The Morning Download: Amazon Launches Migration Service as Cloud Adoption Increases

Mike Segar/Reuters Good morning. Companies are getting ever-more serious about shifting their applications, data and IT infrastructure to the cloud. The adoption of public cloud, even among financial services and health-care companies, has picked up in the last six to nine months, industry experts have told CIO Journal repeatedly in recent weeks An International Data Corp. survey last month found that 58% of companies planned to use Web-based, on-demand computing services, including both public services such as Amazon Web Services and private cloud-like facilities, for more than two applications, up from 24% just 14 months earlier. Cloud computing vendors are scrambling to ease the way. On Tuesday, Amazon.com Inc. will launch the AWS Database Migration Service, the WSJ’s Jay Greene reports. Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and other tech companies are making similar…


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