In spite of the cloud services market having grown significantly, most organizations still run a large majority of their IT applications, services, and workloads in their on-premise data centers. It is significant for enterprises to understand the advantages of moving applications or workloads to the cloud. To do this effectively, they must balance interoperability, compliance, and compatibility to select the right workloads to the cloud.
Migrating workload to the cloud environment depends on:
- Whether a given application will perform effectively in the cloud
- Whether investing in infrastructure would be cost-effective
- Whether the performance, availability and security of the applications would be affected
Workload-centric Approach – For Scalability and Flexibility
Before migrating the workload to the cloud, you need to assess the business impact of integration and process level, define your cloud strategy and objectives, perform a risk-benefit analysis with the downstream applications, and identify the right migration pattern and cloud architecture. Your cloud operating model must deliver the agility, scalability, and flexibility.
You can simply re-host some application, while others may need to make a software change, or replaced with PaaS applications. The challenge for organizations is what is the right workload migration and the kind of cloud application (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS).
The cloud-agnostic assessment of your applications will be made on:
- Cloud compatibility – Selecting the applications depends on their sensitivity, complexity, and business importance
- Cloud platform – Using tools, check how each application will perform in the cloud platform (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), and then determine the right migration configuration
- Migration roadmap – Designing the concept from planning to migration
- Application performance – Check for application performance, because after hosting the application server in the cloud, if the Internet bandwidth impedes application performance, it does little good for a good user experience
- Application portability – Is it easy to migrate a virtualized application server to the cloud? You need to check if the application has external dependencies that can greatly complicate a cloud migration
- Testing – Is moving legacy applications to the cloud an option? You need to know how an application will behave in a cloud environment. Testing helps determine the steps that are involved in moving the app there
PROLIMs Diaspora Helps Migrate Large Workloads at Ease
PROLIM Diaspora 2.0 makes it easier for you to manage your workloads in the cloud. The Cloud-Based Data Migration Platform as a Solution, manages end-to-end Data Migrations, Data Quality Management, Data Archival and Data Reconciliations needs.
It addresses all your business problems across multiple verticals and domains that enable cross-pollination and convergence ensuring your existing investments are maximized.
Features of Diaspora Platform:
- Works with multiple source and target systems
- Reduces data migration efforts and gives high productivity
- Supports real-time data integration and continuous data availability
- Supports regulatory requirements with complete history reports
Therefore, given the potential benefits of the cloud, Diaspora can help companies analyze their existing workloads to improve operational efficiencies.