By Debjani Chaudhury - February 18, 2020 3 Mins Read
Technology adoption is undergoing a significant change, as many non-negotiable factors need to be considered during the process of data centers and services migrating to the cloud.
There are many critical factors during the migration of apps to the cloud. Some can be enumerated as scalability due to elastic consumption, lowering IT costs due to economies of scale, operational instead of a capital expense, and the ability to test a new application quickly to create a faster time to market.
The process of migrating apps to the cloud is not easy, and there are some critical factors to be considered. Firstly, Self-service tools can reduce resource requirements to automate and integrate across multiple environments. Cost is a significant factor and Without cost predictability, cloud migration is going to be even more challenging.
SaaS and Pay as you go models also promote shadow IT initiatives, impacting both security and cost controls. Also, solutions spanning both private and public cloud infrastructure drive the need for transparency for monitoring, management, and root cause analysis. Here, standardization plays a critical role and often requires a value-added advisory service.
The challenge of security has often been touted as one of the key basis for vendor identifications. For firms, apps in the cloud may not have the uniform level of physical controls as they have for on-premise deployment in their individual data centers. Also, the attack surface expands as more apps are accessible over the web. Other security requirements, such as user privacy, user access, and compliance needs, also need to be considered.
The journey to cloud migration needs to include the below non-negotiable:
Any movement from a physical data center to the cloud requires investment in new capabilities to enable migrating to the new environment. As applications change in how they are built, designed, deployed and consumed, the application delivery infrastructures also have evolved to address the non-negotiables for applications in a continuous integration/delivery, hybrid and multi-cloud deployment.
Debjani Chaudhury works as an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. In this capacity, she contributes editorial articles for two platforms, focusing on the latest global technology and trends.Debjani is a seasoned Content Developer who comes with 3 years of experience with Fashion, IT, and International Marketing industries. She has represented India in International trade forums like Hannover Messe, Germany.
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