We all hear about cloud constantly in IT. Cloud this, cloud that, we're using the cloud. Even the layman person has had some exposure to cloud with services like Dropbox and iCloud right on their phones.
But the interesting thing is that the cloud really isn't anything new, its just a new paradigm of how IT services are being rendered. When it comes to enterprise technology, even considering the cloud can be a laborious process, between stakeholder meanings, budgeting, projecting timelines, assessments, migration, and finally, go-live
Gartner's recent findings state that 80% of all enterprise are looking to start use a hybrid cloud approach. A staggering statistic when you consider the fact that about the same percentage of enterprise companies do not have a go-to-cloud plan or the necessary talent in-house. This can delay the process significantly, which sometimes leaves companies with cold feet when it comes to actually making the jump
But how do organizations know when its time to start taking cloud seriously? Below are the The Top 5 Reasons you know its time for your organization to start adopting cloud fast
5. Your Apps Have High Latency
Does it seem to take forever for web pages to load, or to login, or reset a password? This may be a sign of network constriction and bottlenecks caused by inefficient load balancing. Cloud-native deployments prioritize load balancing on ingress, which distributes traffic evenly among instance groups rather than continuously loading down specific servers
4. Making Simple Changes or Fixes Can Take Weeks
This can be a symptom of a variety of problems. The most common of which is slow build times, especially when it comes to monoliths. We've seen Java-Spring apps that can take 3 hours just to run J-unit tests, and if any of the tests fail, you're back to square one. >
Another cause of this symptom can be from poor dependency management which can cause apps to break when deployed to another environment. Having cloud native deployment CI/CD pipelines help circumvent these issues, as well as containerization and proper rearchitecting for packaging dependencies
3. Your Organization Needs To Buy More Servers
If provisioning more hardware or running more cable is in your priority list for this year, you should be looking at the equivalent infrastructure when deployed to cloud. Not only can it save you some lump sums of cash, but it can also give you access to tools you otherwise wouldn't have access to on-premise, like managed services, predictive analytics, and higher availability
2. Your App Crashes Constantly
This can be from changes in dependencies from vendor libraries, poor QA testing, security vulnerabilities, or poor load balancing. Most cloud providers give you access to a plethora of tools to diagnose app issues, such as Stackdriver on Google Cloud or CloudWatch on AWS. With trace, logging, and error notification set up, you can get immediate insight into what's going wrong with your app
1. Customers Are Complaining
If its a reoccurring issue that customers can't login to their account, or are calling because they can't access their services, or that they're having billing issues, it may be worthwhile to have a cloud architect assess your application for performance, security, and opportunities.These are areas we can assist in to help give you a better angle on how you can better serve apps for customer-facing services.
Keep in mind that not all services should be moved to the cloud immediately, so its important to work with a certified cloud architect to understand the risks and rewards before doing a migration
KaizenTek provides free initial assessments on cloud migrations for all technology stacks of all sizes. Our cloud architects can provide you with an assessment and blueprint for the fastest and safest path to taking advantage of cutting-edge cloud services.
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