You’re probably not a huge fan of unnecessary risks, especially when it comes to your business. In fact, it’s probably not a stretch to say that you downright loathe that sort of thing, isn’t it? What’s more, you probably want to mitigate necessary risks as much as possible. And no one’s blaming you for it. In fact, at Superb Internet, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The only way you’ll get cloud hosting from us is risk-free. “How in the world is that possible, Superb?! You can’t seriously expect me to believe that, can you? What have you been sm…” OK, sorry to interrupt, but we’re going to have to cut you off right there. This is a family-friendly blog, after all. Also, not to riff too hard on old commercials for a certain electronics retail chain whose name rhymes with Daddio Mack, but if you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Our cloud hosting services guarantee to you is that we will out-perform all of our competitors’ cloud offerings that are comparably priced and come with similar specs in CPU performance, higher disk performance and higher intra-cloud network service. But that’s just the half of it. You’re going to get all of the quantity of cores and total passmark value performance of each and every core, the RAM and the disk space that you purchase exactly 100 percent of the time. Yeah, you read that right.
Oh, and did we mention that there’s still more? No? Let’s rectify that, then. There’s more: your cloud instance will always be available to you. We’re able to make this promise to you because in the rare event that your instance is having problems it will be automatically restarted in another part of the cloud, and you’ll experience almost no downtime.
So leave the risky business to 1980s Tom Cruise, and let Superb help you sleep easier at night knowing your data and/or website is protected like only the cloud can protect it – with automatic failover. Give us a call right now if you’re ready to migrate to the cloud, or keep reading if you want to learn a little bit more about minimizing your risks when you put your application in the cloud.
Cloud Application Risk Assessment
Are you ready to start taking advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the cloud but aren’t sure as to precisely which enterprise apps you should migrate? As Tech Target points out, all applications are different – kind of like how different 2000s Tom Cruise is, but that’s neither here nor there – so deciding what apps are the best cloud-ready ones comes down to a number of different elements. That’s just the way everything works in the IT world.
Start the decision-making process by assessing risk. Break down anything that would have the potential to instantly stop an app’s move to the cloud. Drue Reeves, the chief of research at consulting firm Gartner Inc., refers to these things as “show stoppers.”
It makes sense to first move applications that you’re willing to be a bit riskier with rather than mission-critical ones that could have dire financial consequences if a problem were to arise. Of course, it makes even more sense to move to Superb’s cloud and be guaranteed that your app will stay up and running no matter what. But, well, here’s Kermit the Meme Frog to explain our feelings on that.
“Don’t take unknown risks, but calculated risks,” Reeves told Tech Target, and that’s something we can all agree on.
Cloud Layer Selection
Once you’ve made your decision on what applications to first migrate, it’s time to figure out where it should live. An anonymous IT administrator also quoted in the story stressed how important this part of the process is.
“That’s a legitimate concern of mine,” he said. “Putting an app in the wrong place and then having to start the whole process over.”
Certain organizations have a need to maintain an incredibly high level of control over their data, while others don’t have that same need. For enterprises that do, however, risking a failure from a cloud service provider that isn’t as reliable as Superb Internet is is unacceptable.
Those in the market for a bit of extra control, the ability to refactor and load-balance with their cloud instance can consider platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Or, if said enterprise isn’t looking to manage the app as a whole and only wants control over the end users, then software-as-a-service (SaaS) is likely a better choice.
Technical assessments can vary quite a bit, of course. Once you’ve picked out which layer your app will be residing in, then it’s time to make your technical assessment.
“In the end, when you move the app to the cloud, you need to measure whether you achieved [everything you wanted] or not,” Reeves concluded. “Readiness for the cloud is not a static thing. It could be ready early on and then later, not so much.”
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