Revealed in the report are many considerations to be cognizant of when looking into cloud-based infrastructure.
and cloud-based environment migration specialist SANpulse announced the release
of a report titled "Migrating to the Private Cloud: Evolution of Infrastructure
into a Service Model." Available for free download via the company's Website,
the report focuses on infrastructure as a service and key pitfalls to keep in
mind when identifying the appropriate solutions to make on-premises IaaS
deployments successful, helping organizations reduce the risk, complexity and
cost of moving from traditional IT to private cloud infrastructure.
in the report are many considerations to be cognizant of when looking into
cloud-based infrastructure, including security, which the report noted for
large enterprises is the most important aspect of information management. The
report warns that proprietary and sensitive data, if exposed, could have dire
consequences to the business, and therefore most Fortune 1000 companies prefer
a private cloud model.
report also underlines the importance of understanding the existing IT
environment: Enterprises must leverage solutions that can discover the
infrastructure in a nonintrusive manner and provide the configuration and
interdependency information vital to understanding what business units are
utilizing today. The migration will require coordination among operational
teams from the server, network, storage, database and application owners. As
the existing infrastructure is dynamic and in constant flux, it is important to
find a solution that can monitor the changes and drive process encapsulation
into automation during cloud migrations.
touched on is the importance of identifying a performance tool that can provide
accurate detail on the source of a potential performance bottleneck. As the
infrastructure is complex and has one or more abstraction layers, it is
important to have visibility into shared resources for proactive management.
of multitenancy effects on shared resources is also included. The report notes
when building a cloud infrastructure, companies should ensure it does not cause
further performance degradation and provides alerts based on preset policies.
"A well thought out environment will be architected for maximum insight and
efficiency," the report states.
and measuring the constant flux and movement of data between performance tiers
to ensure the tier and time for which it was utilized are accounted for in
billing is also considered critical: As companies migrate to a private cloud
environment, they should ensure that only essential data is optimized and moved
while cleaning up the infrastructure in the process.
computing is not a temporary phenomenon but rather one that's here to stay. Its
advantages, when deployed correctly, provide a grid-based model that yields great
benefits to the business units," said SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta, author of the
report. "Key to making on-premise IaaS successful is process encapsulation
driven by accurate analytics. It is essential to find solutions that can
facilitate capturing the correct information and provide the ability to drive
decisions through process automation."
also noted that there are many considerations to be cognizant of when looking
for specific cloud migration solutions. "While there is no nirvana where all
the requirements are going to be met by a single tool or product, there are
solutions that provide a vast spectrum of the functionality required," he said.
"During due diligence, identify solutions that work in conjunction to drive the
establishment and management of a cloud-based infrastructure."