Data compliance regulations. Software license agreements. Existing service management. These are just some of the reasons (excuses) business owners give for why they haven’t made the move to cloud computing. The reasons are varied, but the underlying truth is the same: They’re afraid to make the move and worry that the transition will be too hard on their company.
So, you’re thinking about moving your application to the public cloud and leaning toward Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the best fit?
Well, that is no surprise. More and more businesses are looking to leverage the powerful tools developed by our friends in Seattle. As AWS approaches the $100 billion revenue mark this year, the popularity of the platform is unlikely to change anytime soon.
While on the surface AWS appears easy enough to set up and manage, there are countless deployment decisions one must make to ensure mission-critical apps can withstand a severe outage. The considerations and process for moving to the public cloud should be just as rigorous as any major change to your IT strategy. In lieu of that, here are three common pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.
Cloud deployment tools. On-demand micro-services. Security scanning for Amazon Cloud Services (AWS). Staying up-to-date on all the cloud #devops tools is like playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Just when you think you have a handle on all the cool tools at your disposal, another proliferation of cloud resources launch and you’re head-down into research mode again. If you’re a developer hoping to be the first to test new cloud technology tools, monitoring in-development startups is a great way to go. Review the following roundup of powerful beta cloud resources to see which ones you’ll be signing up for:
The public cloud has forever changed the way companies approach IT strategy. Because it can significantly reduce capital expenditures, enhance sharing and collaboration, and provide the ideal launch pad for new applications, nearly 9 in 10 enterprises now use public cloud services. Moving to the cloud, however, is not as simple as signing up and setting up.
Before you consider going public, download an evaluation checklist over at the Server Intellect site and consider these questions.
These days technology is on a fast track, especially the Internet. In the blink of an eye, everything changes and it’s often hard for the average person to keep up. New terms appear out of the blue, creating confusion and possibly stress for Internet users. The cloud is one such term, nebulous and unnerving to the uninformed. What is this “cloud” and why should someone use it?
Yesterday, SingleHop and Server Intellect introduced a new managed services offering to help companies achieve more efficiency, security and control for their Microsoft Azure environments. The services are a natural extension of Server Intellect’s rich expertise in Microsoft-based private cloud and managed hosting and squarely target the growing adoption of Azure as a critical component of many companies’ IT strategies.
I’m excited about this launch. Really! And I’ll tell you why.