My Four Steps for a successful cloud deployment - Data

Keeping the data safe

Twelve factor applications (https://12factor.net/) discourage any form of local data.

local fire destroys tent

Keeping data local to a server may be easier and quicker, but it restricts the options for scaling and providing redundancy for the information.

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My Four Steps for a successful cloud deployment - Scale

Scaling for flexible workloads

Another excerpt from my book, Who moved my Servers?

More erm rabbits

One of the most attractive features of moving to the Cloud is the ability to scale applications quickly based on workload.

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My Four Steps for a successful cloud deployment - Automate

Automated infrastructure for your build, test, deployment and operation

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My Four Steps for a successful cloud deployment - Design

Application designed for Cloud

As the Cloud is a pay as you go service, the application should be too.

Purple Clouds

AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels speaking at Amazon re: invent said
‘While an Amazon EC2 instance might look like a server to you, it is not a server. It is something you can switch off, it is a software component’.

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My Four Steps for a successful cloud deployment - Introduction

Cupcake vending - Automation Utopia
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