Which Workloads Should Go Where, and Why?

CHICAGO, IL — The Cloud is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean that every workload is destined for migration – nor should they be. So at CAPRE’s Chicago Data Center Summit last week, we convened a panel called The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, the Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives where we invited our panelists to discuss the economics and capabilities of the Cloud. For example, which workloads should go where, when and why? And how does this dynamic interact with custom-design build solutions? Below, a pair of Cloud computing experts share their strategies and secrets for success. Emil Sayegh, CEO, Hostway Services, Inc replied that on custom designs, he targets mission-critical software applications. “Our customers all have mission-critical software applications. None of them have a mom and pop website,” he said. “It’s really pretty complex, with multiple applications, and legacy applications that have been around for ten to twenty years. I’m talking about insurance companies that have been collecting data on all of us. We have a company that’s been collecting data for the insurance market for 100 years. They had AS-400s.” “So they come to us, and they say, Look, we have all of this data. How do we modernize? How do we move? And frankly, the first step is to sit down, assess whether some of the applications could be moved onto a virtual environment,” he advised. “And once you do that, to VMware or…