Best Practices for Cloud Ops Success
Most businesses move away from a self-managed infrastructure to a cloud-based solution that can raise questions about costs, security, and ease-of-migration. Your business faces downtime and security breaches, as well as high financial costs, without adequately making the jump to a cloud infrastructure. To help you make a move, as part of a successful migration service portfolio, we have compiled five best practices for CloudOps performance.
Enterprises now prefer the cloud as a default infrastructure platform without fully recognizing its advantages or attributes. Through formally recording processes for working on a cloud-based infrastructure,
CloudOps (‘Cloud Operations’) aims to optimize those advantages.
The reason to opt for Cloud security service is also instant scalability. But sometimes, some of the fundamental obstacles to this scalability are not discussed. For example, scalability is not about adding additional servers to adapt to new load; it is also necessary to remember that the cloud solution provider can distribute a low latency experience to user’s servers worldwide.
Costs measured are another consideration for CloudOps. An immense advantage to cloud-based companies is that costs only come when servers are actively used. However, companies must rapidly add and reduce the running infrastructure to optimize this advantage, depending on their load. A company that plans to and maintains servers for a maximum user load of just five days a month always pays the remaining 25 days of the month for that load.
Enable Agility, Don’t Hinder It
Off late, companies are adopting the mantra of ‘enabling agility’ and driving successful results. If the management team finds cloud use impossible, or protection, security, enforcement, or a rose by some other name, the scrum teams will go around them. And you know already that you don’t want it. The solution is not more limits, but better ones.
Pro tip: on governance, do not over-rotate. Outside centralized governance, cloud use is poor. Yeah, poor. Like an existential threat to your company’s competitive gain (e.g., exposed IP, fines, harm to the brand, loss of talent/turnover). The scrum teams will only go around you if you’re over-rotated, and then you won’t know what’s out in the cloud. And it really won’t matter whose “fault” it is before customer data or IP is unintentionally exposed in an unsecured service. Hearing how open everyone was to this theme was comforting.
Orchestrate Change Management
While the developers are deploying new resources and/or modifying existing resources, managing this is critical. Change management itself does not become a manual bottleneck as part of stringent cloud migration services. Change request tickets automatically. Have an agile workflow for change management that keeps Cloud solutions provider innovative and accelerated along with critical guards.
Asset Discovery and Tagging Taxonomy
Visibility remains a major obstacle, from what clients and prospects are suggesting. Of course, as previously mentioned, a lot of this, though not everything, is the unintended consequence of draconian governance (shadow cloud usage). Knowing what tools you have and how they interconnect starts with a sound cloud strategy. Application mapping is essential, as it enforces a taxonomy for asset tagging when choosing a cloud service provider. Taxonomy regulation is a concept that may sound punitive, clearly meaning the compliance policies themselves. If, for example, a resource is deployed to an authorized department without a tag, then take the resource down and inform the customer.
In this scenario, the cloud security service provider will easily add and redeploy the department tag: no damage, no blame. You can also have a tag for the application, and for their organization, the reader would easily determine which tags make sense.
You can do this better than 90% of your competitors to get cloud protection and change management working together synchronously and automatically. Agility and security are not unique to each other. As cloud migration services failures from open buckets already regularly make the headlines, it is hard to imagine this future state without a robust solution.
In short, AI is required to uncover insights hidden under a wealth of data and automation so that insight can be applied, bottlenecks eliminated, and agility accelerated. Scrum teams’ capacity to serve themselves inside critical policy guards and handle their cloud costs and protection proactively leads the company to new heights. Friendly rivalry and best practice sharing would increase the game for everyone.
Hopefully, these topics from recent meetings will help you navigate your cloud journey. Does your business face any cloud security challenges? Please speak to our knowledgeable team about your cloud journey to get started with the cloud protection service.