Strategies for a Successful Adoption of Cloud Platform (PaaS)

Cloud is a relatively new concept. IT companies don’t necessarily want to completely trust the technology even though it is the best thing that has happened to application development. Getting in companies to take a head-long plunge and invest in the technology is impossible. What most of us usually do is first test the water, see if it is warm enough for us, and then jump in.

This seems like a practical approach when trying out a prospective business investment. After all, compatibility of the technology with the development cannot be forgotten or undermined. One can’t just adopt the technology on a large scale, try it, and decide it’s not for you. Although it is admittedly easier to do it on the cloud, you still have to pay for the services. I’m sure your insurance does not cover bad investment under risk management.

That being said, when companies start adopting cloud for specific applications, the result was a haphazard collection of applications on different platforms, making it very difficult to050-894 manage and maintain the applications. At one point or another, all the applications have to be interlinked; fragmentation will pose to be a problem. What you need is a definitive approach which will make the transition or implementation smooth. There are certain strategies you might want to consider adopting.

Firstly, plan your move. You have to move every bit and piece of your application or business from one or more cloud platform to a single platform. Make a list of the currently available tools and skillset required to use the tools effectively. When I say tools I mean programming languages, development tools, testing tools, deployment tools, configuration tools, fragmenting tools etc.

Secondly, make an exhaustive list of all the requirements. Also make sure you keep track of why you might need that requirement and where it can be implemented. It is best if you prioritise your requirements. With this, you will have a clear cut picture of what you want the PaaS host to provide. Make sure that the available tools and skillsets are compatible with the PaaS service.

Thirdly, you might want to look at all possible PaaS providers and make a thorough report on their services and how far it comes to meeting your needs. Also think of the future. Ensure that the PaaS provider has the resources to expand his services based on your requirements. Test out your PaaS 000-872 provider first. Your company will be associated with the PaaS provider for a long time. You need to ensure that the provider is easy to work with; the provider should be able to provide assistance when required.

Read the fine print carefully. The policies and regulations will tell you how your applications are created and deployed. This also keeps the IT and business views in perspective. Also, never underestimate the importance of security. Make sure you have your own security measures in place apart from the ones provided by the PaaS provider.

There is no shortcut to migration to a cloud platform. You have to start small. From running one application to more applications to an entire business operation on the cloud is a gradual process. Make sure you have the right fragmenting tools. Planning is a vital process. There is no such thing as a small or minor detail when it comes to your business. If you think you might not be able to make the move on your own, fret not. Cloud experts these days are available to help you out.

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