Performance and configuration baselines are critical in understanding the current state of your application environment prior to migrating to the cloud. Without generating cloud baselines, it would be difficult for you to measure your cloud migration success.
Most organizations understand the importance of having a concrete plan and strategy when migrating to the cloud. In the article we've published recently, we've recommended starting your cloud migration journey by setting business objectives and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs). These two play a significant role in defining your cloud migration success. However, establishing KPIs and benchmarking metrics will be an uphill task if you don't have a complete understanding of all of your IT assets, applications, services, and the interdependencies among all of them. For this very reason, we've introduced the Discover stage as part of the cloud migration strategy we've been utilizing in IT-Conductor.
Security in any cloud environment is a shared responsibility between the organization and the cloud provider. The distribution of responsibilities between the two would depend on the cloud model implemented (i.e. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), services in use, and applicable security compliance requirements. But on a more general note, the cloud provider is responsible for securing the cloud itself while the customer is responsible for securing their data within the cloud.
Defining cloud migration success starts with setting business objectives and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) that should meet what the business aims to achieve. In agile, think of business objectives as the Definition of Done where deliverables are discussed with the teams involved to build a common understanding of work completion. On the other hand, think of KPIs as acceptance criteria that need to be satisfied before a particular deliverable can be considered complete.
Cloud migration is already mainstream. Studies show that at least 70% of businesses already migrated their workloads to the cloud. Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, metrics show growth in workload migration from on-premises to the cloud. While this trend may have started before COVID-19 as cloud-transformation initiatives, it was accelerated because of lockdowns and remote work setup. Companies are adapting to digital workplaces to deal with the increase in online demand, wherein cloud migration is the best solution to support this.
Welcome to the Q1-2022 edition of IT-Conductor latest automation features. As part of our long-term plan to grow our self-service offerings, we have introduced Service Catalog to enable customers to easily create multiple requests for various service bundles. This makes for a faster, more convenient, and guided service delivery.
We also keep growing our list of automated cloud migration scenarios using IT-Conductor™ to include HANA and MSSQL automated migration. You can leverage the cloud-agnostic, automation capability of IT-Conductor to automate the migration of your applications and databases from on-premises to the cloud.
Migrating databases to the cloud requires rigorous planning especially when it involves mission-critical applications like SAP. From understanding the source application environment up until the deployment of application components in the target cloud environment and monitoring your newly migrated systems on the cloud, you need to plan your database migration with more thoroughness and precision.
Cloud migration may sound as simple as migrating resources from a physical to a virtual infrastructure. However, migrating to the cloud means a lot of different things. While it's true, in concept, that you move resources from on-premises to a virtualized environment, it is not as straightforward as it looks like. It can mean migrating resources to a private or a public cloud. Moreover, virtualization can exist without cloud computing, but not the other way around.