Today, keeping your enterprise agile and flexible is not just an advantage, it is a requirement. Many of the systems and processes that once were owned by businesses are being moved offsite to “service” models: Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), etc. These services are usually referred to as being “in the cloud” – meaning that the infrastructure and management of the service in question is not maintained by the enterprise using the service.
When it comes to database environment and infrastructure, more and more businesses are moving to the cloud to manage this vital part of their business organization. Database services provided in the cloud are often referred to as Database as a Service (DBaaS).
Before moving to the cloud, it is important to carefully define your database needs, plan for the migration and understand what putting a solution into production entails. This white paper discusses the following subjects on moving to the cloud:
- What is “the cloud” exactly, and why are businesses moving to it?
- Should you move your business environment to the cloud?
- What questions should you ask a potential DBaaS provider?
- What are the things you need to plan for and be aware of to ensure a smooth transition?
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