There are several approaches for application migration to the Cloud, and each has its own merit. Depending on the current state of your application, you might choose to simply “lift and shift” it to the Cloud or, you may recognize the need to refactor, revise, or rebuild it to capitalize on the benefits Cloud technology provides. Here are two questions that every Cloud migration strategy should answer to help guide and define your implementation plan in a way that adds maximum value to the business.
According to the Harvard Business Review, “Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in.” Consequently, the overarching goal for businesses today is to leverage software in a way that increases speed to market, improves customer satisfaction, and allows you to become more responsive to customers’ needs. To achieve all this, there must be a framework that supports a culture of innovation and shortens the time from identifying an opportunity or challenge to acting. This is where Agile, DevOps, and Cloud come into the picture. This article shows how each supports the other to create the perfect synergy for 99.99 software.
There are multiple approaches to getting your application to the Cloud, but many companies are going “all in” to take advantage of a cloud native microservices approach because it makes it easier to deploy, scale, enhance, and maintain applications. In this article, we use an example of the architecture design decisions for our anonymous email tool, DragonMail, to demonstrate some options and capabilities to consider when moving away from a monolithic to a microservice architecture utilizing the dotNet capabilities in AWS.
The Client & The Challenge:
Comm2000 (C2K) is committed to providing a marketplace for product safety standards. They offer easy and immediate access to industry codes and standards with over 1,000 standards available for delivery in hard copy, PDF, or electronic HTML formats.
With such a large volume of data to manage, C2K began looking to the future with the primary goals of achieving a more scalable hosting solution and creating an improved disaster recovery model with reduced data loss and time to recover.
The company Amazon has built in AWS over the years is an impressive one. The customers, the AZs, the PaaS and IaaS offerings, the price reductions, the stunning pace of innovation—all of it adds up to a position as leader in the cloud market. All of this was on display at the AWS Summit, along with the direction that AWS is heading from here.