Caution – Emergency Exit Needed.

By Wendy Sanacore
How will you exit the cloud?
I know what you’re saying. You haven’t even really transitioned to the cloud yet and I’m already asking about your exit strategy, right?
Well I am asking for a good reason. You must be prepared with an exit strategy in place from the moment you join the cloud.
Think about it. You never walk into a building that has no exits, right? What if something happens and you need to get out quickly and safely. Well, you have windows and doors and an exit strategy in place.
The same thing should apply for your business. What happens if you transition to the cloud and then all of a sudden your cloud provider begins experiencing security problems or you begin to have concerns about data ownership?
The whole point of the cloud is to eliminate physical data centers, so by the time you realize there are security issues, your data center may be eliminated. So how do you pull out of the cloud when you have nowhere physical to store your data.
This is just food for thought, but something to consider before your company makes the leap to cloud. Make sure you have an exit strategy in mind just in case you encounter an emergency.
You want to ensure that you can get out and that you can get out quickly. Plan ahead, it will save you a lot of headaches in the future.
About TxMQ
Since its inception, TxMQ has specialized in Mainframe software and mainframe systems support offerings. As mainframe software and mainframe applications and subsystems like DB2, z/OS, CICS, MQ, and DB2 continued to grow in popularity, so too did TxMQ’s offerings.
These expanded to include technologies like virtualization solutions including Linux Virtualization, network Virtualization (Cloud Computing), and desktop Virtualization, as well as mainframe modernization.
As the web became more prevalent and a part of the enterprise, we followed IBM’s offerings and added skilled resources and SME’s in areas like WebSphere, BPM and SOA, including both Lombardi, and Metastorm (now a part of open text), as well as DataPower.
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