Published: 14 July 2011
Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf
IT organizations are exploring methods to migrate applications from internal data centers to external hardware infrastructure as a service (HIaaS). Moving applications to HIaaS cloud providers includes challenges, such as virtual machine (VM) conversion, lengthy migration times, and hardware compatibility, that hamper migration efforts. Thus, organizations must consider how to migrate applications to the cloud, which processes work, and what factors contribute to failure. In this guidance document, Principal Research Analyst Kyle Hilgendorf assesses the state of VM mobility solutions and provides practical guidance for moving applications to the cloud.
Summary of Findings
The Gartner Approach
The Guidance Framework
Risks and Pitfalls
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