Will going with a cloud create a vendor and platform dependency?

LockToday, businesses, research and product development projects rely heavily on number crunching in its many forms, like optimization, modeling, simulations and data analysis. Cloud services have unforeseen amounts of cost-efficient computing power available, which could meet the end-users needs. Cloud computing is conceptually relatively simple but still hard to implement and manage on the application level.

According to the Total Economic Impact Analysis by Forrester Research application development to launch ready in the cloud does not happen over night. Because of the cost of development, developers want to be careful when selecting their platform. Launch-ready application code requires optimization for the cloud environment, which falls into two categories: Minimization of cloud resource consumption and to be able to predict cloud resource consumption, and implementation of scalability and robustness that performs well in the cloud environment. Using a proven middleware, which provides scalability and shielding from the complexity could save a lot of time and money here.

According to one ISV, they “developed their first platform in four years . . . re-architected for Azure over a nine-month period” and “reused a lot of code because it was directly portable.”

Will going with a cloud create vendor dependence?

For the last decade, IT managers have been working to enable solutions without vendor lock-in. When moving to the cloud era, they do not want to take a step backward. Thomas Erl, CEO of Arcitura Education Inc. expresses a caution in a Forbes article that going with a cloud solution means buying into the specific protocols, which create a vendor dependence.

The Techila middleware enables going with a cloud without taking a step backward. Techila enables moving workloads to the cloud and across different clouds without a vendor lock-in. With Techila you can move your Workload, for example, to Amazon EC2 or Windows Azure knowing that you can move it in back to on-premise or to another cloud platform in the future without any the impact. Techila makes it possible to do the application integration to clouds in a universal way.

Techila offers customers a middleware plug-in, which enables their applications to securely harness the infinite capacity of the cloud, public or private. This makes Techila the missing link between applications and the computing capacity of the clouds. Without a cloud computing vendor lock-in.

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