– Bernard Golden, CEO,HyperStratus
The rub is that once the app is ready to deploy, many inevitably get pushed to production in the cloud, without the necessary security and services plan required for a production application. Further, if the dev app is pushed to production, the developer ends up being the primary sys admin for the app or the operations teams is brought in after the fact to manage the app in the cloud without regard for the necessary standards established by operations to support a production application.
We see this all the time here at BlueLock and that’s one of the reasons we’ve built three platforms onto which different apps can reside according to their specific requirements. For example, a developer can quickly and cost effectively spin up a test/dev instance on vCloud Express and once that app has been finished, it can be migrated from vCloud Express to either the BlueLock Professional Cloud or the BlueLock Enterprise Cloud. At that point the app inherits the more robust traits and services of the two production-ready platforms, like an Enterprise Checkpoint Firewall, redundant SAS-base SAN for speed and resiliency, nightly snapshots/back-ups, high availability for hardware fault-tolerance, systems administration management for vulnerability patching of the OS and robust monitoring. The cost model changes with the migration, however, now the application is on a platform intended to host production applications.
At BlueLock we’ve thought through this problem and can help by providing your development team with an option to migrate the app to a more robust platform without it ever leaving our data center. If you’d like to learn more about our CloudSuite and how we can help you achieve the cost savings and speed at the test/dev phase, but have an option to promote the app to a production ready platform, send me a note here.