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What is Cloud Rationalization?

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Simply put, cloud rationalization is migrating or moving workloads to the cloud. Tons of organizations of various sizes and verticals are moving to the cloud every day. There are many reasons for this, some of which are outlined here.

When migrating to the cloud it is important to remember the five"R"s.

The Five "R"s of Cloud Rationalization

These are five key factors to bare in mind when migrating to the cloud.


In other words, a simple "lift and shift" operation into the new environment. It is a quick and easy approach, however, beware. Some applications and databases may not be ready to be moved or built to function in the cloud. If this is the case, they may need some work before migrating.


This is getting all your ducks in a row. Crossing your t's and dotting your i's. Essentially not all legacy systems may be ready for the move to the cloud. Therefore refactoring means that you may have to tweak the code a bit in order to enable the application to run or run better within the cloud environment.


Your engineers may need to completely discard and rebuild the code for the application that you're moving. This is a step up from refactoring which means it's much more involved and time consuming.

You should plan for and consider the possibility that this significant investment of time and resources may be a necessity in order to move to the cloud.


As described in the above texts, some legacy systems are not able to function in cloud environments. That being said, sometimes these systems and applications need to be changed.

This is different from rebuilding in that this is not a changing of the code, but the actual system/environmental architecture. Changing the architecture and how it is set-up can assuage issues with cloud migrations in certain instances.


The final straw. There are times when an application or system simply can't make it to the cloud. It cannot be tweaked, rebuilt or rearchitected. Sometimes organizations simply must replace aged tech in order to adopt new innovations.

This option usually involves up front costs of acquiring new products, versions or licenses, but sees long term benefits in the form of cloud migrations.

Cloud Issues

There are issues with being in the cloud. Many organizations worry about security, additionally, mismanaging a cloud environment can lead to massive costs from application downloads and upgrades.

However, one of the biggest issues with clouds is that they're typically easy to adopt, yet once you're in, it's very hard to get out. In other words, cloud providers typically make bringing your workloads onboard easy, but bringing them back on premise into a nightmare.

The Solution

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Vendita is a proud partner of both Amazon and Microsoft and works extensively with both Azure and AWS.

Master Automation Solution, MAS, makes cloud rationalization easy. Through simple, push-button functionality you can migrate databases and database objects to the cloud AND BACK.

Interested in learning more? We'd love to show you how MAS can assist you with cloud rationalization.

Drop us a line here for more information or to schedule a demo.

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