Workload mobility is the ability to easily and securely move or migrate workloads from an old hardware to a new modernized hardware, or one platform to another different platform (like for example, from on-premise to an off-premise, to the cloud, or switching between clouds) – with minimal or no downtime and technical disruptions.
In many businesses, it is essential to adapt to the ever-changing IT environment through migration of the IT infrastructure. The migration can be complex and quite challenging to implement because of certain factors such as the limited knowledge of applications, lack of IT manpower and skills, as well as the continuously emerging cloud technologies.
Before planning on modernizing your IT infrastructure, you might be overwhelmed by the complexity of the situation. Some of the major challenges include limited knowledge on the application, limited manpower or skills, vendor lock-in and platform incompatibility.
The average employee turnover rate is often high. Based on a survey, 46% of professionals in Singapore are highly likely to change jobs within six months to a year. IT infrastructure refreshes normally occurs within 3 to 5 years so this means that the knowledge on the legacy applications are often lost during the transitions. This results in expensive and long migrations or perhaps even worse, leaving the IT applications unused.
Companies especially small and medium enterprise often resort to outsourcing their IT projects. They must make sure that those IT projects will not have the vendor lock-in and easily adapt to other platforms in case they preferred to switch providers.
With the implementation of the cloud strategy, the main challenge is the process to move completely to a new platform without having major outages or overheads of re-architecting application to be well suited to the cloud. The hybrid cloud strategy has become more and more popular considering numerous applications in a company wherein one single cloud platform is often not enough. IT teams should not underestimate the complexities of being able to migrate workloads between various cloud platforms.
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Cloudvela provides a highly powerful tool that migrates workload or entire applications made up of multiple Virtual Machine (VM), without the need for extensive deep knowledge on the application. This can be achieved using hypervisors. Hypervisors promote true mobility and avoid vendor lock-ins as they demonstrate virtualization.
Multiple legacy systems should be replaced with a single and common IT platform. Single platform delivers unified process and delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while achieving workload mobility to move everything freely across multiple clouds and platforms.
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