Have you ever planned to adapt cloud computing as a New Year resolution, that is apart from the extreme dieting and grueling workout regimes? If not, then it is high time for your business to hop on the cloud.
Nowadays, cloud computing is accelerating to a destination with no return. Just a few cloud-computing services include Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Google Apps. All of these companies have experienced some kind of outage or slowdown at one point or another, thereby affecting the businesses worldwide, especially those that rely on the cloud for the critical operations.
Application that fits the cloud
Not all the applications are suitable for cloud. It is extremely important to identify the most suitable applications for migration and identify any potential problems. Create a checklist to ensure a complete and successful migration.
Dealing with the performance issues
If you are managing application performance in the cloud, you need a topological map of service delivery across all tiers. Although cloud computing offers numerous benefits, performance issues can complicate or reduce the benefits.
Addressing the topological dependencies
While moving to cloud, various businesses need to face the impact of moving from a primarily static to a dynamic network architecture. Firewall, load balancing and security services are still required for the network architecture.
Monitoring consumption for every service
While transitioning from a resource focused cost center to a business service focused profit center, it demands assessing the resource consumption. Unfortunately, the traditional chargeback and AMP tools lack the ability to enable the business aligned costing and chargeback paradigms. This means that you need to come up with a solution to monitor consumption for every service across multiple applications and tiers.
Have a clear picture of resource consumption
In order to make it sure that SLA’s in cloud are met, you need to prioritize the allocation of resources based on the measurement of the end user performance. It demands a clear picture of the resource consumption at the transaction level.
Lack of infrastructure configuration for service deployment
The lack of knowledge and infrastructure configuration for the service deployment has limited the ability of researchers to study the impact of resource management inside the cloud infrastructures on the service performance through measurement-based evaluations. This makes it difficult for a service customer to use a measurement-based method to get insight about the performance behaviors of new Cloud services.
Depending upon the size and the type of business you are running, the cloud offers you various benefits. For a startup, cloud computing provides essential differentiators to keep the business up and running quickly with minimal up-front costs. Larger businesses often face complex challenges to ensure the availability and performance of the high traffic websites. The cloud helps the enterprises to increase their operational efficiency and productivity. With the rapid advancement in cloud computing and networking technologies, various providers have come up with a wide spectrum of cloud services.
Clearly, you can expect increased agility with lower costs if you move your services to the cloud. However, it is easier said than done. Most likely you will face various risks along the way along that can be complex to manage. Transitioning to the cloud is a non-trivial decision that demands a proper evaluation of both the data and services. It is important to perform a thorough evaluation on the cloud service performance as this is what will be beneficial for both service providers as well as customers.
Overall, cloud performance issues are substantial and demands innovation to overcome the challenges.