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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

Migrating Apps? What you need to know first.

Regularly I am involved in estimating the effort required to migrate a large number of applications to the cloud. Certain application information is required in order to produce an execution plan and effort estimate.

The problem is I rarely have all the information required. To my utmost surprise, many companies only have partial information on their applications. In fact, the information needed is often scattered over a large amount of IT people and seldom centralized. To get applications where they need to be, there are a few crucial pieces of information I need to know.

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The role of the CIO in a digital enterprise

For several weeks now I have discussed the digital enterprise and highlighted the role of DevOps and Cloud in such environment. A fundamental question remains open though: what is the role of IT moving forward and what should the focus of the CIO be? Before discussing these questions, let’s start by understanding what other business functions expect from IT.

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DevOps and Cloud, two trends for the digital enterprise

IT technology plays an increasing role in business. Despite the resistance of some, IT will play an ever increasing role in enterprises. Rather than being slow to embrace trends, enterprises should think at how to take advantage of the digital world to transform their customer experience and facilitate the way they do business or create new products and services. Throughout this blog entry, I will refer to these approaches as the “solution” to be developed. It will be different for each enterprise, but the principles remain the same. As start-ups and enterprises go down the path of digitization, there are a couple elements that become obvious. Let’s review them.

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Characteristics of Applications Deployed in the Cloud

Whether you plan to write a new application or take an existing one and transform it for the cloud, it’s important to understand the specifics of cloud applications. Much has been written on the subject, but mostly from the standpoint of a particular development environment (aPaaS), and as such- focusing on new applications. So let’s highlight some of the questions you have to ask prior to starting the development or transformation work, as well as some main points to look at during the process.

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  • Christian is responsible for building services focused on advising clients in their move to cloud, particularly from a business process and application perspective, and establishing a global community to deliver those services to our customers worldwide.
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