The adoption of cloud computing services is becoming increasingly common on the part of companies that are thinking of offering their products and services to the market. Nowadays we have a consolidated technology, with several success stories and, mainly, innovative ideas that worked because they used cloud resources in their favor.

Another challenge being overcome is the migration of critical and high-risk solutions to cloud adoption. A great barrier was created, but today technology has already shown that this is possible.

The use of public, private and hybrid cloud

The use of the cloud has become the solution for the migration of mission-critical solutions, which feature high availability, security and high impact on customers, to the adoption of cloud computing services.

The private cloud, in general, presents the same offer of services and resources that a public cloud offers, however the costs related to the maintenance and management of the structure are borne by the company contracting the cloud, having a higher cost. In some cases, the entire datacenter used is financed by the company that owns the solution.

The use of hybrid clouds, on the other hand, has the characteristic of mixing the use of public and private clouds, with the aim of reducing costs. The idea is to keep all critical operations in a single architecture; operations considered to have a low level of criticality are migrated to the public architecture.

The decision on what type of architecture to use is related to the type of solution that will be hosted in the cloud, using criticality, high performance, security and the need to meet legal requirements or requirements as parameters.

Key points in adopting a private or hybrid cloud

In addition to questions of architecture and type of solution, there are two points considered crucial for the process of adopting cloud computing services. These are points that for a long time were impediments or that hindered the adoption of the cloud. The points are security and performance.

Due to the need to ensure high availability, security, prevention and response to incidents in their solutions , companies need to include the following processes and policies in their cloud computing strategies:

  • Adopt the best market practices for managing assets and services
  • Strategies aimed at testing the security and performance of the entire architecture of the solution
  • Audit in all processes involving management, support and security
  • Use of independent organizations that certify product architecture and processes
  • Rigorous verification and validation of all requirements applied to critical and high-risk solutions (monitoring service, incident control, backup and recovery services, load balancing, etc.)

Despite the complexity and high cost attributed to the use of hybrid and private cloud solutions, today their feasibility and adoption are already a reality for several companies that have solutions with a high criticality profile or high associated risk.

Key points for the success of projects like this are planning and the use of specialized personnel . With the experience and expertise of many years in the market, we at Sky.One are strategic partners of AWS for cloud services and we are prepared to meet all your project requirements. Get in touch with our professionals and schedule a specialized consultancy right now. [:]

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.