Need Advice In Transitioning Enterprise Workloads To The Cloud?
At a recent customer review meeting, a client remarked to me that their organisation was increasingly moving enterprise workloads to the cloud. This is true, cloud services are maturing rapidly, with containerisation, in particular, changing the way that services such as platform as a service (PaaS) are delivered. Our client enquired “What is the one piece of advice you would give to organisations moving enterprise workloads to the cloud?” I gave our client the following advice:
The cloud offers immense benefits for all workloads. Benefits such as continuous improvement, accelerated time to value, geographically dispersed availability, capability, scale and right-sizing which would otherwise be out of reach. The reasons to plug in to an ever improving feature-rich cloud have never been so compelling.
For enterprise workloads, apply the same architectural diligence as you always have done, to achieve successful enterprise outcomes in the cloud. Concerns regarding data security and privacy are diminishing as cloud providers and service providers reach an ever maturing state. In this rationalisation stage of cloud adoption, the same design principles and operational best practices that enterprise architects have always applied, still apply. Keep your eye on these principles and do not be distracted by other noise. You have a canvas to design holistic enterprise solutions with agile responsiveness to meet the dynamic needs of the modern enterprise. Design for performance, availability, scale-out, backup, disaster recovery and security, ensuring that cloud core enablement is in place including identity service integration and network readiness. Attain solutions and services to manage, control and gain insight into the cloud and hybrid state. With the right partner you can gain insight and visibility into all aspects of your cloud environment with rich dashboard reporting delivering real-time metrics on everything from performance to user productivity levels. Embrace the opportunity that cloud is presenting and unleash true cloud economics for your organisation.
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