CloudU Series: Planning a Move to the Cloud

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes | June 7, 2011 10:46 am

[1]We’re almost at the halfway mark in this first year of the CloudU series[2] and everyone will now have a firm enough understanding of Cloud Computing[3] basics for us to move on to some more details and practical papers. First up in this “how to” section is a paper[4] that looks at some of the tips and tricks you need to think about when planning a move to the Cloud.

As we’ve said previously, Cloud Computing is a paradigm shift that sees the dawn of a new age of computing driven by distinct benefits. Given the undeniable value to be gained from a move to Cloud Computing, it is hardly surprising that many organizations are contemplating a shift “to the Clouds.”  Experience has shown however that organizations are concerned around the logistics of the move and worried about unintended consequences and problems.

In our latest paper we describe three broad areas that organizations need to think about when moving to the Cloud;

•    Technical considerations related to specific technology challenges that Cloud Computing may raise
•    External business considerations related to dealing with 3rd party Cloud providers
•    Internal business considerations related to potential non-technology impacts upon the business caused by the move to the Cloud

Within these three areas we highlight specific topics that organizations should understand prior to a move to the Cloud.

As always this paper will be accompanied by a live webinar scheduled for the end of June – we hope you can join us!

Click here to download the paper, Planning a Move to the Cloud. [5]

Click here to sign up for webinar Thurs, June 30th, 1pm CDT.[6]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/what_is_cloud_computing/
  2. CloudU series: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloudU/
  3. Cloud Computing: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/what_is_cloud_computing/
  4. paper: http://broadcast.rackspace.com/hosting_knowledge/whitepapers/planning-a-move-to-the-cloud.pdf
  5. Click here to download the paper, Planning a Move to the Cloud. : http://broadcast.rackspace.com/hosting_knowledge/whitepapers/planning-a-move-to-the-cloud.pdf
  6. Click here to sign up for webinar Thurs, June 30th, 1pm CDT.: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=csrl1cqf1p34

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