As more and more data is generated, regardless of the industry or the size of the company, data assets can mean the difference between being a pioneer or being left behind. With cloud organizations can gain valuable insights from the data and support data-driven decisions. The solution may be clear, but the path to a flexible and resilient cloud strategy can be fraught with uncertainty.
With discussing cloud strategies, comes the question of deploying a multicloud strategy instead of using a single cloud provider. Multicloud architecture utilizes multiple public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms meaning more agility and rapid scaling. To be able to select the most appropriate services from each provider, it is essential to assess the company's needs and understand the specificities of each provider.
The cloud market offers a dazzling array of plans and options which companies can use. Due to seasonality, data spikes, and growth trajectory many organizations have found themselves having to opt for multiple providers to patch together the right solution for them. In fact, a survey from Forrester in 2022 puts the number of enterprises using at least two cloud providers at 75%.
Working with a cloud provider demands a great deal of attention. Unless a company has a team making sure that organization is getting the most out of the providers, it’s likely that they are losing money by not hitting the data limits set in the plan, or they are spending much more when going over the limit. It’s a tightrope.
Noventiq works with cloud-based customers in many industries all around the world. Over the last few years, we’ve heard the following complaints time and time again:
· Cost management is a chore. Since billing and costs data come in provider-specific formats, managing cloud spend can be fairly tricky.
· Intervening when an idle service or virtual machine is identified is a risky business. A simple stop or delete action can throw a spanner into operations.
· Optimizing costs across multiple budgets and multiple resources gets more complicated the more providers a company uses. It’s sometimes not clear how to unpick what each provider is doing, where the overlaps are, and how to ensure the company is running on all cylinders.
· Curbing the use of an unnecessary or sub-optimal resource takes several steps. You have to get to the console, locate the right instances, and intervene with a barrage of clicks or a CLI command.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are our golden rules for customers who are preparing to make the shift to cloud, and for those who are already there, but feeling baffled and pinched by their providers.
Planning to make the hop to cloud?
If you simply opt to lift and shift, it’s highly likely you won’t be getting the most for the best price. Take a moment to consider what you already have, what you need, and what you might need in the future. Answering these three questions will help to ensure that you can build out your cloud infrastructure so that it’s future proofed. If you don’t, prepare to pay over the odds. Noventiq can help to assess your needs, build a roadmap, and implement the right cloud solutions for you.
Already there, but feeling foggy?
Consider deploying a cloud management tool. Solutions like Astrokite, can help you by flagging up poor data usage, show you exactly how much money you're losing, and offer you easy-to-deploy alternatives all from one simple user-friendly dashboard.
Expanding multicloud strategies
As a partner of the largest cloud service providers, Noventiq helps you understand and select the best services according to your needs. We work in close cooperation with every major cloud service provider, including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS to implement an efficient and secure cloud strategy for your business. Schedule a consultation with our team of cloud experts and unlock the full value of multicloud.
The past two years businesses moved to the cloud to adapt in real time, increasing resiliency and focusing on innovation to solve rapidly emerging challenges. However, for cloud migration to become an integral part of an organization's long-term IT strategy, thoughtful modernization is required. Relying on powerful hybrid cloud architecture and multicloud technologies means being better able to innovate to keep up with changing business needs. Microsoft Azure provides a comprehensive path to cloud modernization of your infrastructure; in this article we summarize them.
In our previous article, we asked Péter Stein, AWS Business Development Manager for the CEE region, about the AWS cloud service and the benefits of using it. Since Péter has considerable experience in various cloud services, this time we talked to him about the potential of cloud services and multicloud, with particular emphasis on AWS’s cloud service, of course.
Péter Stein joined Noventiq in January as AWS Business Development Manager for the Central and Eastern European region. He has not been bored since, as he has already launched several successful projects. Péter also talked about the origins of his technical orientation, becoming open to AWS, and why a cloud service is the right choice for any company.
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