The focus of discussions in cloud implementations are to an extent the ability of the service to deliver on a scalable and agile promise.
While Public Cloud services offering such as SaaS, PaaS and IaaS have matured, much needs to be understood around hybrid cloud strategies or what we see as inter cloud adoption strategies as the more logical and strategic approach to leveraging the promises of cloud computing, in particular effective cost reductions and business agility in the enterprise.
The Private Cloud model is designed to leverage key concepts of Cloud Computing such as System & Storage Centralization, Consolidation, and Virtualization; Resource Pooling and Sharing (Compute, Storage, and Network), and Unified Management and Orchestration & Automation within an IT-as-a-Service model yielding the following benefits:
In order to determine the right operating configuration of the current infrastructure, and to determine grounds suitable for enhancements, a sound understanding of the current environment is required. This allows detailed transformational plans to be developed, historical configurations to be understood, and minimizes risks of any changes.
To achieve the above transformation, it is important to undertake a detailed review of the current IT and business setup. This will allow the organization to have a Current State View as well as a Future State Architecture regardless of whether it’s for a private, public or hybrid cloud scenario.
As part of this process, the following analysis activities will be performed to create the Current State view and Future State Architecture for private, public or hybrid cloud:
Over the years, CloudFX has helped our enterprise customers build a workable cloud strategy they can take to market. We’ve simplified the process into five critical steps for ensuring a successful cloud journey. These include:
About the author:
Fibish Madathil is Director of Solutions Advisory Practices at CloudFX.