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Integration of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing provides a low entry cost solution for many business IT needs. Most companies can save a great deal of operational expense by migrating less critical applications to a pure cloud or a hybrid cloud solution. Cloud infrastructure has become increasingly popular because it can be deployed quickly (often same day) and at low cost. Cloud services increase a business’s capability to be flexible within a rapidly changing market.
But all cloud services are not equal as many IT professionals have discovered. Integration of cloud services requires the same level of care in planning as any other deployed infrastructure to insure it's success. ETA’s Professional Services include strategic planning, architecture design, cloud provider selection guidance, and implementation and integration services to design and implement the most appropriate solution for your requirements.
To properly deploy cloud computing resources it is important to insure that the availability, security, capacity, performance, backup and recovery requirements of the application can be met. Application integration with other applications and databases must also be considered. The migration analysis assesses these criteria and aligns the most appropriate cloud solution to the application.
Once the cloud service provider has been chosen, the actual migration plan for the application from the in house (or hosted environment) to the cloud environment is developed taking into consideration the availability requirements of the application. In all but a few very specialized circumstances, applications can be migrated to the cloud without interrupting the application availability.
Many applications have dependencies on other applications or databases that are not (or will not be) part of the cloud environment. Many also have other applications or databases that are dependent on them. This can prove challenging for the migration to cloud services but can be overcome in most cases. Our integration services develop the solution prior to the migration to the cloud to insure a smooth implementation.
Free assessment work-shops are available for cloud services. To schedule a free work-shop go to our CONTACT US page.