good roadmap for moving into …the cloud. Number one, get educated. You can start by getting a rough picture of your current …infrastructure and calculate equivalent cost in the cloud. …You can get a very good general estimate of your cost savings by simply getting the CPU …and memory footprint of your current machines, as well as your current bandwidth usage, and …then look up prices at Rackspace Cloud or Amazon EC2. Once you've verified the savings, …it could provide you with the ammunition you need to get that green light.…
Next, access which parts of your application, typically database, must either reside in-house …or at a managed host. If your apps have any HIPAA or PCI requirements for example, learn …the impacts of moving them to the cloud as well. And why not hire some pros? Bring in …professionals and leverage all their successes and failures. Lots of other people have made …
David also presents an overview of migration and common cloud technologies as you contemplate a move to the cloud, including Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Live, and more. The final chapter outlines how to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the cloud for your business.
- Understanding the components and infrastructure of the cloud
- Working with storage and database services
- Understanding the benefits of cloud computing
- Assessing security risks
- Obtaining cloud storage
- Working with Google Apps, Windows Live, iCloud, and more
- Migrating to the cloud
- Training others on cloud use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Computing Basics
2. Evaluate whether Cloud Computing Is Right for Your Business
3. Explore Cloud Storage
4. Explore Cloud Tools
5. Migrate to the Cloud
Securing data2m 26s
6. Evaluate Cloud Performance in Your Business
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