Cloud – A Trade-Off

Alike any other new technology, cloud also has its concerns.   Unfortunately, some of these misrepresented stories scare us and slow us down, thus diverting us from actual progress, invention, and results.

One of the things I care is whether cloud adoption saves me money or not. The majority of the time Cloud is regarded as a costly affair. Research survey show that price savings account for the reason a small number of organizations use the cloud.   Saving money might wind up one of the benefits, but it should not be taken for granted.

Some enterprises believe that you have got to lift and shift on cloud to remain relevant. Well lifting and shifting might lead to a better reliability.   However a number of other capacities   (e.g., automation, virtualization)   characteristics may be good and don’t have to be cloud branded. Cloud Should be used for things in which Cloud is a good match. E.g., when you want to sell your core propositions or IPs as a service, Cloud can help you fast scale and sell your solutions and services globally. It is also about your wallet share wherein you want to invent or disrupt an as-is ecosystem where the business can pay for only what is needed when required.   Unless there are cost savings or OPEX conversion need, moving a legacy application that does not change is not a good candidate for cloud.     The cloud might not benefit most of the workloads equally.   Don’t be afraid to suggest non-cloud solutions when it is appropriate.

In many organizations, Cloud is an executive strategy. When asked about why they are moving towards cloud, many employees say that they are re just doing what their CEO wants. It is always advised that a cloud plan starts by identifying business targets and mapping possible advantages of the cloud to them while mitigating the potential drawbacks.   A lot of Cloud adoption is also dependent on the nature of cloud services and existing interoperability. These criteria can produce the dilemma of limiting choices less significant, as those details are usually hidden from the end user.   In the interest of a true transformation, it is a cloud plan should be internally branded by aligning Business goals with potential advantages.   A single cloud strategy makes sense if it makes use of a decision framework that allows for and anticipates several answers.

Few also believe that Cloud Is Less Secure Than On-Premises infrastructure. So Far, there Have been very few security breaches from the public cloud. In fact, most breaches continue to terrorize demand on-premises data center environments only. Most of the leading cloud brands are reasonably secure. I have tried my hands on AWS and Azure, so at least my intellect level, it is more secure than most of the infrastructure environments I have seen so far. Transformation seekers should ask or question on their providers and system integrators to demonstrate latest security standards and compliances needed.   Some even believe that Cloud is not great for mission-critical solutions. On the contrary, in reality, hybrid solutions are better suited for even the most critical solutions. When architected carefully with right mix of solution, data residency, and availability configurations, can also play a key role in delivering the best value for most of the organizations.

Cloud should also not be mistaken for your data center. One should adopt cloud only when you need to enable scalability. Some of the enterprise apps have very niche needs, and they don’t need to go to the cloud. So one should never assume that one size of the cloud should fit all. Infact the performance of any rehosted application is not even realized until containers and microservices based architecture modernize the core.