Successful Cloud Migration Practice You Never Want To Miss

Successful Cloud Migration Practice You Never Want to Miss


Mary Ross

As the market is moving fast with business scenario, companies globally are facing many challenges which require them to update their applications and legacy systems with latest technologies.

Application migration moves applications quickly and efficiently to modern platforms with modernized architectures and designs by preserving its same original goals.

Migrating legacy applications to a cloud

Following a protocol helps companies modernize infrastructure at ease for an effective business continuity. Moving legacy applications on dedicated server to virtual servers involve significant steps as provided by an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud provider.

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Test the performance

Before migrating, check out the features available on new virtualized environment and it is important to understand the performance characteristics of your application; a virtualized server has huge benefits when compared to dedicated server hardware and performs in different ways for better output. After analysis of the new virtual server, compare it with old dedicated server and also check how it can save your performance time and pricing. Make sure to check out how your current system works can help avoid painful migration issues.

Determine target architecture

Depending on the analysis of virtual environment performance characteristics, we can determine what the target architecture will be. We can observe that a significant degree of performance interference exists when we run certain types of applications on shared hardware at the same time. In addition, examine workflow dependencies along with security to ensure a smart schedule for the

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Later, we can start creating server images. Few virtualization systems allows for creating virtual images depending on the physical hardware. This may be desirable, or it may be better to start fresh by creating images of base operating system installations and configuring those as required for the target application. Just as in a dedicated hardware environment, these server images should be locked down for security with patches installed and unneeded services disabled.

Testing of New Application

After the virtual environment is configured and all the server images are created, now we can test the new application, whether the features & security are up to the expected levels in new virtualized environment and also check the load and performance of the environment as these are critical for the application because we have noted that, system and application performance in a virtualized environment could be different from dedicated hardware.

Roll Over

Once everything is performing well set with targets in the new, start migrating data to virtual server and we can start using the services of the new system. Later have a look at the newly installed application to determine if the new environment is behaving as expected.

Mary is an experienced writer and covers topics related to Mobile Solutions and Cloud Computing. She is specialized in writing articles on Mobile Device Management, Mobile CRM, Mobile BI,

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