Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on moving legacy apps to the cloud

There are many benefits to migrating legacy apps to the cloud—and many paths to success. This guide explains how to make that transition.

Cram session: Moving legacy apps to the cloud ITworld/Steve Sauer

Making a case for moving legacy apps to the cloud is becoming easier, with the biggest driver being the ability to shift costs from capital to operating expenses, which can save money. Also, renting capacity rather than owning servers and network infrastructure allows more flexibility in how computing resources are provisioned, enabling workloads to be matched to demand. Quick provisioning is key: New servers can be brought up in the cloud in just minutes, not only making it easier to improve availability but also enabling more flexible disaster recovery mechanisms.

While "Why migrate?" is an interesting conversation to have, an even better one is, “How does that transformation happen?” This get-up-to-speed guide explores the key approaches to migrating legacy apps to the cloud, and the value each can bring to your business.

This guide includes: 

The players: AWS, Azure lead in a sprawling market
Key considerations: Best approach to the cloud depends on business needs
In practice: Three companies, three routes to the cloud
Checklist: The first four questions you need to ask
Words of wisdom: Users and experts share lessons learned

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