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October 05, 2016
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Why, how and when should I make the move to the cloud?

This is the second of a three part series of the evolution of the Hortonworks and Microsoft relationship.

Ask around and you’ll hear a variety of different drivers for moving IT resources to the cloud, from cost to business agility. In fact, as adoption has progressed and companies have learned more about what the cloud makes possible, the reasons themselves have evolved. To learn more about the considerations behind today’s cloud implementations, check out this in-depth interview with top strategists at Hortonworks and Microsoft:

Once you’ve made the decision to embrace the cloud, the obvious next question is how to do it. There’s no one right way—the answer can be different for each company—but there’s definitely more than one wrong way. To begin with, how will you migrate your existing infrastructure? If an all-at-once approach seems risky, that’s because it usually is. You can find more realistic ways to think about your cloud migration here:


As you get into the nuts-and-bolts of cloud adoption, you’ll face a lot of options for which systems to move, and when. What’s the best way to deliver immediate value for your organization while gaining executive support for ongoing cloud initiatives? Find out in this discussion:

When Should Enterprises Migrate to the CloudYour cloud strategy should also include the basic but fundamental question of who’ll do the actual work. You have two choices: invest in developing your own internal expertise, or turn to a managed service provider for turnkey implementation. Watch this video to get a sense of the pros and cons of each approach:

In our next blog, we’ll examine the all-important topic of cloud architecture: which one is right for your business, and how do you make sure it’s as secure as your on-prem environment—or more.

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