How is the cloud going?

Whoever moves to the cloud should, at least that’s how silicon.de blogger Dr. Michael Pauly, seize the opportunity and first clear up and clear out. Then you should make a plan where you want to have something in the new house and only then pack the moving van.

Cloud computing continues to grow  and is now almost as natural in a company as a tea kitchen, a copier, … Well, maybe not quite so. I see tea kitchens and copiers directly when I go through the company. It’s not like cloud computing. Here is valid rather: “One does not see it. But you can feel it! “. Some things are becoming more flexible. Much goes faster.

And faster (often) with the often historically grown IT infrastructures is not difficult, but how do I … pardon, my IT in the direction of Cloud transform? Or rather, to make my IT not only cloud-ready, but properly cloudy, through targeted rebuilding and extensive overhaul. Mhmm, what is to be done then? How do I go about doing that? Because only with the “purchase” of individual cloud services, it is not done. More must happen here.

Clean up and structure

When it comes to something new, it’s never a bad idea to clean up your IT first. And while I’m at it, I can finally implement the (perhaps) longer planned standardization and virtualization efforts.

After all, how can I quickly adjust resources, try things a little bit and dynamically support my business processes every time I have to lend my hand again. At the same time, I would only build individual solutions that, according to my experience, can not be efficiently managed and operated. And by the way, nothing lasts as long as a home improvement solution that has just been constructed. Ergo, clean up in the first step and reduce complexity.

Dynamically integrated into life

And then what? Now I could actually become really flexible. So get to automation so that my IT processes get faster. At the same time, I have to (only) integrate cloud services, be it infrastructure or applications, in such a way that I can orchestrate and manage it. Because otherwise I’ll ruin all previously created “simplifications” in the processes. Boosting dynamics and flexibility is therefore the second step.

And when it’s all over, I’m finally ready. Now I can go to step three and respond quickly to requests and requests from the business and customers. Now I have enough  space to develop new concepts  and …

“That’s pure theory.” “True life looks different!” I hear you contradict. And what should I say? You’re right! But, to really transform the IT towards the cloud, we need a plan and a concept. That this then (always) has to be adjusted and corrected again, is just one of them. It will always be. After all, the IT and thus also the business, which relies on it, does not stop for a few months, so that I can change something in peace.

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