Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Guest1
Don’t deploy apps in the cloud without first reading this article
Cloud computing has revolutionized the entire concept of technology we knew it yesterday. From storage to file sharing to enhancing security measures to upgrading on application development remotely at the click of a button from anywhere without having to worry about security; cloud computing has eased the entire process of how technology is defined today. Although cloud computing is still at its development phase, it is expected to dominate the work processes in the coming years. Companies that are working in the cloud or are deploying their app resources in it already understood the benefits – reduced cost, enhanced application life cycle, flexible work system! What more do they require? However, before deploying an application in the cloud, companies need to take into consideration some important aspects to ensure effortless and uncomplicated app performance.
Migrating to a sophisticated cloud eco system need to be carefully inspected. Core consideration that a company should understand is that how cloud technology will benefit its business process and how it can withstand the drawbacks of cloud eco system. A company should compare its existing resources with the prospects and challenges of a cloud.
Key points to consider from a company’s perspective
Point No.1 – Ensuring the existing resources are ready for a cloud virtualization
Before an app deployment in the cloud, a company should compare its capabilities. Are its existing resources properly-trained and skilled enough on all or most important aspects of cloud – starting from virtualization, optimization, monitoring etc. Are they ready enough to contribute their full time exclusively for the deployment? If you are unsure about your capabilities and do not know if your resources can handle the optimum security and deployment measures in the cloud, your application process could be risk.
A point of advice is that do not directly migrate to a cloud eco system for app deployment. Devote a workforce exclusively for it whereas keep a different team of resources for other aligned projects which can do the task which are not achieved by the cloud. Complete migration can be reached slowly, once you have a clear picture of how it is going on. Performance statistics can play a pivotal role in this regard.
Point No. 2 – Compliance and security safeguards in the cloud
Compliance and security safeguards issues are most commonly taken into consideration after the end of app deployment. But installation of some basic safeguards is so crucial that they are required to be deployed and installed at the very preliminary stage. When the realty is understood, it becomes too late for companies and they need to spend heavily on re deployment and re structuring of the entire process. Security and compliance issues that you need to consider vary depending on the country, type of app, and target audience; but some common things you need to think about are –
- Compliance to the norms set by government
- Compliance to industry norms
- Compliance to data security norms
- Compliance with safeguarding personal information and health
- Protecting intellectual property
Point 3 – Choosing the cloud model
Stability, integrity, security, perfectness, precision and mobility are some of the vital things you need to consider before choosing a cloud model. The most popular types of models include private and public model. But these can be combined with many other varying models for ensuring more scalability in the deployment.
Public cloud is a shared cloud infrastructure among organizations, private cloud serves a single entity, hybrid cloud model is for companies that uses both public and private eco system. Cloud hosted in your data centre is in house cloud model. Co-location model is deployed for resources in a data centre owned by another entity. Hosted cloud is hosted on someone else’s infrastructure.
Therefore, before a company deploys an application in the cloud, it need to thoroughly inspect its ability and resource allocation, and then choose a properly devised channel for rightful allocation of resources and proper deployment of application.
About the Author:
Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and have a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training.
The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.