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Nayan B. Ruparelia

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262529099

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001

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Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning to the Cloud

Chapter:
(p.195) 10 Transitioning to the Cloud
Source:
Cloud Computing
Author(s):

Nayan B. Ruparelia

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.003.0010

Once you have decided that you want to use cloud computing, you need to assess how you will transition your current use of IT, the concommitant processes and services to the cloud. Additionally, you will need to address issues related to interoperability between your current, or legacy, IT services and cloud services. This chapter helps you to assess suitable cloud services and their vendors.The contractual agreement formed between a user and a provider of cloud services is considered in terms of service level agreements (SLAs). This chapter examines SLAs and metrics that are relevant users and a checklist is provided as a template for selecting an appropriate cloud service. A cloud maturity model is derived from a user’s perspective and it is then used to assess your level of cloud adoption with best-practices and also to allow you to track your cloud adoption progress over time.

Keywords:   Cloud transitioning, Cloud best practices, Cloud maturity model, Cloud usage models, Cloud interoperability, Cloud service level agreement (SLA), Critical success factors, Cloud checklist

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