Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Migrating to cloud native requires seeing shades of gray

A common approach to application migration to the public clouds is to alter the applications to take advantage of cloud-native features. This means that the applications can speak with the native management systems, native security systems, and other native services.

The alternative is lift-and-shift: doing as few modifications to the applications as you can get away with. This means avoiding cloud-native altogether, practically speaking.

Best practices have been emerging around the binary approaches of either go all-in cloud native or don’t go native at all. The reality is that it’s not a binary decision, and the answer you’re seeking may operate across a spectrum.   

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