Get to the Cloud!!

When you sit down with consultants, or if you listen at any AWS conference, they’ll state that there is a right way and a wrong way to migrate. They’ll explain that it is vital to refactor your applications before moving them up to the cloud. They’ll tell you that trying to move your applications without changing them is futile, and that you’ll be setting yourself up to fail. They’ll tell you that it’s messy and drastically more difficult, nigh impossible, to migrate and then refactor. They’ll exclaim that the costs incurred by running your current platform as it stands is prohibitive. They will explain all this, and they mean it, and they are right… kind of. (Read the rest)