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The myths and truths of the Cloud Computing, in 5 keys

by SW Team

The existence of the word Cloud has been circulating in the network for quite some time now. Even so, many of these times it is used without understanding it in its fullness. What benefits can it bring to IT professionals? What is understood as Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing, what is it?

Cloud computing has become a standard for most IT organizations, but the idea is not fully understood. The term "CLOUD" seems to mean almost anything, depending on the context and who mentioned it, generates different responses that cause confusion in all areas.

The language created around the cloud does not help. In the Information Technology sector, acronyms love them and the cloud does not disappoint in this aspect. From SaaS, through PaaS, to IaaS and beyond. With the memory of the old days and how simple it was to refer to Cloud Computing as something public, now we are mixing different models of hybrid, private implementation and in multiple clouds that distort the message. In addition, with so much information, and so much exaggeration, it is difficult to distinguish the fictitious from the true.

Because we like to be clear, we are going to test up to five common assumptions about cloud computing.

Are these claims about a true multi-cloud environment or myths?

  1. Your cloud vendor always manages the services you use in the cloud: MYTH.
    Cloud does not necessarily need to be completely managed by another. IT teams can enjoy considerably high control over their cloud resources based on their level of sophistication, technologies and management capabilities and business drivers, especially if they are using IaaS and PaaS based services.
  2. The cloud creates a culture of "use and throw": TRUTH.
    This is a significant difference between the standard IT infrastructure and a multi-cloud environment. Previously, companies invested in hardware and software assets, and then did everything possible to make the most of them and maximize the return on investment. The cloud changes that. In a multi-cloud environment, it may be appropriate to destroy current resources, fix deployment configurations, and then generate a new instance. It depends on how an application is designed and the type of cloud resources used when you need to change an application or fix a problem in an application running in the cloud.
  3. The cloud is highly dynamic: TRUTH.
    In a certain sense, this is very good; The dynamic nature of cloud resources is a major reason why they have become so popular. Most current multi-cloud environments are at least as dynamic (if not more) than traditional IT due to the inherent automation and configuration of cloud services. This makes them flexible, scalable, agile, all those good things, but it also results in greater complexity when managing changes in applications.
  4. The proliferation of new services is much faster than ever thanks to the cloud: TRUTH.
    The pace of change is an important differentiator between solutions and services in the cloud and traditional IT. The cadence in which the main cloud providers launch new services is faster than anything we have seen before. The advantage for cloud users is that updates are often automatic and services are available for immediate use. At the same time, however, frequent updates and updates require a close eye to configure and manage effectively.
  5. The management processes are so individual and automated that the best service management practices no longer apply: MYTH.
    Although the administration of services plays an even more important role in the management of its environment of multiple clouds, since the documentation of changes, problems and incidents is still necessary and will require more automation. Following configuration management best practices and having an automatically populated configuration management database through multi-cloud discovery provides the only point of reference for service management processes to relate to cloud resources .
    The complexity of the cloud can feel like something good and cursed at the same time. While it has opened countless doors for IT to add more and better value to the business, cloud computing also requires a unique and often innovative approach to manage and optimize.

What do you think about these convictions about Cloud Computing? We are seduced by technology. Fully convinced that it is no longer about talking about the future but about the present, and that is why we innovate day after day to bring you the most cutting-edge and useful news that can be useful for your business, and never stop evolving.