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Developing a Practical Hybrid Workload Placement Strategy

Published: 30 June 2017

ID: G00326132

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio


I&O leaders are embracing cloud computing and all it has to offer. They realize that the cloud is not the end state, but rather an effective means of delivering some, but not all, application workloads. Determining which workloads to migrate is a critical step in an effective migration plan.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Rationalize Which Workloads Belong Where, Based on Business Rules and Benefits
  • Renovate Existing Applications Prior to, or in Lieu of, Moving to a Cloud Platform
  • Relocate Workloads With a Minimum of Risk
  • Replace Older Workloads With "as a Service" Offerings Where Appropriate
  • Retire Workloads by Implementing Replacement or Complementary Business Functions

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