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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.

Windows 2003 EOL, migrate your applications now

As windows 2003 is reaching end of life in June 2015, it becomes important to start looking at how to migrate the many applications running in this environment, before they become irrelevant. In a world where information technology is increasingly cloud based (private, managed or public cloud), exploring how to migrate such applications to cloud based environments should be envisaged. Let’s review the options available to you and how such migrations can take place.

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Planning your journey to Cloud, get your applications sorted.

A couple days ago I was talking to a colleague who explained one of his customers had 5000 applications to migrate to cloud. He was asking himself how to quickly establish an overall approach as he did not have the time to do a detailed analysis of all 5000 applications. That analysis will ultimately have to be done, but in the meantime, I suggested a six step approach I’d like to share with you.

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Are the IaaS and PaaS markets locked? No, and here is why.

Returning from a couple of days off, I found this article from David Linthicum in InfoWorld. IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers, which now need to find new specialties, or call it quits. It was written after the news that veteran Cloud provider Rackspace pulled out of the IaaS market . My objective is not to comment on Rackspace’s move, but rather to reject David’s claims. Let me explain why.

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Implement Cloud, one step at the time

As Cloud has become mainstream, and as business organizations have started using it, many IT departments seem to rush to the Cloud. Does this makes sense as Cloud is only one step in an evolution of the IT landscape to a cheaper and more agile environment? Let’s put this evolution in perspective and let’s describe 5 key steps along the way.

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Applications in the Cloud: Make the right choices

Cloud Computing has been hyped for the last several years. It was going to solve every problem. Slowly but surely it is becoming mainstream. Companies are using Cloud, and see the actual benefits of doing so. As a result, new terms are being invented. One in particular Platform as a Service (PaaS) includes Cloud technology and platforms. But will it really solve all IT problems? Frankly no. So when you think about moving to the Cloud, make sure you look at all aspects and make the right decisions.

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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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