Posted by: Greg Ness | November 7, 2014

Cloud Migration in 2015: Think Workloads, not Images or Servers

The overall theme in a recent series of cloud predictions is the importance of cloud migration software and automation to the great cloud race of 2015.

The degree of cloud migration automation will have a material impact on the rate of adoption of cloud services as service providers compete for traditional physical and virtual enterprise workloads.  There is no turning back.

We are already seeing a shift -from image conversion and server migration tools to workload migration platforms- in the partner ecosystem.  As partners ramp up the walls will come down and cloud adoption will accelerate in the enterprise.

For more information check out my blog on the 3 critical questions to ask your cloud migration vendor or partner.

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re:Invent 2014: A Defining Moment

Hybrid cloud automation will become table stakes for all cloud service providers. This makes re:Invent 2014 an especially interesting place to be, as the cloud upshifts into the lucrative world of enterprise apps.  Expect Amazon to pay more tribute to the enterprise hybrid cloud model.

Recommended Reading

Our Cloud DR Story – InformationWeek on emerging best practices in the cloud

Wheels Up – 30 day free cloud bundle supported by automated workload migration

Cloud DR on AWS: Best Practices 24 page guide with key terms, glossary, checklist

High Speed Cloud Image


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  1. […] Cloud Migration in 2015: Think Workloads, not Images or Servers The overall theme in a recent series of cloud predictions is the importance of cloud migration software and automation to the great cloud race of 2015. The degree of cloud migration automation will have a material impact on the rate of adoption of cloud services as service providers compete for traditional physical and virtual enterprise […] Go to Source […]

  2. As a small business owner, I find myself thinking in terms of workload and type of workload – then splitting accordingly. Even for my blogs, I utilize an instance devoted to the structure of the blogs as a LAMP server but I separate the database tasks to a different instance devoted to MySQL. This adds stability and speed.

  3. Who is the best vendor in terms of economies of scale, who can help in cloud migration ?

    • Shrey: I am biased as I work for CloudVelox. What does your environment look like? G


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