Migrating computing workloads to a cloud environment is a big step for any organization, regardless of its size. As the cloud market has matured over the last decade, making the decision to migrate is only the first of many choices facing a company. Fortunately, data centers offer a wide range of connectivity options that allow them to help customers build the best cloud infrastructure for their business.
Organizations are increasingly making the decision to migrate their IT operations to a cloud environment. Whether the move is driven by cost considerations, flexibility, or security reasons, transferring from an on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based one can be a considerable undertaking. Not only must data be transferred, but any applications and operations currently deployed in physical servers will also need to make the move.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
More and more organizations today are turning to the cloud as a solution for their data and network computing needs. Given the substantial cost savings offered by cloud migration, it’s no wonder that the cloud is fast approaching the status of standard practice. Combined with the possibilities offered by colocation data centers and edge computing, shifting to a cloud architecture provides organizations with unprecedented IT flexibility.
Designing the next-generation, intelligent, software-defined data center requires experience and knowledge of scalable, high-density infrastructure; efficiencies around power, space and cooling; data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and more. Data centers have changed a lot in recent years as technology has improved and increased server density. Several factors like blade servers, virtualization, the demands of cloud computing and big data have, and continue to play a role. These next-generation data centers must be engineered from the ground up to meet not only the current needs of cloud and virtualized deployments, but also be able to scale for the future.
Is your business ready to move to the cloud? If so, then you will need to understand why standardization, resiliency, scaling, and consequences matter when moving to the cloud.
Determining your organization’s right mix of public, private and hybrid cloud options sets you up to make a smart approach to cloud migration. And all successful migrations begin with a migration plan.
Determining business and technical requirements and considering technology options may be the first two steps to launching a multi-cloud architecture, but step three, understanding your challenges, often proves to be one of the most critical. In the third entry of our five-part blog series, we’ll explore why that is and highlight three specific challenges that shackle many multi-cloud deployments.
After going through the rigorous process of defining requirements, considering technology and addressing potential challenges, evaluating your multi-cloud options should be the fun part. The good news is you have plenty of options to evaluate, and your greatest advantage is understanding all of them.
The first step to constructing and implementing a multi-cloud approach is determining your needs. But once needs are determined, then what? Learn here in the second blog of our five-part blog series.
The benefits of the public cloud are well-documented and widely accepted, but are they enough? Prospective benefits of cost savings, infrastructure scalability and ease of management drive many businesses to cash in on the public cloud. Unfortunately, these businesses often learn after the fact that a public cloud deployment isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why many high-profile companies, including Dropbox and Facebook, are pulling public cloud workloads back down to private, on-premises environments to better meet performance, security and budget requirements.