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Build an application migration plan step by step

To migrate apps to the cloud, start with nonessential workloads and move to more mission-critical ones from there. But, remember, some apps might not be suited for cloud at all.

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  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake

    Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable public cloud service that allows developers, scientists, business professionals and other Microsoft customers to gain insight from large, complex data sets.

  • private cloud (internal cloud or corporate cloud)

    Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture.

  • XaaS (Anything as a Service)

    XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service.

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Applications

Cloud applications allow companies to eliminate the need to install, run and maintain an application in house by outsourcing it to an application provider in the cloud. The most well known of these providers today is Salesforce.com which sells CRM software as a service. Read news and technical advice on application compatibility in the cloud and the pros and cons of using cloud-based applications. This topic covers enterprise applications, productivity applications, custom applications, collaboration, Gmail, SlideRocket.com and Google Apps.

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  • Docker Content Trust

    Docker Content Trust is a feature in the Docker containerization platform that enables remote registry content to be digitally signed, ensuring that the content is unaltered and is the most current available version when users access it.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.

  • XaaS (Anything as a Service)

    XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service.

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Costs and management

Deployed correctly, cloud computing will save you money, but there are lots of caveats to getting it right. And with on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud services, it's critical to write rock-solid service-level agreements to ensure service levels are being met. This topic covers the reliability of cloud services, how to write SLAs to ensure cost-effective use of cloud services and how to weigh cloud providers' service levels and cloud pricing. This topic also includes information on how to build and manage a private cloud infrastructure to reduce IT costs. This topic covers pay-as-you-go services, writing service-level agreements for the cloud, SLA management, ensuring service levels in the cloud, monitoring service-level performance and the economics of cloud computing.

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  • Scalr

    Scalr is an information technology (IT) vendor that offers a management platform for cloud computing.

  • CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr is a vendor that provides a cloud management platform intended to give an organization more control over and visibility into its cloud computing costs, performance and security.

  • CloudHealth Technologies

    CloudHealth Technologies is a provider of hybrid cloud management software that's designed to help an organization increase its visibility into and across public and private cloud infrastructure.

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Development

Discover how cloud computing development platforms let you fire up and test the upper limits of an application in minutes and shut it down just as fast. This section covers all the latest information on developing apps in the cloud, test and development in the cloud, technical advice on writing code in the cloud, cloud APIs and platform as a service. This topic covers Microsoft Windows Azure, workflow for development in the cloud, AWS, EC2, Google App Engine, application performance testing in the cloud, Hadoop, open source cloud and Eucalyptus.

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  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake

    Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable public cloud service that allows developers, scientists, business professionals and other Microsoft customers to gain insight from large, complex data sets.

  • XaaS (Anything as a Service)

    XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service.

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet.

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Security

Cloud security issues and the risks of cloud computing are not well understood today and are one of the biggest barriers to adoption of these services. This section helps CIOs and IT managers assess the security risks of cloud computing with the latest information on cloud security standards; how to manage data security in the cloud, data privacy in the cloud and the regulatory and compliance implications of moving to a cloud model. This topic also covers auditing cloud computing service providers and cloud computing risk management.

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  • Docker Content Trust

    Docker Content Trust is a feature in the Docker containerization platform that enables remote registry content to be digitally signed, ensuring that the content is unaltered and is the most current available version when users access it.

  • CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr is a vendor that provides a cloud management platform intended to give an organization more control over and visibility into its cloud computing costs, performance and security.

  • CipherCloud

    CipherCloud is a vendor that provides a cloud access security broker (CASB) platform, along with a number of security services, aimed at helping organizations secure their cloud-based applications.

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Private cloud

Enterprises unwilling to trust their mission-critical applications or data in the public cloud look to private cloud computing as a way to introduce automation, self-service portals and further efficiencies to the company than virtualization alone can offer. This topic covers essentials enterprise IT need to build a private cloud architecture, including the latest news and tips on private cloud providers such as VMware, Citrix, HP, IBM, Dell and others.

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  • private cloud (internal cloud or corporate cloud)

    Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture.

  • Container Linux by CoreOS

    Container Linux by CoreOS, originally named CoreOS Linux, is an open source operating system (OS) that provides the functionality required to deploy and manage applications within containers.

  • cloud computing

    Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.

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Public cloud

Using a cloud computing service can mean greater server and compute capacity when you need it and without the costs and management headaches of owning all the hardware. Public cloud computing services, in particular, offer easy and inexpensive set-up, a pay-per-usage model and the scalability needed to meet specific needs. Get news and the latest research on the advantages of using a public cloud computing architecture, on-demand storage and managed infrastructures. This topic covers Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), IBM, Rackspace, Google, Verizon/Terremark, Savvis, Windows Azure and others.

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  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake

    Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable public cloud service that allows developers, scientists, business professionals and other Microsoft customers to gain insight from large, complex data sets.

  • Docker Content Trust

    Docker Content Trust is a feature in the Docker containerization platform that enables remote registry content to be digitally signed, ensuring that the content is unaltered and is the most current available version when users access it.

  • multi-cloud strategy

    A multi-cloud strategy refers to the use of two or more cloud computing services.

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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