10 Applications You Can Move to the Cloud Now
A lot of companies are struggling with the need to move applications to the Cloud to take advantage of the high degree of scalability and fault-tolerance that running in the Cloud provides while at the same time maintaining control of their service levels and security. TechRepublic recently posted an excellent article discussing the 10 applications that you can move to the Cloud right now. In this article they explain the rationale for moving:
- Web hosting
- Development test labs
- Video hosting
- Email security
- Common application components
- Basic office applications
- Batch processing applications
Like it or not we are in the middle of another paradigm shift. Depending on how you look at it this is the 4th or 5th one that our industry has experienced. (Mainframes/minicomputers, PCs, Client-server, Multitier applications) Partners and ISVs who move their SaaS applications to the cloud now and who help their client companies in this pursuit will be among the survivors of this shift.
Note that among the Cloud vendors only Microsoft has the full spectrum of on-premise/in-cloud support that allows you to utilize the most appropriate technology for your application and/or to build hybrid applications that leverage the best of both on-premise and in-cloud resources. For more details see our Cloud Power story.