Even with technological advancements, cloud migration still has its share of speed bumps along the way. Hence, IT management has to keep pace as digital business infrastructures become more complex with new networked devices and cloud assets. Security teams must work to ensure that their company's position is secure especially during the release of control over some key technology. Moreover, business teams must continue to manage and predict costs in the middle of all this change. Thankfully, there are several ways to navigate the process smoothly and effectively.
Gaining Full VisibilityDuring cloud migrations of workloads, it becomes crucial to monitor performance across hybrid architectures using tools that help to collect and correlate data Companies shouldn't wait right until the end to add end-to-end monitoring solutions. They help in collecting public cloud provider log files which pinpoint breaches, threats and vulnerabilities. Cost management tools show historical, current as well as unused resources. However, it is critical to have full infrastructure economics for intelligent migration decisions and strong resource forecasts.
The Changing LandscapeEvery single day, industry leaders are competing head-to-head with digital startups that conduct their business operations exclusively in the cloud. To keep up, companies are working hard to digitize every area of their operations. In order to do so, they require insights and analytics from data. This industry-wide transformational effort includes Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform. Today, more than ever, it is critical to closely monitor performance across hybrid architectures.
A Security PerspectiveIn order to maintain security in a hybrid cloud environment, organizations require an end-to-end view of user behaviour and identity at each database and application access point. For identity and access monitoring, organizations must utilize log files and monitoring tools that provide in-depth analytics and visibility for user activity. They also reveal simultaneous logins and unauthorized access attempts from disparate locations and changes to access privileges. Dashboards used within cloud monitoring tools can help in the visualization of user identity and access events. They can also create a foundation for the analysis of trends. Many monitoring tools can also help in the establishment of audit procedures and conduct compliance checks.
ConclusionThe more things are changing, the more they're staying the same. It could be frustrating to not know the source of an infrastructural security threat or performance problem. A single monitoring solution that is able to provide dashboards to different audiences from the same data source can bring teams together, and make the transition to the cloud as seamless as possible. While managing a hybrid environment, its necessary to consider that the goals of security, IT and business teams remain consistent.
Key Takeaways from "How to Get Your Cloud Migration Strategy Right"
- How to ensure that the transition to the cloud is as seamless as possible
- Why full visibility into your infrastructure is needed before, during and after migration
- How IT, operations and security teams can maximize their ROI from cloud migration