migrating legacy applications to the cloud is a project which requires careful application monitoring and management. Otherwise, you risk migrating your applications into an environment where performance suffers greatly:
So, which legacy applications make good cloud candidates and how should you assess them? Ask yourself: What business value does my legacy system provide today? And is this value likely to hold true over the next three to five years? Can I make updates or changes to the systems in a timely and economical way? Is the application’s workload expected to grow, shrink or remain steady? What benefits and opportunities can be gained by moving to a platform with compelling cost per transaction rates?
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