How to Choose the Right Cloud Data Option for Your Business
The public cloud is now well-proven for a broad spectrum of business applications. First it was adopted for less critical uses, such as video-conferencing or file-sharing, sales tools or simply hosted email. Then came a second wave, of new applications built on modern cloud-native infrastructures.
Today, a third wave of cloud adoption is underway, with organisations selectively moving existing business-critical applications and their underlying storage infrastructure to a public cloud, including some applications based on traditional high-performance relational database stacks.
But how do you decide what to move and where to? Public clouds certainly offer differing economics, elastic resources, greater flexibility and so on, but how useful will these be to any given application, and is this a safe move to make? What are the different routes that you could take and what do you need to be aware of, such as potential pitfalls?
To help answer these questions we turned to the members of CIO WaterCooler, with a survey to draw out their attitudes to, and experiences of, running critical database workloads in a public cloud.
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Bryan is a technology enthusiast and industry veteran. He has been analysing, explaining and writing about IT and business in a highly engaging manner for around three decades. His experience spans the early days of minicomputers and PC technology, through the emergence of cellular data and smart mobile devices, to the latest developments of the software-defined age in which we all live today. Over his career, Bryan has seen at first-hand how IT changes the world – and how the world changes IT – and he brings that extensive insight to his role as an industry analyst.