There is always a lot of talk about the advantages of migrating to a cloud environment, but the truth is that many organizations could face disappointment by not obtaining the expected benefits.
And it is that adopting a model of computing and services in the cloud does not necessarily reflect in cost reduction, and some increases could even be observed in the IT area, as well as the organization not being able to visualize other benefits that were among its expectations, as this largely depends on the IT management capabilities required to achieve these benefits.
Although the market believes that the cloud is meeting strategic and service expectations, there are some concerns and there are key dimensions or edges in which, in the opinion of Fernando Carrillo, Cloud Leader at Anida Latam, support is undoubtedly required from an expert. These are: Adoption, Governance, Security and Economy.
Welcome to the cloud, starting the journey (Adoption)
In a nutshell, the cloud is made up of two main things: software and services that reside and operate on the Internet rather than on a local computer or network of on-premises servers.
“The adoption of the cloud is a strategy used by companies to improve the scalability of the capabilities of Internet-based databases and, at the same time, reduce costs and risks”, details the professional.
In this sense, the benefits of this strategy, in his opinion, include the ability to store privileged data in the private cloud while taking advantage of the technological resources of the public cloud to run applications that depend on private data”.
An efficient management? (Governance)
Cloud governance is a set of rules and policies adopted by companies running cloud services. “The goal of cloud governance is to improve data security, manage risk and allow cloud systems to function properly,” explains the executive.
Cloud governance ensures that asset deployment, system integration, data security, and other aspects of cloud computing are properly planned, considered, and managed. It is very dynamic, because cloud systems can be created and maintained by different groups in the organization, involve external providers, and can change on a daily basis.
It is necessary to feel safe (Security)
Cloud security refers to the technologies, policies, controls, and services that protect cloud data, applications, and infrastructure from threats.
Because the public cloud doesn’t have clear perimeters, it presents a fundamentally different security reality. “This becomes even more challenging when modern cloud approaches are adopted, such as automated continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) methods, distributed serverless architectures, and ephemeral assets like functions as a service and containers,” adds Fernando Carrillo.
Controlling costs (Economics)
Cloud economics is the study of the costs and benefits of cloud computing and the economic principles behind them. As a discipline, it explores key questions for businesses: What is the return on investment (ROI) of migrating to the cloud or changing your current cloud provider? And what is the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a cloud solution versus a traditional on-premises solution?
“When individual companies understand the economics of cloud computing, they can optimize their investments and get the most value for their organization,” he adds.
“At Anida Latam we address the different stages and complexities of the path to the cloud for organizations, through a complete portfolio of Managed Services that allow us to respond to their main concerns regarding the cloud and attend to the different dimensions that cloud management poses. the cloud with the right services”, says the specialist, detailing below how the company meets the needs of its customers and their cloud environments:
- If you have high expectations, and then are disappointed, you need help on the journey to the cloud through the Cloud Adoption service.
- Do you feel that you are not being efficient? Do you need management support with Cloud Governance?
- If you feel that your organization’s data, applications or services are no more secure than in a data center, you need help with Cloud Security
- If your first bill was higher than you expected, get support with Cloud Economics.