Improving Your Cloud Deployment: 8 Key Cloud Rules

Posted February 27, 2018 By  Cynthia Harvey

In 2018, enterprises are shifting their attention from private clouds and hybrid clouds to public and multi-cloud environments.

According to the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, 92 percent of organizations use public cloud services, and 81 percent have a multi-cloud strategy. In addition, 71 percent of those surveyed plan to increase their public cloud spending by more than 20 percent this year, including the 20 percent of organizations that plan to more than double their public cloud spending.

But deploying applications in the cloud isn't always as easy as organizations hope it will be. While it's almost too easy for developers to spin up a cloud instance that they can use for development and testing, moving applications into production poses more challenges. IT needs to make sure those apps are going to perform at scale the same way they did during production. Plus, they'll need to worry about performance monitoring, security, costs and more.

And migrating legacy apps to the cloud is even more complicated that bringing a new cloud-native app into production. Existing applications typically have a lot of dependencies, and IT will need to make sure all those dependencies are replicated in the new cloud environment.

Fortunately, experts offer a lot of tips and best practices that can ease cloud deployment — whether you are launching new applications or migrating old ones. The following slideshow highlights eight cloud computing best practices for deployment.

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