- Faisal Khwaja
- September 07, 2018
Optimize Cloud Operation through Cloud Technology Training
Operating in a cloud environment is the same as having every single process and every single operational task in one place, and attempting to complete all of that in one go. This seems very complicated and a recipe for disaster, yet it is one of the most successful experiments that have been conducted in the name of technological innovation in recent history.
The advent of cloud computing was seen as just another advancement made in the name of making enterprise lives easier. After all, who would object against a storage system that one does not have to maintain on-premises. Additionally, with later iterations of cloud computing, came the idea of having entire virtual machines inside a cloud environment that enabled advanced processing and other operational tasks to be performed all on the service of the cloud host. This was, once again, a concept that organizations adopted readily.
Fast forward to today and you will see that the majority of companies are functioning with some involvement of cloud computing within their enterprise framework. Whether it is a software that is hosted in the cloud or the entire enterprise infrastructure itself that works in a cloud platform, each organization, and both minor and major enterprises are functioning with some cloud computing involved elements. With such rapid adoption of cloud and migration to cloud platforms the competition to have the best services and the most robust cloud platform is stiff. However, there is one factor that can help an organization excel in cloud operation, and that is regular and timely cloud technology training. Such training can enable enterprises to overcome all the cloud operation challenges of the present and ensure that the company continues to succeed and operate seamlessly in the cloud in the future as well.
Difference between On-Premises and Cloud Operation
On the surface, the fundamental differences between cloud and on-premises operation can be easily determined, seeing as one is performed on physical infrastructure and systems and the other is performed on a cloud environment and on a cloud platform. If you peel back the layers; however, you will find that they are massive internal differences as well. Systems and operation frameworks are much more scalable in the cloud as compared to existing infrastructure. The same applies to business goals as well which can be scaled along with the processes themselves.
In addition to this, cloud operation is not limited to just the organization or its physical presence in a certain location. This is how management and operations work. Cloud operation is performed solely in cyberspace and it could be spread across the world without any geographical borders.
And finally, the fundamental difference is with latency. Since works better with a more efficient and more powerful connection to the cloud vendor and the virtual machines in place, the organization can only be as successful as the excellence of the aforementioned system. If the systems are not efficient they will be significant latency in place, which pushes teams and Enterprises to make sure that the cloud services they are using are of the same brand as the rest of the cloud platform and all the software that is being used.
Automation is another very important element that follows cloud computing adoption and migration of existing systems on to the cloud platform. It is automatically assumed that since the on-premises infrastructure is being moved to the cloud, some of the processes will need to be automated in order for the teams to move on to more important tasks. automation involves expertise on part of the cloud teams and said expertise can only be brought about by regular cloud training.
Continuous Operational Efficiency and Delivery
And finally, we come to the core success factor behind a cloud-based organization, which is continuous delivery. In order for an organization to build its systems up to the extent that they are able to deliver continuously, they will need to train their teams on cloud operations, as well as all the aforementioned concepts in this article. Continuous delivery is an Agile concept that can ensure business success in the future which is why cloud teams need to be introduced to this particular concept during cloud technology training.
All in all, training teams can be beneficial for the organization especially when a task such as cloud migration is a part of the strategic plan. In addition to this, cloud-specific training areas such as Service Cloud Administration, and Microsoft Azure-centric cloud solutions such as Azure Security Solutions, will further aid enterprise cloud operation teams to streamline cloud ops.