Migrating Your Database to the Cloud?

Grazed from CloudExpo. Author: Mike Azevedo.

Companies are migrating infrastructure to the cloud in order to achieve advantages and agility that they need to remain competitive. However, they may have difficulty achieving one extremely important benefit of cloud computing as they attempt to run their MySQL databases in the cloud - scalability in true utility fashion.

Similar to the power utilities we are all familiar with, this entails the ability to get what you need, when you need it and pay for only what you use, even during peak demand. Why switch to the cloud if databases like MySQL limit scalability and performance? It's very simple: the advantages of shedding the headaches of managing one's own machines and reducing operating and capital expenditures are still too great to ignore...

However, organizations are in many cases shortchanging themselves by focusing narrowly on these financial and operational benefits, not realizing that the right cloud database will dramatically increase flexibility and agility...

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