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Rajagopal Sattaluri

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Cloud computing adds a new dimension to conventional models of testing services delivery. Gartner highlights the five attributes of cloud computing as service-based, scalable and elastic, shared, metered by use, uses internet technologies (1). Cloud computing characteristics such as virtualization, on-demand scale up/down of infrastructure resources, self service capabilities and pay per use pricing models are allowing cloud platform vendors to provide infrastructure and software services at lower costs to organizations utilizing cloud computing services (2). There is a growing trend of organizations taking up cloud computing initiatives to consolidate infrastructure that is geographically spread in multiple data centers to a single cloud platform vendor. Minimizing upfront infrastructure investment, ability to scale up/down quickly, high availability and disaster... (more)

Application Migration Considerations for Cloud Computing

Moving an application from an enterprise environment to a cloud platform requires a careful assessment of the application and the target platform with factors such as suitability, maturity and cost benefits as part of the initial cloud migration assessment. Cloud Platform assessment, Application migration, Data migration and Cloud deployment are the key aspects that need to be taken into consideration as part of the migration. This article discusses aspects that are helpful to decision makers as well as development teams in their journey to cloud. Introduction Cloud Computing is... (more)