Over the past few years, the public cloud has been consistently proving itself as a true value proposition for enterprises. However, all this shifted into “overdrive” mode when the Covid-19 pandemic started to wreak havoc with on-premise infrastructures.
With a rapid shift towards remote work during the pandemic, the public cloud end user spending has picked up a lot of momentum. Even as things start to re-open, most experts believe that enterprises will adopt a hybrid workforce model.
During 2021, it is expected that the global public cloud end user spending will rise by over 18%, attaining a level of US $305 BN. During the year 2020, this figure stood at a decent US $257 BN, due to a strong momentum of migrating to the public cloud.
However, the sheer scale and pace of this migration to the public cloud has left Chief Information Officers (CIO) baffled. Some public cloud migrations are ill planned or the execution phase is lacking, resulting in under performance and higher costs.
The foremost phase for CIOs is that of assessing their current situation, workloads and the data. This will form the blueprint for their cloud migration and help them lay down a solid foundation for the whole migration phase to begin with.
A properly planned and executed assessment phase will also help a great deal in selecting the most suitable Cloud Service Provider (CSP). It will further help in choosing the cloud offering that is both effective and cost efficient for the migrating enterprise.
Then begins the all important planning phase, which contains important elements such as the chronological order of workloads and processes moving over to the Cloud. Another important aspect of this phase is preparing for Disaster Recovery (DR) and backups.
It is also a good idea to seek a robust cloud-powered disaster recovery (DR) and backup plan, as leading CSPs like dinCloud offer it alongside their cloud services. Lastly comes the process of cloud optimization, which should be an ongoing activity.
Although you have access to nearly limitless resources over the public cloud, you are paying precious dollars for that. So, CIOs need to be mindful of this fact and make cloud optimization a constant element, rather than a one time activity.
Here, intuitive solutions such as dinManage, which is a Cloud Management Portal by dinCloud, have an invaluable role to play. dinManage is a portal which gives you full visibility and control over your cloud environment as a CIO.
Solutions like these make the seemingly difficult task of cloud optimization a breeze. As a CIO, you will be able to make highly informed and data backed decisions regarding the cloud deployment as well as optimization.
The public cloud seems all set to embrace the hybrid workforce model that will dominate the enterprise choices over the coming few months. As a CIO, there will be many important decisions that you will be undertaking in the coming weeks and months.