October 30, 2018 // By Magenic
In our first blog post we laid out a plan for you on assessing your capabilities and needs for the cost-efficient cloud. Now we’re going to take you through the second phase of our AAA process of improving cloud migration: taking Action. After that we’ll explain how you will always be in a position to make adjustments for improvement.
The first thing to understand is the scale of your needs. This will help you ramp up your resources or peel them back as needed. And it will help you avoid unnecessary spending.
Consolidation may make sense for you. You may have overlapping layers of functionality. Or you might have systems that you don’t need at all. We can help you figure out what you need and what you can discard. And we can do it quickly. The key is to balance consolidation against performance and availability. Start with an assessment and measure. Pop the hood and take a look. The savings could be substantial.
What is exciting about cloud-storage solutions is that one size doesn’t need to fit all. You can use auto-scaling cloud features to deal with burst situations and reduction of costs during off-hours.
But don’t just consolidate to consolidate. Be intentional. Consolidating is a natural move for certain deployable unit types, such as web applications, web services, and databases. If you use those systems, you’re probably a good bet for consolidation. We can make it happen for you and fast.
Also, investigate the state of your technology assets. If they are deprecated, meaning out of vendor support, you are likely a candidate for consolidation. Deprecated features can be a drain on your organization’s performance.