…On what you need to know before making the transition to EaaS
Interviewed by Michael Hackett
1. What are the main differences between cloud-based environments and cloud infrastructure?
An environment is a collection of infrastructure elements working in conjunction to enable an application stack to work.
For example, a simple 3-tier application, with a web front-end component, a business logic component and a database component requires, at a minimum, the following infrastructure components: a few VMs, a few storage disks, and a network. All of these components are required, and they need to work together as an environment for the application to be functional. Note, that as the complexity of the application stack grows, the definition of an environment grows bigger than just infrastructure components. It can include VPNs, public IP addresses, an object store, and other service end-points.