What apps do you think will fit in the cloud, Be it a private/public or Hybrid cloud.
In theory, it's supposed to be those applications that fully exploit the key characteristics of cloud: broad network access, measured service, multi-tenancy, on-demand self-service, rapid elasticity and scalability, and resource pooling. Unfortunately, a few things (I.e., cross cutting aspects in the international standards community) like auditability, availability, governance, interoperability, maintenance and versioning, performance, portability, privacy, regulatory issues, resiliency, reversibility, security, and service levels and service level agreements seem to get under foot. How's that for a text book answer.
The answer often comes down to balance between cost and your risk appetite, assuming you're permitted to use cloud (some data my never find a home in the cloud because of statutory, regulatory, or legal reasons).
The low hanging fruit are applications not core to the company's core business. This can include email, phones, etc.. This analysis process is critical and takes some time to develop... These plans are specific to companies and their goals ... In my experience there is no one size fits all solution
If you think about what a Private Cloud will provide for a company, any application can by migrated to a private cloud. A great example is our Hitachi UCP for Microsoft Private Cloud. You can deploy all the infrastructure in the datacenter and a user without no knowledge of how stuff works can just open a portal and implement a new applications in minutes. SQL, Web Servers, Exchange, Analytic Services and any application that uses Windows Operating System can run in a Private Cloud.
I have a presentation that discusses this topic on my SlideShare here -
"Cloud Application Rationalization- The Cloud, the Enterprise, and Making the Right Decisions for your Business – Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2011"
Chad Lawler, Ph.D.Director, Enterprise Cloud Transformation, Global Services
Hitachi Data Systems
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Thanks for sharing the link, Have gone through that, and seems to have some great ideas... Have bookmarked the link.
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