How to Size IaaS VMs in the Cloud Properly

People, you need to stop sizing your IaaS cloud workloads wrong!

Size IaaSIn my 7 years at Zettagrid I’ve seen hundreds of customers and partners move workloads over to an IaaS provider. All too often it could be done in a much more efficient manner.

In today’s post I would like to go through with you some things I’ve experienced and learnt along the way. Hopefully this aides you when you start your journey to the cloud. It should make the transition faster and much more of a seamless experience for your end users. Continue reading “How to Size IaaS VMs in the Cloud Properly”

Cloud migration, how I do I actually get my apps to the cloud?

Cloud MigrationYou’ve decided to move to the cloud, great! Cloud migration full steam ahead. Now how do you actually get there…

Generally speaking there are 3 methods to move/migrate to the cloud which are;
– Build the applications fresh in the cloud
– Use tools to replicate existing workloads as is
– Redesign your applications for the cloud Webscale Webscale WEBSCALE! Continue reading “Cloud migration, how I do I actually get my apps to the cloud?”

The Cloud Has Burnt Me In the Past Can I Trust It Now – Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the first 4 items affecting successful cloud trust. Today we will go through the remaining 4 and I’ll give you some recommendations. Let’s ensure they won’t bite you and your business when you to move to the cloud.

5) It is just too far away to trust

Trust DistanceDepending on where you are and what service you choose with cloud provider XYZ this has been the cause of significant headache for businesses I speak with. Often not considered until it’s very much too late. Continue reading “The Cloud Has Burnt Me In the Past Can I Trust It Now – Part 2”

The Cloud Has Burnt Me In the Past Can I Trust It Now – Part 1

Trust… OK we’ve all had problems moving workloads into the cloud or we’ve heard of companies that have. They’ve migrated to the cloud and it performed terribly. Maybe suffered unexplained downtime leaving users with a bad taste in their mouth about cloud.

Cloud Burnt TrustCan you trust the cloud not to burn you and your workloads?

Why should you trust your provider? Why shouldn’t you trust them? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “The Cloud Has Burnt Me In the Past Can I Trust It Now – Part 1”