The public cloud is relatively easier to operate when compared to a private cloud because it requires less technical knowledge. It is also usually more cost-effective because it works on a multi-tenant model. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that most organizations opt for public clouds over private clouds.
That being said, getting started on the public cloud is not that easy. Here are a few areas in which you are likely to face challenges while adopting and implementing a public cloud.
If your organization has been working with on-premise infrastructure and legacy applications, your IT team may not be equipped to handle cloud migration and implementation. You may need to consider reskilling them through training programs or outsource the migration and implementation in order to make an effective move.
On the other hand, you may also consider engaging with a cloud migration expert and a managed cloud service provider to carry out the implementation and regular maintenance of your cloud environment, respectively.
The cloud is not unsafe in itself. However, the security challenges on the cloud are different from those in an on-premise setup. Moreover, as the public cloud essentially means a multi-tenant environment, you will need to look at setting up new cloud-specific security measures.
When it comes to cloud architecture, there are quite a number of options for you to choose from. Choosing the wrong kind of cloud architecture for your requirements can make it difficult to stay compliant. This is true especially in a hybrid cloud environment where more than one public cloud platform is involved.
Staying compliant with the data privacy and security regulations of the cloud can also be a challenge if you do not choose the right, certified cloud service provider.
The easy scalability of the public cloud is both a boon and a bane; while it helps you add or delete storage, users, and applications in a matter of clicks, it also leads to escalating costs if you don’t pay careful attention.
By monitoring usage on a regular basis – either through automated tools or with the help of a cloud managed service provider – you can significantly cut down on costs and leverage the benefits of the cloud. Read about more ways to control your cloud spend here.
From choosing the right cloud service platform to helping you seamlessly migrate with the right cloud migration strategy, and continuously managing your cloud environment cost-effectively – at CloudNow, we have a solution for every challenge you are likely to face on your cloud journey. Get in touch with us today!