You want to move some servers from your data center to the cloud. Piece of cake, right? There are tools for that. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of tools for that – native tools, purpose-built tools, you name it.
So, you pick some virtual servers, and, using VMotion, you move those to your favorite cloud of choice by hitting the “Easy Button.”
But then the calls start coming in to the Help Desk from the accounting department complaining that the payroll application isn’t working, and they’re unable to generate pay checks.
What happened? Your IT group scrambles around and confirms that the servers that were just moved are NOT the payroll servers.