Hybrid cloud strategy: 5 expert tips – The Enterprisers Project
Even if your organization at first took an unintentional path to hybrid cloud, it’s not too late to plan for its success.
In fact, even organizations with a robust hybrid cloud strategy already in place sometimes encounter warning signs that they need to revisit and revise. The dynamic nature of hybrid cloud environments requires a corresponding willingness to regularly review and update your strategy and its execution.
Hybrid cloud strategy: 5 keys to success
That said, there are some important fundamentals – ideally in place from the start, but done later is certainly better than never – that will set the stage for ongoing results. We asked several experts for their advice. Here are five tips for hybrid cloud success.
1. Get your own house in order
Mark Jamensky, VP of products for cloud management at Snow, points out that any bad habits or broken processes that have afflicted your on-premises infrastructure and applications are likely to be replicated rather than corrected by a move to cloud outside of your own datacenter.
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“If you are early in your hybrid cloud journey, you want to ensure you’ve cleaned up your on-premises environment before you begin to assess and adopt any public cloud,” Jamensky says.
Given that some companies become hybrid shops by “accident,” this kind of housekeeping might need to be done retroactively. We’re talking about things like poor security practices, cost overruns or otherwise mismanaged resources, cultural woes, insufficient