The first time we saw the concept of cloud computing at the Microsoft event, we were blown away.
The cloud was supposed to be the next big thing and now we are seeing its real potential.
But how to use cloud technology for the long-term?
It’s an important question.
Here are our five best tips to make it work.1.
Keep it simple, but keep it smart.
Cloud infrastructure is all about the infrastructure, not the people.
Don’t try to be all things to all people, and make it simple.
You can use cloud services as a tool to organize, organize, and optimize your data center.
Cloud services like Ansible or Redis are great for this.
You just have to use them right away.2.
Create a cloud-centric approach.
If you want to scale up, start by defining your infrastructure, and then building on top of it.
Cloud platforms like AWS and Azure allow you to take the infrastructure you have now and add the features you want.3.
Use tools like Puppet to deploy your own data centers.
Cloud-based management tools like Chef, Puppet, and Chef-CLI are great.
You don’t have to be a technical expert to use these tools.4.
Think about your workloads.
If it’s a web service, you can build an entirely new data center, like an Amazon S3 bucket, or a Google Compute Engine bucket, with a handful of servers.
If your application uses MongoDB, you need to design a new database with a custom design.
This can take a long time and requires more effort than building the same database using existing infrastructure.5.
Use a cloud provider that’s willing to give you a trial.
The more the merrier.
The same can be said for private clouds, which provide a way to try out new data centers before committing to them.