Which Workloads Do Enterprises Move To The Cloud?

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Lizetta Staplefoote | May 29, 2013 12:00 pm

For years we’ve said that the “cloud is for everyone, but not for everything.” Though we all benefit from cloud technology – from mobile to social media to faster processing of tax returns – not every enterprise workload is right for cloud. Enterprises understand this as they look to move more workloads to the cloud. Enterprise IT teams must balance performance, compliance, interoperability and compatibility to decide which enterprise applications or workloads make sense in the cloud[1], which need to stay local or when a hybrid cloud[2] or private cloud[3] is the best fit.

The infographic[4] below details the decisions other enterprises are making around cloud adoption with some general advice. If you need help figuring out where to start or how to expand your cloud journey, contact our Advisory Services Team[5] to setup a Cloud Readiness Assessment[6] to review your current application portfolio and get recommendations from an experienced Rackspace Enterprise Architect.

Endnotes:
  1. cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/
  2. hybrid cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/hybrid/
  3. private cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/private/
  4. infographic: http://ddf912383141a8d7bbe4-e053e711fc85de3290f121ef0f0e3a1f.r87.cf1.rackcdn.com/Rackspace-Enterprise-Cloud-Workloads_Infographic.jpg
  5. Advisory Services Team: http://www.rackspace.com/enterprise_hosting/advisory_services/
  6. Cloud Readiness Assessment: http://c1776742.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/downloads/pdfs/CloudReadinessAssessment.pdf

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