Performance and User Experience
A basic rule of thumb for IT planning is to always analyze potential changes from the perspective of your users. In general, taking away as little as possible from the current user experience will increase user acceptance of your cloud strategy. IT organizations can’t afford to underestimate the importance of user experience in the success of their cloud initiatives. While performance isn’t the only measure of user experience, it is generally the most important for users. Moving to a cloud environment can cause performance slowdowns—and, subsequently, user unhappiness and push-back—in three different areas. Application performance Performance of software-based virtualization (remote slowdowns) Cloud-based data backup
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What specific effects does moving the application to the cloud have on the user experience? How is “quality of experience” defined for the application? What factors contribute to the quality of the experience? For each factor, what are the trade-offs between user experience and IT control of the application?
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