Moving to the cloud: let’s discuss the hot trend
The idea of moving DevOps architecture to the cloud environment is very hot nowadays. Cloud providers attract customers with such benefits as more rational resource usage, lower infrastructure costs, greater flexibility, and more. If you decide to consider a move to the cloud, our DevOps experts are always ready to help. But first things first, so let’s now have a little more detailed discussion of the cloud computing phenomenon.
What does moving to the cloud mean?
Moving your DevOps architecture to the cloud basically means putting it to a virtual environment. This may imply your software, servers, networks, services, and so on.
You will have a remote access to these resources from anywhere. At the same time, you do not need your own physical server hardware — everything will be handled on the cloud provider’s side. This also includes server operations such as maintaining, hosting, updating, scaling, and more. Detailed lists of available services depend on the providers and particular packages.
Famous cloud computing models include:
- SaaS (Software as a Service)
- PaaS (Platform as a Service)
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
Cloud types: public, private, community, or hybrid
Let’s also get acquainted with the types of cloud environments:
- Public cloud. Providers offer shared servers and cloud solutions to multiple customers.
- Private cloud. Own organization owns a cloud infrastructure.
- Community cloud. A number of organizations share a cloud.
- Hybrid cloud. There are clouds of different types within the same cloud infrastructure.
Potential benefits of moving to the cloud
Here are some of the potential benefits of moving your DevOps to the cloud:
Flexibility and scalability
You can use only the resources you need and when you need them. Is it easy to expand or reduce the use of resources to meet the increasing or decreasing demand, or test your new business ideas. This does not require physical infrastructure changes, which makes you free from big hassle or unnecessary expenses.
Savings on infrastructure maintenance
With moving to the cloud, you don’t have to maintain your physical hardware. This is especially cost-saving if the infrastructure is idle or outdated.
Proving your software with the necessary environments is a quicker process in the cloud. Your development team can focus on more creative tasks instead.
Latest technology + related services
If your rely on a good cloud provider, you will get your infrastructure maintained in accordance with the latest trends and accompanied by cool services.
A hybrid approach, or a partial move to the cloud
In some cases, a good option is to move some components to the cloud and leave others within your own DevOps infrastructure.
This mostly applies to resource-heavy applications that will more efficiently on the cloud environment. There can also be restrictions for some organizations as to what cannot be stored on the cloud.
Reach out for a good DevOps expert
If you are interested in a cloud migration, you will greatly benefit from a good DevOps expert. They will help you assess your current infrastructure, analyse your needs, choose the optimal cloud solutions, and successfully move you to the cloud.
In addition, although you don’t have to worry about maintaining hardware on the cloud, a reliable DevOps engineer will monitor how your infrastructure is handled. For this all and more, contact our DevOps team!