Data Center Migration

Getting the most value out of multicloud

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In our previous blog post we talked about the importance of a multi-cloud approach, but what are the practical steps you can take to ensure you get the most value from multicloud?

According to Gartner, 81% of organizations are working with two or more public cloud providers. A multi-cloud strategy gives companies the freedom to use the best possible cloud services for each workload. It also spreads risk by avoiding having all your eggs in one basket - which could lead to widespread outages if your one provider goes down. 

What should you focus on to get the most value from multicloud?

Perhaps the simplest multi-cloud approach runs one set of applications in one cloud provider and another set in another. This approach gives you increased business leverage with multiple providers as well as flexibility for where to put applications in the future. It also lets you optimize each application for the provider on which it runs.

When building apps going forward, it’s a good idea to design them to be cloud agnostic and to evaluate which parts of the application are best suited for a specific cloud provider, so you are able to keep your options open when it comes to cloud providers. However, for most major organizations, the major concern will be moving their existing applications and in some cases making those fit for the cloud. In that case, you will need to decide on the best approach for each app: whether to refactor, replatform, repurchase, rehost, relocate, retain, or retire your apps - or a combination of them all, depending on what is right for each app and which cloud provider suits them best.

How Cutover can help:

Cutover supports the end-to-end journey from planning to migration and on to operations.

Standardization

Once you’ve established your path to the cloud, create standardized migration runbooks for each application to make the process easily repeatable and measurable. Easily see metrics for improvement so you can hone your approach and create the best path to the cloud. Cutover can provide a repository of cloud migration acceleration runbook templates which outline 70% of the steps needed and you can tailor based on your specific processes and requirements.

Governance

Cutover’s automated audit trail records every aspect of the migration for you, making it easy to analyze performance for improvement, but also to target bottlenecks and report to the regulator.

Visibility

Easily facilitate organization-wide visibility into your program of cloud migrations by managing all cloud activities on one platform, with easy visibility and communication between departments. 

Learn the 5 essential tips that experts from AWS and Slack say will ensure a successful cloud migration or book a demo to see Cutover in action for yourself.