Taos offers tips for successfully deploying multi-cloud strategies
SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – It is difficult to make the decision to implement a multi-cloud strategy. From deciding to pursue a multi-cloud journey to defining the requirements to lay the groundwork for identifying and deploying applications and services in the multi-cloud environment, the process requires a solid strategy and smooth execution. key to success, say experts at Taos, the global innovator in cloud and DevOps transformation services.
Rather than simply using multiple clouds, a true multicloud environment is designed to deploy applications and services to disparate resources with an existing network to be routed between locations. This allows organizations to leverage the strengths of different cloud service providers (CSPs) to better meet their needs for any particular data set or application. A multi-cloud strategy can allow choices of cloud locations that result in better performance or meet residence requirements; offer cost advantages or ensure business continuity; provide better protection or help prevent vendor lock-in.
Whatever reasons an organization may pursue a multi-cloud strategy, Taos offers these tips to avoid the pitfalls of deployment:
- Identify requirements – Make sure you know exactly what you need from each CSP. The collected requirements should include technical needs as well as business needs so that usage patterns can be derived. Develop a decision tree, taking into account which CSP can solve which requirements.
- Design the foundation – Before the first deployment of applications or services, develop an overall network strategy. If your environment is 100% cloud-based, simple connectivity between clouds using a VPN solution may be sufficient. More complex solutions can result in the need for a dedicated connection between an enterprise data center and each cloud provider.
- Develop a security visibility strategy – Design solutions that can work across clouds to provide security visibility. Analysis tools can quickly identify misconfigured cloud resources and services, while deploying agents to virtual machines can achieve organization-wide threat protection.
- Institute good governance – Governance is an opportunity to introduce coherence and order into an otherwise disorganized environment. Considerations for any governing body are to define key principles, review application and service designs, and issue recommendations for approval or identification of new critical basic infrastructure needs.
- Implement the training – Not all administrators will know all clouds. Traditionally, operators and administrators have focused on a single cloud. Be prepared to offer training and education so that a cloud administrator can manage the entire multi-cloud environment without worrying about skill limitations.
- Automate everything you can – When automating deployments, it’s best to look for tools that work for all CSPs in your multi-cloud strategy. Tools like Terraform provide a consistent mechanism to deploy infrastructure and provisioning services across all major CSPs. Configuration management solutions will work as well-provided network access or federation.
- Consider when to launch the multi-cloud strategy – Work closely with the finance team to analyze the total cost of implementing a multi-cloud strategy. If applications and services need a multi-cloud environment, this can be solved when the need arises.
- Prepare a good plan – Rushing to implement a multi-cloud strategy will lead to inefficiencies, rework and in some cases total replacement of the work done. Set realistic goals and timelines, posting your progress for co-ordination between colleagues and projects.
“Despite a slight increase in adoption, multi-cloud strategies are seen as an attractive option rather than a transformative business option, deciding to implement a not-so-obvious multi-cloud strategy,” said Hamilton Yu, CEO of Taos. “The benefits of such a deployment far outweigh any concerns an organization might fear. However, it is important to plan properly and carefully consider options to get the most out of a multi-cloud environment. with a business that can help businesses make those decisions optimizing their business might be the most important decision of all.
Taos accelerates public cloud transformation for organizations in industries such as retail, financial services and media, supporting customers through services such as Taos DevOps Now ™, Taos Acture for Unified Point Management termination, Taos Google Cloud Anthos adoption services and personalized services. As a pioneer in public cloud technologies, Taos has forged strong partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, which verify its expertise on each platform and enable the company to take an agnostic approach to helping organizations. on their multi-cloud. strategic travel. Additional information is available at www.taos.com.
Taos, an IBM company, helps today’s businesses and fast-growing businesses harness the power of cloud and DevOps with digital transformation and optimization solutions. As a global leader in cloud and DevOps, Taos continues to solve “What’s Next? The company specializes in consulting, migration and 24x7x365 managed services. For more information, please visit www.taos.com.