Harnessing the cloud’s scalability, flexibility, on-demand services
‘Going cloud’ is at the core of any digital transformation journey. The goal isn’t to replicate your datacenter in the cloud, but to leverage cloud services and transform the way IT and business operate. While most companies started migrating to the cloud to reduce costs, they soon realized its real power lies in increased developer productivity.
Our team of engineers and architects will help you harness the power of the cloud, increasing efficiencies and accelerating time to market.
On a high level, the cloud boils down to compute power, data storage, and on-demand services. While a geo-distributed system increases reliability and decreases latency, a wide variety of on-demand services allow users to leverage out-of-the-box solutions such as AI tools, CI/CD pipelines, version control repos, and more. The first question is, therefore, what do you want to achieve? Expected outcomes will serve as a benchmark to determine project success. Infrastructure benefit and cost analysis will ultimately lead to the right strategy for your use case.
Moving to the cloud requires a cultural change. Skillsets and processes differ if your focus is leveraging its efficiencies. The first step is to determine skills and training needs. While there may be a sense of urgency to move to the cloud, we recommend an iterative approach. There is a huge learning curve and teams will fail occasionally. Starting with a ‘minimal viable migration’ enables learning and course correction. Digital transformation requires strategic planning and will likely occur in stages.
Drastic infrastructure changes are always a challenge. Monitoring, disaster recovery, security and backup are critical parts of the implementation to ensure business resilience.