iX Magazine article: Cloud-to-Cloud Migration
Our CTO Aarno Aukia has contributed an article in iX Magazine 4/2019 on cloud-to-cloud migration.
The challenge of Cloud-to-Cloud Migration
There are many reasons to change the cloud provider or the cloud model. But migration is not an easy task. There are different migration options based on the underlying data.
- For different reasons, it may be necessary to change the cloud model or provider.
- There are different migration methods depending on the nature of the application being migrated.
- The use of open source products such as Docker and Kubernetes allows faster migration and vendor independence.
Mastering the Migration
For this reason, many large companies today use a multi-cloud strategy: depending on requirements, budget and long-term perspective, a public and/or private cloud is used.
The motives for choosing a cloud provider are different. Many users can access AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure via inexpensive offers or test accesses. Others choose an alternative or regional provider because they value a nearby location and personal contact. Whatever the original decision, whether it was price, reliability, ease of access, security requirements or compatibility, the starting point may have changed in the meantime. Perhaps the architecture of the application or business requirements has changed in such a way that a change of vendor is necessary. Or the cloud provider’s decision requires it to look for alternatives.
Read the full article in iX Magazine 04/2019 (in German).
About iX – Magazine for professional information technology
IX – Magazine for professional Information technology is a computer magazine founded in 1988 and published in German. According to its own description the name derives from the operating system Unix. The edition is published by Heise-Zeitschriften-Verlag. It has about 170 pages and is published monthly. The target group are professional administrators and programmers. In contrast to its sister journal c’t, the iX is mainly aimed at professional readers. The advertising slogan “Not everyone understands – which is also better” tries to sharpen this demarcation by forming an elite group of readers.