Clients frequently ask what cloud services they should use for different applications. Lift and shift to IaaS, true modernization with containers and PaaS, or reach for the appealing benefits of FaaS or SaaS? Unfortunately the optimal path and destination is not always a simple answer. It depends on the application(s) we’re talking about and what’s most important to you regarding how it is used, managed, and valued.
In this blog, we describe an educational journey we took as we deployed and configured WordPress in four different fashions, using this as a real world example. This one focuses on WordPress, but the decision points here could apply to any application you are considering using in the cloud.
We outline four ways we have deployed WordPress and highlight the benefits and challenges for each. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with the acronyms or terms; we’ll try to explain a bit along the way.