Cloud computing has changed the IT business world. Even in this pandemic situation, people are smoothly working from home and gaining profit. But with the increasing complexity of work and getting rid of vendor lock-in situations, companies are trying to adopt multi-cloud.
Indeed, it is a better approach. But it is a complex process. A slight mistake and all hard work can go in vain. So what to do? Well, the first step is to set a strategy to support multi-cloud reliability. This blog is here to provide an idea about multi-cloud strategy.
How to Set a Multi-cloud Strategy?
Are you ready to set a strategy for adopting multi-cloud? Follow the below steps:
Start with Setting Clear Goals and Objectives
The first step of a multi-cloud strategy is to define why businesses need it. Every member of an SRE team needs to realize and understand why they need multi-cloud, how to achieve it, and what value will be added. A well-defined and planned strategy ensures consistency, availability, reduced cost, and success. SRE, developers, and operators work together to set goals, sub-goals, and objectives.
Manage Access System and Ensure Security
Most public cloud providers provide a security system. One of the standard security systems in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution. Though it works well within the platform, it is insufficient to protect data across the cross-platform. That is why organizations require different approaches.
Besides maintaining a single control plane, they can limit access across all accounts. They can also adopt a single-sign-on capabilities approach.
Simplifying Integration? Well, that’s a Must
Make the testing process more manageable and smoother. How? Use API-first approach. First, create a road map by defining how services interact and share data. Then adopt standard API. This process helps different cloud providers to get access to the service hosted.
Manage Data Stores
Businesses always try to focus on reducing cost and complexity. With the cloud approach, users need to know the objective and create a clear plan to manage data storage. Less critical data is safe to store on a single provider. But users can keep sensitive data across different data storage. In this case, organizations need to ensure consistency while syncing or transferring data between providers.
Central Observability Platform
Individually managing the cloud platforms is challenging and costly. Setting a systematic and centralized observability process is crucial. A centralized observability process visualizes the operations and the multi-cloud environment. Through central observability, platform engineers can integrate, timely support, and monitor all the platforms from one place.
Migrating to multi-cloud and managing it gets smoother with a well-planned strategy. Considering the above step-by-step process allows an organization to set a valuable strategy.