With most companies in the early days of cloud migration, the idea of achieving cloud arbitrage – dynamically shifting workloads across clouds to leverage relative price and performance advantages – can seem pretty daunting. Let’s look at the typical road to cloud adoption, then I’ll explain the first thing you’ll need to do to effectively achieve cloud arbitrage.
Most enterprises are still in the first stage of cloud migration: moving to a hybrid cloud architecture – augmenting their on premises datacenters with public cloud services. This can entail migrating some applications to the cloud in their entirety, distributing data collection activities to the cloud while keeping core processing in the datacenter, or pushing overflow workloads to the cloud during periods of peak activity, called cloud bursting.
Somewhere along the way, most companies realize they don’t want to be locked in to one cloud so they build and connect applications in a cloud-agnostic manner.… Read the rest