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3 Ways Organizations Need to Adapt to Survive the Cloud Systems Era
To get the most out of your team and your cloud services, a third-party management tool like CloudTruth can be a highly effective supplement to your internal resources, enabling you to move into the cloud era with confidence.The people are the most important part of any company. Through careful investment into building the right kinds of expertise and interdepartmental structures, you will be set up for success as you build out your cloud-based tech stack. But you don’t have to do it all on your own. To get the most out of your team and your cloud services, a third-party management tool like CloudTruth can be a highly effective supplement to your internal resources, enabling you to move into the cloud era with confidence.
How often does a change to a configuration file cause a production outage?
The future of how we manage our configurations isn’t the hampster wheel of “rip and replace the old one.” But creating a single record of configuration truth where operators can go when issues arise. Where engineers who are on-call can use as the first place to understand who did what when. A place where engineers can quickly identify which team or person might have implemented a recent change and resolve issues without wasting time on troubleshooting.
The Benefits of Moving Beyond Cloud Configuration Defaults
You’re unlikely to get the full value out of a tool if you stick with default configurations, and a poorly configured system can sometimes leave you even worse off than before you had the tool in the first place. That’s why it’s vital for the modern cloud customer to move beyond default settings with a well-managed, custom configuration solution.
3 Reasons Modern Companies Are Investing in Cloud Visibility
According to a recent report from Deloitte, almost 50% of medium to large-sized companies say that their cloud-based infrastructure is more complex than they expected. It’s easy to get caught off guard since these tools and services are meant to improve efficiency — but thanks to all that additional complexity, a lack of proper configuration and monitoring can make it difficult or even impossible to reap the benefits.
Top Challenges For Cloud Services Customers
Cloud customers must be prepared to tackle a variety of challenges as they incorporate new cloud services into their operations and product offerings. From product reliability and security issues to excess costs and management issues, these tools can lead to real problems that must be addressed.
Cognitive Load and Configuration Management
Configuration management can start out simple, but in the end, becomes much harder than it needs to be. Getting this right is important. The challenge is to get it right without spending all your cognitive load in this area.
The Rationale Behind CloudTruth: Taming Your Cloud Complexity
If you treat decentralized components like strongly abstracted functions, you can build a centralized system for managing the inputs and outputs for those functions. Such a system would offer the coordination benefits of centralization while preserving components’ decoupled nature (since individual teams would only have to worry about defining the configuration signatures of their specific components). In a nutshell, that’s what CloudTruth provides.
Containers and Cloud Portability – Is There a Downside?
Containers and Cloud Portability – Is There a Downside? The need for untethered speed, workload flexibility, and multi-cloud portability drive this pivot toward packaged application solutions.