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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
CLOUD ONBOARDING
Application workloads and implications for onboarding
INTRODUCTION
Do you feel confident you can deliver a smooth, trouble-free switchover to a
cloud environment?
The complexit...
WHAT IS AN APPLICATION WORKLOAD?
However, there are exceptions…
 A workload is a
characterization of the work
that applic...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR WORKLOAD
MONOLITHIC WORKLOADS
Single purpose
Custom built
Runs at scale
Dedicated application that
run ...
HYBRID CLOUDS ARE THE NEW IT REALITY
Hybrid cloud environments are emerging as the dominant model for
enterprises.
The int...
ONBOARDING IN A HYBRID WORLD
To make the most of hybrid cloud
environments, enterprises need a
well-understood and secure ...
Amsterdam • Brussels • Copenhagen • Dublin • Dusseldorf • Frankfurt • Hilversum • London • Madrid • Paris • Stockholm • Vi...
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Application workloads and implications for onboarding

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Do you feel confident you can deliver a smooth, trouble-free switchover to a cloud environment?

The complexity of the migration process is a big part of why enterprises are hesitant about cloud adoption, despite being sold on the benefits of cloud delivery.

This presentation helps you understand your workloads, explains why application onboarding may seem to be a challenge in the new IT reality and introduces the key concepts and considerations in a hybrid world.

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Application workloads and implications for onboarding

  1. 1. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CLOUD ONBOARDING Application workloads and implications for onboarding
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Do you feel confident you can deliver a smooth, trouble-free switchover to a cloud environment? The complexity of the migration process is a big part of why enterprises are hesitant about cloud adoption, despite being sold on the benefits of cloud delivery. This presentation helps you understand your workloads, explains why application onboarding may seem to be a challenge in the new IT reality and introduces the key concepts and considerations in a hybrid world.
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN APPLICATION WORKLOAD? However, there are exceptions…  A workload is a characterization of the work that applications perform.  This includes the applications, systems, storage and network infrastructure.  The nature of the work is the load being placed on the infrastructure systems.  At a macro level, this is fairly similar to each company.
  4. 4. UNDERSTANDING YOUR WORKLOAD MONOLITHIC WORKLOADS Single purpose Custom built Runs at scale Dedicated application that run separate from general business IT functions Uncommon for businesses to have this type of environment MIXED WORKLOADS Each company will have a different combination of applications Examples Examples Classic IT workload Internal business application Does not run at large scale Combination of off-the-shelf and custom applications ≠
  5. 5. HYBRID CLOUDS ARE THE NEW IT REALITY Hybrid cloud environments are emerging as the dominant model for enterprises. The integration of third-party cloud services with enterprise data-centre services is becoming common for several reasons:  Concerns about the security, stability or performance.  Avoid investment in unused capacity to handle demand spikes.  Not wanting to over-provision their infrastructure.  Need to migrate an executing workload from one environment to another. Unless and until enterprises are ready to operate everything in a single cloud environment, a hybrid model is the way forward.
  6. 6. ONBOARDING IN A HYBRID WORLD To make the most of hybrid cloud environments, enterprises need a well-understood and secure way to onboard workloads The key elements of the hybrid IT architecture are:  The enterprise data centre, which is assumed to be at least partly virtualized.  The remote cloud environment: either a different enterprise data centre (private cloud), or the multi-tenant cloud platform of a cloud service provider.  WAN connectivity between the two, usually via a secure internet VPN.  End-user devices that access the applications hosted in the hybrid environment.
  7. 7. Amsterdam • Brussels • Copenhagen • Dublin • Dusseldorf • Frankfurt • Hilversum • London • Madrid • Paris • Stockholm • Vienna • Zurich www.interxion.com THANK YOU Download the full whitepaper here

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