STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR CLOUD APPLICATIONS
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If you've hung around with the cloud computing crowd, you've probably heard the term "self healing systems". One of the primary drivers of cloud technology adoption is the elasticity of resources, which dovetails nicely with healing. Self healing systems, by definition, monitor themselves for errors and then correct them, without human intervention. Think of it like you would your own health - if you're hungry, you eat; if you're tired, you sleep; if you have a headache, you take aspirin. When you run, your heart rate accelerates -- until you stop, and then it ramps down. The objective of self healing systems is uninterrupted uptime for applications, services or devices. In cloud environments, it typically entails redundant, scalable server configurations that respond to varied demand, hardware failures, or other problems.
Over the past decade, a fast-growing number of businesses have adopted cloud computing. Cloud computing enables your business to access software and your data at any time and from any location. Creating an effective cloud strategy can be a differentiator for successful companies. Properly developed and executed, web applications in the cloud can bring great benefits.
Far too many web application development projects fail. Why? A variety of reasons, including unrealistic expectations, changing markets, unclear objectives, missing processes, and shady development firms. After two decades in the trenches of software development, we've seen projects that were wildly successful and others that were miserable failures. And those lessons are what we are here to share.