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  March, 2017
   Dave Avery

Database in the Cloud: How to Make Your Cloud Database Environments Soar (or Sore)

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?
Download this white paper to find out how to define your cloud provider requirements, plan for the migration and understand what putting a cloud solution into production entails.
Dave Avery
Director of Content Marketing
David Avery began working for Percona as the Director of Content Marketing in November of 2015. He is responsible for customer-facing writing and marketing material content. David is a networking and data communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience. He specializes in writing and creating marketing content - including white papers, blogs, web copy, articles, ebooks, emails, scripts, brochures, and technical documentation. Before coming to Percona, David worked at Ixia Communications, Alcatel-Lucent, Xylan, and ISOCOR. His very first job in technology was as a game tester for Activision! Besides technology marketing, David enjoys playing music with several bands in Los Angeles (none of which he expects to get signed anytime soon). David earned a BA in English from UCLA. He is married with two children.

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