Avoiding the high-volume trap of cloud resources
Customizing and programming infrastructures is easy with cloud services, but businesses should be cautious of overcompensating. With scalable storage and increased flexibility in the applications that can be consumed on the cloud, there are multiple combinations of service that companies can leverage, but according to NetworkWorld, this also makes it difficult to know when to stop.
The efficient use of cloud resources
According to the source, small scale deployments to the public cloud are easy to accomplish. Larger enterprises that deal in big data, however, face more challenges when it's time to purchase more storage space.
"It gets very complex," IDC analyst Mary Turner told the news provider. "In the early stages of cloud we had a lot of test and development, single-purpose, ad-hoc use case[s]. We're getting to the point where people realize the agility cloud can bring, and now they have to scale it."
It's true that cloud-based infrastructures produce increased savings and make it possible to customize the day-to-day processes in enterprise IT, but unless decision-makers consider the following strategies, the benefits of these services could be overwhelming.
- Pay attention to the account. According to the source, it's possible that one company might be utilizing different cloud services at the same time. In order to ensure that businesses aren't absorbing superfluous expenses, it's important that IT management teams are conscious of all the possible cloud services being leveraged and bring them under one account. For instance, IT Business Edge reported that a cloud-enhanced model will make it easier for corporations to utilize additional cloud-based applications to enhance their infrastructures, such as remote database solutions. These are attached to the cloud strategy and are used to help manage large stores of information.
- Know who is sharing the virtual environment. Network World reported that all clouds are not solitary. Some providers will lump accounts together into one digital space, which can slow down computing speeds. As concerns related to latency increase as a result of this issue, it's important that IT managers know where their resources are coming from and how they're being divided up among other companies. According to the source, it's also possible to partition the cloud entirely with some providers.
By paying attention to the strategies listed above, it should be simpler to make the switch.
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