Legacy Apps in the Cloud: Six Details Worth Sweating

Thursday Dec 17th 2009 by Datamation.com Staff

Forget the big-picture cloud worries. Small details could wreak havoc in the cloud for companies porting legacy apps, analysts say.

Network World: A host of substantial problems with porting legacy apps to the cloud will keep most companies from diving in for now, say analysts reporting on weaknesses in the cloud and ISVs trying to fill in the gaps.

But just as important for legacy applications that are often heavily customized and surrounded by cordons of stored procedures, report-generating scripts and security auditing tools, are the smaller issues that aren't obvious immediately, but can stop the show just as effectively as the biggies, according to Bernard Golden, CEO at consulting firm HyperStratus. Those "smaller issues" include visibility, domino updates, naming standards, missing masters, sprawl, and scale.

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