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Techniques

Cloud lift and shift

NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Nov 2016
hold?

As more organizations are choosing to deploy applications in the cloud, we're regularly finding IT groups that are wastefully trying to replicate their existing data center management and security approaches in the cloud. This often comes in the form of firewalls, load balancers, network proxies, access control, security appliances and services that are extended into the cloud with minimal rethinking. We've seen organizations build their own orchestration APIs in front of the cloud providers to constrain the services that can be utilized by teams. In most cases these layers serve only to cripple the capability, taking away most of the intended benefits of moving to the cloud. In this edition of the Radar, we've chosen to rehighlight cloud lift and shift as a technique to avoid. Organizations should instead look more deeply at the intent of their existing security and operational controls, and look for alternative controls that work in the cloud without creating unnecessary constraints. Many of those controls will already exist for mature cloud providers, and teams that adopt the cloud can use native APIs for self-serve provisioning and operations.

Jan 2015
hold?

As cloud adoption grows we are unfortunately seeing a trend to treat the cloud as just another hosting provider. Cloud lift and shift is unfortunately being encouraged by large vendors re-branding existing hosting offerings as "cloud." Few of these offer any real flexibility or pay-as-you-use pricing. If you think you can move to the cloud without re-architecting, you are probably not doing it right.

Jul 2014
hold?
As cloud adoption grows we are unfortunately seeing a trend to treat the cloud as just another hosting provider. Cloud lift and shift is unfortunately being encouraged by large vendors re-branding existing hosting offerings as "cloud." Few of these offer any real flexibility or pay-as-you-use pricing. If you think you can move to the cloud without re-architecting, you are probably not doing it right.
Jan 2014
hold?