Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration

Many business are on a journey to embrace the public Clouds, be it AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Any use of the Cloud, be it hybrid, or a Cloud native solution, requires strong access protection. This is best provided by ensuring all access is controlled through an Identity and access manager (IAM). Once this is in place, the migration of on premises capability or the implementation of new applications becomes a relatively straight forward process.

Moving to the Cloud will almost certainly save money and move your IT spend form Capital Expenditure to Operational Expenditure. However, at a technical level there are a number of critical decisions that need to be made.

Today, it is unlikely that an organisation would simply reimplement a set of virtual servers in the Cloud; there are better ways to achieve the desired out-comes.

The importance of Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Infrastructure as code (IaC) has become something of a buzzword. However, we have found that for Cloud architectures to be both successful and repeatable, it is a requirement.

IaC means creating code that describes the architecture to be implemented. By using this technique the architectures can be quickly, reliably and repeatably be deployed.

Here there are many choices to be made, and investing in the correct IaC technology will pay early dividends.

To find out how, and to avoid being locked into a particular Cloud provider, call EA-Optimised for a free consultation.