Cloud Unfiltered Ep23: Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud, with Sinclair Schuller
Let’s say you are totally on board for private cloud. You (well, really your developers) love the public cloud, but you know you could save a whole lot of money if you moved that big data workload over to the private side. Or maybe you need to keep your data on-premises in order to meet industry regulations. Whatever the reason, you get the private cloud value proposition, and it makes sense for your company. Plus, you understand the technology, you have a vision for how you’ll use public and private cloud together, and your team is the type that will rally around the cultural changes required to make such a move.
So it looks like you—or your company to be more specific—are in an ideal position to take the plunge.
But there’s this one teensy, weensy, actually-kind-of-giant thing holding you back: You’ve got thousands—literally thousands—of legacy apps that have to be dealt with. There’s no way you have the time or the money to rewrite them all to work in the cloud, and you definitely need most of them for your company to move forward.
So you’re stuck. You want a private cloud, you know you should have a private cloud, but you do not have a private cloud.
In this episode of Cloud Unfiltered, Sinclair Schuller talks about the challenges that enterprises face as they wrestle with a desire to become more agile yet protect and preserve the legacy applications their businesses were built on. Specifically, he touches on:
- How Apprenda helps companies move legacy apps to a cloud native environment
- Why they’ve embraced Kubernetes
- Why he encourages companies to start with a “small bite” when it comes to cultural change
- Why multi-year transitions are not necessarily a bad thing
- Why both the developer and IT point-of-view on multi-cloud environments are both 100% accurate (even though they’re radically different)
- The soon-to-be open source project he’s geeking out on in his spare time
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