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Making Apps Succeed in the Cloud

Making Apps Succeed in the Cloud

Many companies that move production apps to the cloud wind up moving them back on-premises again. In this interview with The Enterprisers Project, Laz Vekiarides, CTO of cloud storage provider ClearSky Data, explains why this happens and how to make cloud deployments that will stick.

The Enterprisers Project (TEP): Why do companies that have moved production apps to the public cloud bring them back to their own data centers? What frustrations or obstacles are they hitting?

Vekiarides: In our experience, we see this happening because production apps need to be cloud-native in order to be successful in the public cloud. Often, they need to be written from scratch with the public cloud in mind, and this isn’t a standard practice in the industry, yet.

The public cloud is not intended to be a highly available, predictable entity, like a clustered server farm that lives in a company-controlled data center. Performance can be unpredictable, things fail…

Read the entire article here, Making Apps Succeed in the Cloud
via the fine folks at ClearSky Data.

ClearSky Data ClearSky Data’s global storage network simplifies the entire enterprise data lifecycle as a managed service. IT is now liberated from the treadmill of managing primary, backup and disaster recovery storage infrastructure, and empowered to use data with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky delivers data where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. Led by experienced entrepreneurs with track records in cloud computing, storage and data management, ClearSky is based in Boston and backed by top-tier venture firms General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, as well as Akamai Technologies, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services.

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