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Migrating Apps to the Cloud? Don't Rush

Poor app migration practices can eliminate any expected savings from cloud computing.


Many enterprises are currently working on migrating apps from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud computing environments. But InfoWorld's David Linthicum warns that it's important to get the migration process right.

"The problem is that most organizations migrating to cloud-based platforms don't change the applications to use the features of their target platform," he writes. "The resulting applications don't optimize the platform, so they are more expensive to operate -- in fact, their overall cost could end up higher than leaving the legacy apps in place."

Instead, Linthicum says that enterprises should take the time to have developers optimize the code for use in the cloud. "A bit of time, planning, redesign, and coding go a long, long way," he advises.

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