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The Boy Scout approach to moving to the Cloud – be prepared with some Best Practices to ensure optimum performance

So you made a decision to move to the Cloud – well done. With the proper planning and approach, the cloud can provide the perfect dynamic infrastructure for your organization and your web sites and services.

Following are five best practices to use. If you can consider these steps, you will find the transition less painful.

 

  1. RULES of the Game.  Knowing that you will do well to pin your cloud supplier down to an SLA that relates to how your application performs – not to a certain size of billable infrastructure.
  2. TEST   to see how your application scales in the cloud. Is it stable under peak load, does it support the numbers of users you expect to come along, does it scale up properly when needed?
  3. SCALE Find out how your provider scales up – and importantly down – and test it out.
  4. SIZE    Understand your optimum configuration – do I need 1 large instance or 2 medium? This can save you lots of money.
  5. MONITOR  Once you have moved to the Cloud, monitor what the end user experiences 24×7 – he will expect no degradation with what he normally experience.

We at Apica has the tools and knowledge to help you make the right decisions – ping me if you think these Best Practices are worth looking into.

 

Regards

Mike

MikeHowse

 

Mike Howse [email protected]

VP International

London, UK        

office: +44 (0)1628 440826

Cell: +44 (0)7770 568524

 

 

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Sven Hammar is Co-Founder and CEO of Apica. In 2005, he had the vision of starting a new SaaS company focused on application testing and performance. Today, that concept is Apica, the third IT company I’ve helped found in my career.

Before Apica, he co-founded and launched Celo Commuication, a security company built around PKI (e-ID) solutions. He served as CEO for three years and helped grow the company from five people to 85 people in two years. Right before co-founding Apica, he served as the Vice President of Marketing Bank and Finance at the security company Gemplus (GEMP).

Sven received his masters of science in industrial economics from the Institute of Technology (LitH) at Linköping University. When not working, you can find Sven golfing, working out, or with family and friends.

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