Cloud Archive

The answer for government applications migrating to the cloud: visibility

Recently, I’ve had several conversations with US Federal Government Agencies about monitoring applications moving to FedRAMP (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) data centers. Because of the Government’s Cloud First policy, which mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits, agencies are increasingly forced to move application outside of ...Read More

Cloud Auto Scaling using AppDynamics

Are your applications moving to an elastic cloud infrastructure? The question is no longer if, but when – whether that is a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid cloud. Classic computing capacity models clearly indicate that over-provisioning is essential to keep up with peak loads of traffic while the over-provisioned ...Read More

Managing the Performance of Cloud-Based Applications

In the last post I covered several architectural techniques you can use to build a highly scalable, failure resistant application in the cloud. However, these architectural changes – along with the inherent unreliability of the cloud – introduce some new problems for application performance management. Many organizations rely on logging, profilers, and legacy ...Read More

Join AppDynamics at Cloud Expo Europe

Visit AppDynamics at Cloud Expo Europe and find out how you can make the most of your cloud-based application. ...Read More

Architecting for the Cloud

The biggest difference between cloud-based applications and the applications running in your data center is scalability. The cloud offers scalability on demand, allowing you to expand and contract your application as load fluctuates. This scalability is what makes the cloud appealing, but it can’t be achieved by simply lifting your existing application ...Read More

Taking Advantage of What the Cloud Has to Offer

Moving your application to the cloud isn’t as simple as porting your code over and configurations to someone else’s infrastructure – nor should it be. Cloud computing represents a shift in the world of application architecture from vertical scalability to horizontal scalability. This new paradigm offers organizations the opportunity to build highly scalable and ...Read More

Cloud Migration Tips Part 4: Failure Breeds Success

Welcome back to my series on migration to the cloud. In my last post we discussed all of the effort you need to put into the planning phase of your migration. In this post we are going to focus on what should happen directly after the migration has been completed. Regardless of ...Read More

Cloud Migration Tips #3: Plan to Fail

Planning to deploy or migrate an application to a cloud environment is a big deal. In my last post we discussed the value of using real business and IT requirements to drive the justification of using a cloud architecture. We also explored the importance of using monitoring information to understand your before ...Read More

Cloud Migration Tips #2: We Should Use the Cloud Because…

Welcome back to my blog series on deploying applications to the cloud. What’s the point of deploying an application to the cloud versus just hosting it in your own data center? Is it really a good idea? Will it save you money? Will it work better? Will it cause new deployment and ...Read More

Cloud Migration Tips #1: Cloud = Confusion

I get so many questions about cloud computing from friends, acquaintances and IT professionals alike. The non-technical folks usually have heard of “the cloud” but have absolutely no idea what it is or even realize how much they interact with it on a daily basis. They don’t realize that their email, phones, ...Read More
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