Curator's Note: The content of this article was written by Rajeev Chawla over at the CloudVelocity blog.
Today’s cloud migration solutions are, for the most part, pretenders. Beyond virtualized workloads and small physical and virtualized apps they don’t properly support production workloads in the cloud.
Most of the apps are small apps that have been virtualized and migrated into just another form of isolation, this time on a public cloud. An entire cottage industry of firms employed by enterprises to manage the manual processes, costs and risks of cloud migration has emerged, because traditional cloud migration tools require extensive expertise and manual processes, don’t really migrate an app into the cloud and/or require virtualization vendor lock-in for cloud deployment.
Imagine migrating from your data center via a service that not only requires you to be locked-in to a vendor’s platform and then also be stuck on yet another vendors IaaS. This is perhaps why very few enterprises have deployed larger, existing multi-tier apps on public clouds. In exchange for agility to surrender the control required to be agile in the first place.
That is why hybrid cloud services are critical for enterprises looking to deploy apps in the public cloud.
Traditional cloud migration tools typically do not adequately blueprint and replicate critical hybrid cloud services like LDAP, Active Directory and authentication. Yet if you cannot securely extend these services into the cloud, the cloud won’t be a seamless extension of your data center. Your apps will be isolated on yet another island, while others develop seamless agility, resilience and scaling between the data center and IaaS. See Greg’s blog on: The Cloud Migration Gap.
Our ability to blueprint and provision these critical services is likely the key reason we were selected as a TiEcon 2013 Lightning Round Winner. We are disrupting dozens of tools, toys and processes once required to deploy a multi-tier physical app in a hybrid cloud operating model. Panos did a great job articulating the power of this new model in his blog on: The Power of Hybrid Cloud Deployment.
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