To achieve greater resilience in cloud computing, the person responsible for your company’s data and cloud infrastructure needs to know that the challenges go beyond their competence.
After all, it is necessary to orchestrate all internal processes while keeping a close eye on what the supplier accomplishes.
Plan Your Cloud Deployment Carefully
According to IBM’s 2015 study “Resiliency in the Cloud,” it’s almost unthinkable to assume that your business will be “always online” — or always-on, with systems operating at total capacity. It’s a waste of money and energy.
The thing to think about is that resilience in cloud computing should be designed to provide more value to the business. That’s why implementation planning is so important.
A structured process will help your company identify the business needs from a perspective focused on resilience (i.e., also considering metrics and KPIs accordingly).
One of the main goals at this stage is to identify the priority workloads in terms of resilience and capacity, seeking to enhance the stability of services so that these applications always remain in operation.
Bet On A Renowned Company To Provide The Service
Second, you need to invest in a cutting-edge service when implementing your cloud infrastructure. It is not enough to implement; more is required.
In this sense, having a renowned partner with decades of experience and the ability to assist in every critical point of your company’s relationship with the cloud is essential.
We are looking for a supplier capable of Architecture, Installation, Configuration, Technical Support, and monitoring your data environment.
Thus, your company establishes a genuinely successful partnership and maintains total resilience in cloud computing to continue producing.
Pay Attention To The Quality Of Your Internet Link
It may not seem like it, but this is the mistake of many companies that perform the migration to the cloud. The possible low performance of applications can often be related to the quality and speed of the Internet connection. Therefore, before any movement, consult the cloud computing provider to understand the requirements regarding the Internet link. You need to comply with the level of data traffic demand that your business needs.
Monitor The Service
This is another common mistake of companies that have just migrated to the cloud: not performing efficient monitoring of services, as well as data traffic between their infrastructure environment, application servers, and the database.
After implementation, monitoring must be closer, ensuring information security and performance at all costs. It’s something that should always be in your IT team’s task planning despite not being the focus.
Monitoring also allows the company to understand the level of service provided by the provider. So, there are no surprises in case of under-delivery and ensure that all systems, servers, and networks work as planned.
Worry About Backup
One of the significant advantages of adopting the cloud is the possibility of performing periodic and automatic data backup. However, don’t assume that your cloud computing service will always include backup in the scope of benefits — you have to check; after all, there are different corporate backup policies.
Another detail is that your IT team should be responsible for verifying with the provider how the backup processes are carried out. It is necessary to be sure about the level of redundancy when storing data and to understand the functioning of the backup (whether periodic or with real-time mirroring).
Count On A Disaster & Recovery Solution
A point that contributes immensely to building resilience in cloud computing is a type of investment complementary to the infrastructure itself: Disaster & Recovery.
To give you an idea, another study by Logic Monitor found that 96% of companies experienced disruptions to their cloud services within 3 years. For these organizations, operating costs were 16% higher than companies that did not experience such problems.