Much of today’s business activity across the globe is governed by cloud computing technology. This paradigm shift in technology has made itself abundantly clear, that a thorough understanding and management of the same is crucial for successful business operations. It is a well-known fact that cloud platforms can be basically divided into two categories, first public domain and the second private domain. Public cloud domains are managed by public cloud servers along with its allied networking and data center operations. In this case the user is able to purchase a cloud domain from a service provider and can well award maintenance contract to third party cloud management consultancy. However, this is recommended for young organizations that do not possess complex application to integrate.
Why do you need private cloud domain?
Organizations who has expansion plans or those with medium to large scale operations, private cloud domains are a must have to meet its performance and security requirements. However, it is challenging to create organization specific cloud domain. This is where a good technology partner is important, because they would provide the best in the class industry practices. It is necessary for the organization to build a cloud structure that has virtualized servers and storage facilities, which are highly agile and can be accessed from remote locations in a secure manner. It should possess the ability to exchange classified business information in an extensive heterogeneous network. More and more organizations are opting for cloud based services for its positive return on investment, with an accelerated IT growth pattern. Cloud management services provide a much faster platform for application running and breath enhanced resource manageability into organizations.
With the implementation of cloud based technology there is an increased synergy in the provisioning environments, which has on demand scalable networks and components. It lays down clear governance criteria for managing IT related functioning. A good technology partner would provide the organization a self-service kit, which can deploy virtual machines based on the IT landscape of the organization. It is necessary to formulate a management strategy in a hybrid cloud environment, in terms of networks and storage resources to be managed. It is vital to have good IT related policies, which would govern the domains and its associated access controls. It will also help in budget making and tracking expenditure by presenting informative reports to the top management.
Importance of a good data migration procedure
At the very onslaught of cloud management strategy, data migration is necessary but the same has to be carried out in a systematic and structured manner. Every step of the process should be accountable and every data exchange must be stored according to the established protocol. A good technology partner would focus on the process in the most cost and time effective manner. This can only be possible if the technology partner has the expertise of producing results with minimal administrative IT resources. A good migration plan is the first step, which identifies data owner and prepare a detailed action plan.The next step is a careful (extract, transform, and load) ETL process, which pulls data from source system and transfers it into data warehouses. After ETL process, a detailed data inventory analysis is carried out to take the stock of the situation, followed by optimum process mapping. It is essential to create robust audit criteria and make the system in line with the same. To achieve this, it is important to do data volume and quality analysis. This will lead to mock system run which willstimulate actual production like environment.
Application migration along with service delivery platform
To lower infrastructure cost and establish agility, organizations are transferring internal application to cloud based domains. However, every successful application migration should follow a systematic sequence. First design stage, which lays out acceptance test cases along with pre and post migration checklist. The next stage is followed by 24×7 platform management which includes automation and service synchronization. This step leads to a very important stage of infrastructure assessment, which carries out tool evaluation. This is followed by application profiling and deployment, which is recorded by an efficient documentation procedure for future references.