What are the business issues that you need to consider when moving corporate assets into the cloud?
In 2011 when we started the project to move the EMC Content Management products into the cloud the list of issues to be resolved seemed daunting and only vaguely defined. I started blogging about each of the issues and just recently realized that my list of issues was really not so daunting after all. I just posted an article about the encapsulation of all of the issues. I also posted a number of articles about virtualization of enterprise systems which you might find enthralling.
Rather than overwhelming you with all of the issues I’m turning this into a simple list of the articles that you might be interested in…
If you’re looking for the original list then here it is or I’m sure that Google will have it cached from pre July 2012.
Core Business Issues: Service Level Agreements, Pricing, Liability/Insurance, License ownership, Compliance to Regulations, Exit strategy,
Initial Implementation Issues: Data Center Placement, Services, Migration, Connectivity - Client, server and user locations, Connectivity - Enterprise applications, Customizations
Day-to-day Management: User (de)provisioning, Monitoring, Location issues, Backup, HA, DR, Patch management, Environment management,