Transitioning to the Cloud: How to Identify Real-time Mission Critical Applications

November 13, 2014  By Adam Stewart
Transitioning to the cloud is a big change. Despite the fact that many companies, including F500s, have started to make the shift, some still have reservations about moving to the cloud.

We were able to grab a few minutes with Adam Stewart, vice president of engineering for some quick, helpful tips on identifying real-time and mission critical applications when transitioning to the cloud.  

The first question you should ask yourself when transitioning to the cloud is, “How critical is this application to my business?” The immediate answer might be that everything is critical. But every application is not created equal. IT pros should take a step back and identify those items that are “real-time” mission critical – items that have a high availability and therefore a higher cost when they are not up and running. For example, a phone system is an example of a real-time mission critical application, but email is more mission critical and could be down for a few hours without harming your business. Once you identify real-time vs. real-time mission critical items you can develop a plan for how to most effectively manage the transition.

Learn more about transitioning to the cloud and real-time mission critical applications in Adam’s video.

Adam Stewart
Vice President of Engineering
Adam is experienced in building and managing highly effective teams that produce relentless service and award-winning products that consistently delight customers. At Autotask he oversees engineering, which includes product development, quality assurance, documentation, help desk and data center operations.

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