Expert Roundtable: 8 Guidelines To Move Your Applications To The Cloud

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There are two dimensions to cloud computing that you must be aware of, and quickly.

The first is “phase one” of cloud computing wherein you host your e-mail, website and a few more mature services in the cloud. Whether it’s hosted by Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange or CRM from BatchBlue or InfusionSoft, there are a variety of solutions and services for “in the cloud” computing. This is what many businesses are doing now.

But a new era is maturing: the applications you now run on a traditional server are also moving to the cloud. This could be a custom inventory solution, a special customer service application—it could be anything that you now run from a server in your office.

There is less of a need to use traditional servers to host your software and for you to have worry about security, maintenance and scalability issues when you can host your software in the cloud.

One of the most important aspects to consider as you move your software to the cloud is which hosted software vendor you should use. Microsoft? Or others?

Other things to consider include cost, security, scalability, portability, data location, uptime, support, technology services, support and customized solutions.

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  • Don Fries

    You are correct. everything that you mentioned on your last paragraph should be considered. There are lots of software vendors who offer some of the considerations like security, portability, support technology services but what about the cost, security and others . If its possible, try to consider all of it. It will surely benefit your business in general.

  • JR

    Just saw your blog and i find it very interesting. All the guidelines that you mentioned are all valid considerations for new cloud computing. It will be up for business owner which software vendor they can look for around the web. This guidelines will help them a lot.

    Great blog!