Cloud migration is a major step for organizations irrespective of their size and business principles. Now that you have successfully moved to the cloud, what should you do now? What are the points to consider after moving to the cloud? Here is an article which illustrates how you should be ready post cloud migration.
1) Monitoring the Cloud Infrastructure & Business Performance
The cloud vendor would monitor your cloud systems in terms of system health, service availability, and physical hardware. But you would need to keep an eye on your virtual machines, application availability, and OS resources.
Consequently, you need to monitor the cloud performance correlating to your business performance. Some of the metrics include money saved, reduced physical footprint, and time to onboard new resources online.
2) Manage application resource allocation post cloud migration
Plan the distribution of cloud resources across your applications. The additional resources to your applications are usually available from the vendor virtually at your desired quantity. This ensures that you can scale as required to meet your business requirements. And you need to be ready with the application architecture to support autoscaling.
You need to constantly monitor the utilization of your cloud resources. For this purpose, you should ensure that you use only limited resources and pay for only what is necessary. Likewise, you need to monitor cloud resources and networks to ensure optimal performance is always delivered.
3) Cloud Training
Train your operations teams on handling your IT resources on cloud. Accordingly, make sure the team responsibilities are laid out properly after cloud migration. Besides, the development teams need to know how the cloud would impact how they design, build, test, and deploy their applications.
4) Check your Security Policies
Your security policies must allow system access between on-premise applications and cloud applications. Furthermore, those policies need to be reviewed immediately after the cloud migration.
Companies are moving to the cloud with an aim to innovate faster and decrease operational costs. But, before you make the move, as an executive, you should know how your organization is ready. So, do your research to ensure your cloud initiatives set off on the right track. Check out our Cloud Migration services to know how we can help you in your Cloud Journey. Request a FREE demo to learn more about how the cloud can help you in your business.