The four pitfalls of cloud migration

Migrating to the cloud is easy, right? What could possibly go wrong? There are at least four things I can think of.

  1. Infrastructure: How are the servers your application uses behaving? How is your CPU and memory utilisation changing? Are you having issues with load balancing? Is network latency acceptable?
  2. Application: How responsive is your application to user requests? How many requests succeed and how many fail? Is the rate of requests changing in unanticipated ways as you migrate? Are the applications timing out accessing data or other key resources? Are user sessions getting longer or shorter?
  3. Business: Are customers browsing more instead of going through the checkout process? Is the checkout process taking longer? Are users abandoning their carts more often? Are newsletter subscription rates up or down?

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Lee Atchison is a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing and application modernization. leeatchison.com

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Lee Atchison

Lee Atchison is a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing and application modernization. leeatchison.com