Nowadays more and more companies are combining the best technologies to keep up with the fast-paced IT environment. Cloud services are shaking up the industry and hybrid cloud is definitely leading the way as it offers the customizability and flexibility of the data center coupled with the convenience of the public cloud.
This adaptability is what makes it attractive for companies but the transition to a hybrid cloud environment requires certain considerations to be made. Here is a short list:
- Migration strategy
Migrating to the cloud is a lengthy process that have to be customized in order to address the technical, functional and operational needs of your company.
So, before undertaking the Hybrid Cloud migration process make sure that you can clearly respond to the below questions:
- Which is the best scaling model for your company to follow?
- What about disaster and recovery?
- How does this change your company overall?
When it comes to moving to a Hybrid Cloud, mistakes are bound to be made. A common mistake companies tend to do is assuming that their service provider will handle all aspects of cloud security. That’s partly true given that the service provider offers security for the underlying infrastructure. But just because you put your data in cloud doesn’t automatically make it secure! It's essential to take the right steps (e.g. implementing access policies, ensuring proper encryption etc.) to secure your company’s data.
- Costs evaluation
Undoubtedly, Hybrid Cloud offers great opportunities to reduce the IT costs. But companies must pay attention to unexpected expenses! IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions are often more cost effective than applications using legacy hardware, which may turn out to be an expensive affair to run on the cloud.
Compliance is vital for ensuring enterprise security controls enforcement. Thus, companies need a measure of automation in order to check that the workloads and stored data remain adherent to the compliance rules contained in the data governance framework.
- Cloud transition time
When moving to a hybrid cloud, companies should think about the time their staff need to adjust to the new setup and get familiarized with it. That’s why they must be prepared and have in place the right tools so as to help their team get up to speed, quickly and accurately.
In short, each of these points mentioned above requires serious time and consideration and can become a challenge to your hybrid cloud transition if you decide to manage it yourself.
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