The 3 steps of a multicloud strategy

In 2020, the digitization of corporate processes gained strength and scope. Today, most companies in Brazil and around the world operate in different clouds and distribute systems and applications according to the specifics of each service level. In practice, you need to go beyond local data center environments and switch to an optimized mix of private and public clouds as needed. The result of this movement is natural: a multicloud environment that combines the best of both worlds.

By multicloud, we mean the tailor-made construction of a high-performance environment that is able to meet the specific needs of every company. But be careful: Without an effective multicloud strategy, technologies can be confused and run out of control, lead to overspending and security gaps. In other words: more than implementation, it is necessary tomanage the multicloud environment.

The good news is that it doesn’t matter which position you’re in on your multicloud journey: It is not too late to take a really strategic approach. The best way to get started is to focus on three essential steps to multicloud success. Check out!

First, set your goals

When developing your multicloud strategy, it is important to focus on the problem that you need to solve. In operations, the goal may be to make daily report extraction more efficient or to maximize the security of the financial data flowing through your systems.

In addition, other variables must come up throughout the decision-making process that confirm the best – and most durable – choice. For example, cost control is a recurring concern and deserves managerial attention.

The final message, however, is very clear: whatever output you’re expecting, keep it center stage during the journey to the cloud.

Then you know your current status

Now is the time to evaluate the environment that is already up and running. From internal resources to corporate culture – to processes, technologies and toolsets – must be carefully reviewed. The question is simple: are you getting the expected results based on priorities and constraints?

Of course, it’s also a good idea to be aware of the dependencies between the applications and to systematize the upgrades you plan to make in the near future. A coherent roadmap makes the best possible decisions possible – today, tomorrow and always.

Then you will find the right house for every workload.

Great! At this point, you already know where you are and where you are going. Time to start planning ways to get there, right? In practice, this means looking at each workload and determining where it should be stored.

In fact, there are many (and good) options. You can leave it in the local data center or replace it with a SaaS solution. You can do it in the local computer migration to the cloud ─ whether for example public or private example, should also be seriously considered.

Sounds complex? And is. Undoubtedly, the task requires knowledge, discipline, and a lot of analysis – but you don’t have to do it alone. The help of technology and business experts will smooth the process and optimize the results to ensure a smoother and safer path to the company’s competitiveness.

Take the next step towards the cloud and count on us to accompany you! 🚀

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