The "keep it simple, stupid" design principle lends itself well to the cloud. Complex applications can be challenging to port to the cloud, but simpler applications can be ported much more easily and be ready to go in a shorter time span.
Cloud applications can offer business plenty of advantages, from a more cost-effective infrastructure to fewer administrative demands and a reduction in management headaches. But the cloud is not for every application or deployment. Are your enterprise applications ready for the cloud? The perception among CIOs is that enterprise applications in the cloud aren't ready for prime time but that internal applications are perfectly suitable for cloud deployment. But how do you really know whether your apps can be deployed to the cloud? Channel Insider recently spoke to Vikram Watave, vice president of sales for infrastructure management services at Patni, who offered five questions you should ask yourself to make sure that your applications and your customers' applications are ready for the cloud. Take a look.
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