8 Best Practices for Successful New Cloud Deployments

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2015-10-22

Enterprise cloud adoption has evolved rapidly from fringe curiosity to the mainstream. Rare is the large-scale organization that isn't running a workload somewhere in the cloud. According to industry researcher IDC, worldwide cloud infrastructure spending will grow by more than 25 percent, to $33.4 billion in 2015—accounting for one-third of all IT infrastructure spending. Considering this number was near zero as recently as six years ago, this phenomenal growth trend speaks for itself. As enterprises increasingly move mission-critical workloads to the cloud, it's important to track best practices for ensuring a seamless migration process. While there's no single answer for every type of workload instance, IT managers should know how to answer several key questions before migrating mission-critical workloads to the cloud. In this eWEEK slide show, Peter Albers, executive vice president at Virtustream, outlines key steps every CIO should take to ensure that they end up on the successful side of the cloud adoption curve.


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