4 Big Cloud Computing Mistakes To Avoid
Moving to the cloud is something which should not be taken lightly. Yes, it's serious business. As the leading cloud computing service provider, we have been helping brands and organizations in leveraging the maximum benefit of the cloud. In this context it is pertinent to mention here, we have been witnessing a few common mistakes, which businesses are making.
We aim to make this blog post a simple guide on the common cloud computing mistakes that you should avoid.
The good news is, more and more companies are moving to the cloud owing to its agility, cost effectiveness and convenience.You don’t have to take out these words for granted. Let’s take a look at the recent report released by the ‘Harvard Business Review and Verizon’ -
Needless to say; these figures are sure to reach higher further as more and more businesses are discovering the advantages of moving to the cloud.
Moving to the cloud has many benefits, which includes but not limited to
Cloud usage is slowly and steadily expanding to the core of IT operations, instead of beingrestricted as an experimental thing.
While initially the cloud implementations typically focused on areas like sales force automation and application development, but nowadays more organizations are relying on cloud technology for core business systems such as supply-chain management, transportation management, financial applications and more
Whatever the application, make sure that you avoid the common slip-ups of cloud computing, which organizations encounter, both in terms of financial planning and technical implementation.
Here are the 4 big cloud computing mistakes to avoid –
#Mistake 1: Focusing too much on the cloud capabilities. Of course cloud is a cool stuff to learnabout, but learning about cloud and the cloud capabilities are not the point here. Yes, you simply can become a master of the cloud, but you may not know how to use it to improve your business. In order to avoid this mistake, spend time to understand thecloud computing workloads that support your business. You not only need to know what’s possible in the cloud, but at the same time you need to figure out where exactly your business may benefit from what the cloud has to offer.
#Mistake 2: Focusing too much on the cost factor. This is yet another costly mistake which you should avoid. Due to the way the cloud works, you may find that you can save money on it or or it may turn out that the cloud may be more expensive. Let’s take the example of game maker Zynga. The band usually, launches game using the public cloud computing infrastructure. This helps them in figuring out the nature of the computing infrastructure required to support a game in a typically elastic expansion of computing. This means you too need to set up a cloudenvironment, at least once a month and then tweak it or let’s say tear it down when you may need to. This to a great extent can save a whole lot of money compared to runningthe same job within the fixed data center setup.
#Mistake 3: Not having a clear plan.Moving your present IT structure into the cloud without any solid plan is a serious mistake. Yes, this is the third most common mistake . Try and have a clear, scalable plan for evolution therefore.
#Mistake 4: Not relying on the universal solution for better cloud design. As a responsible business owner, you should havethorough and clear understanding of your current workloads. This is what I prefer calling ‘business computing strategy.’
On the other hand; you should have the required operational skill as well as the technical know-how that are required for implementing the cloud infrastructure, do the necessary things for migration,to handle disaster recovery and to run everything in a rather meaningful and effective way. Let’s name this as ‘cloud operations.’ As the leading Business Consulting Company, ourcloud operation services offer you an end to end, flexible road map to reduce business complexities around cloud leverage.
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