The past few years have witnessed the adoption of cloud computing technologies, especially in 2020 and 2021, where organizations had no choice but to pivot to an online medium. In Gartner’s IT Symposium/Xpo EMEA, the research firm estimated that global cloud revenue would surge to US $474 billion in 2022, up by US $408 billion in 2021.
Most enterprises are rushing with their cloud deployment to decrease IT costs, believing it will help to expand their digital services. However, as the new service or the organization grows, the question of achieving profitability from the investment in cloud services becomes central. Also, if enterprises are not careful, investment in cloud technologies, instead of profits, can take a toll on the IT budget of the enterprise. Hence, organizations should carefully lay out the blueprint before moving ahead with cloud deployment.
Here are three strategies that organizations should adopt before moving ahead with the cloud deployment:
Determine where the workloads should be run
Before deploying any cloud technologies, enterprises should ensure that they have the bandwidth to leverage the features of cloud computing. It means that if they have a stable workload that does not have extreme requirements, it will be much more convenient to run them on-premise or as co-location. If they do and already have the architecture to release resources and scale them back in near-real-time, the cloud is the viable solution.
Selecting the right cloud vendor can also make a big difference in terms of cost. Hence, enterprises should also pay attention to how their cloud vendors can help them gain a significant amount in the valuation of the organization. They should think about this in advance and plan to address the profits accordingly.
Determine the various instance types
Determining the instance types for a particular workload is crucial. If not, organizations may encounter some hurdles at the most inappropriate times as they scale. In addition, if the cloud platform witnesses a significant surge, it cannot respond promptly.
To determine the instance types, the enterprise will require to select the proper cloud vendor.
Organizations should assess whether the cloud vendor meets their instance types requirements. Moreover, organizations should view the availability of those instance types across times during a week to be sure that they will support the enterprise.
Evaluate performance against cost
Many enterprises are under the impression that the cloud ensures cost optimization. While it does help in the long term, many industry experts still do not have a relevant plan or infrastructure to reap all the benefits. Also, they often run into a lack of performance that makes it challenging to deal with the exacerbated cloud challenges.
However, if the organization is able to choose suitable vendors that meet their instance types, network models as well as bandwidth, they can seamlessly achieve the performance they wish.
Enterprises should find a unit of expansion that fits their workloads. They should understand how a group of users, connections, or operations expands or contracts. The technology, as well as the infrastructure, should provide the service that will help them to attain their business goals.