Business Chief USA November 2019

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TECHNOLOGY

48

RE-IMAGINING CLOUD MIGRATION IN

BLACK AND WHITE

Modern businesses run on a number of

different apps, each with a specific set

of services or processes that enable

different aspects of business to function.

Like pieces on a chess board,

these components achieve their purpose

by operating in a variety of different

ways to achieve a common goal.

The way in which these components

are configured can impact how effective

they are in achieving their goals,

creating a delicate network of interdependencies

that is not always obvious

from an initial assessment. Moving one

piece forward has the potential to

increase the vulnerability of others,

while creating a set model for success

is rendered almost impossible by billions

of different potential arrangements.

What does this have to do with the

cloud? Put simply, cloud-native apps

run better, faster and more reliably than

those hosted in on-premises data centers.

Moreover, the distributed nature of

cloud computing makes it more difficult

for apps to be targeted by cyber-attacks,

while the flexibility it affords organisations

means that cybersecurity protocols can

be rapidly adapted to the shifting cyber

threat landscape. Most importantly,

“RUNNING APPS IN THE

CLOUD ALLOWS BUSINESSES

TO BECOME MORE AGILE –

A CRUCIAL CHARACTERISTIC

TO HAVE IN A RAPIDLY

CHANGING WORLD”


Bas Lemmens,

VP EMEA, Pivotal

NOVEMBER 2019