Enterprise Cloud Strategies to Solve Business Problems

Critical Cloud Engineering for Solving Business Problems

Ascendion April 17, 2024


Ramakrishnan Jonnagadla
Vice President,
Engineering, Ascendion

Cloud engineering plays a crucial role in helping organizations create and execute effective cloud strategies while migrating their enterprise platforms to the cloud. A good cloud engineering partner brings in automation & tools, to help clients formulate a solid cloud strategy, and enables seamless migration of data, platforms, applications and more, without impacting or with minimal impact on the client’s core business.
Cloud engineering is a key part of the digital transformation journey to maximize value for OEMs across digital enterprises. It is important to bring in cloud-native migration solutions and transformation approaches, optimized cost structures, an abundance of talent, lightning-fast insights, and more reliable and efficient environments. The end result: a tech infrastructure that is fit for business goals and growth.


Cloud Strategy for Solving Business Problems

Enterprises need to consider several similar business problems that are already solved or are being solved elsewhere, using smart cloud strategies. Bringing in a wise AWS cloud partner with world wisdom and clarity while drafting long-term strategies is an add-on. Here are some of the priorities for cloud strategy to solve business problems:

  • Robust cloud strategies, including cloud migration that provide cost-effective solutions
  • Eliminating the need for significant upfront investments in hardware and data center infrastructure
  • Enabling minimum wastage and maximum utilisation of resources through the systematic allocation of resources by use of the cloud
  • Redirecting saved costs and time to other profitable avenues of business endeavours

A proper cloud strategy allows for scalability, where resources are either expanded or reduced depending on specific business operations. Horizontal scaling helps in deploying additional servers to meet heightened traffic and maintain performance integrity, while vertical scaling enables enhancing existing resources, which in turn helps reduce costs and increase efficiency. The scalable structure of enterprise cloud architecture enables businesses to quickly adjust, fostering innovation and resilience in a constantly changing digital environment. It guarantees a flexible and responsive foundation for various enterprise requirements, promoting adaptability and agility.
Incorporating Development and Operations practices into the cloud becomes a significant way to streamline operations, encouraging automation and collaboration to enhance operations within the cloud. By using collaborative platforms to enhance communications between development and operations teams and implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to facilitate automation and ensure rapid releases, the cloud can be leveraged to supplement software development and deployment. These measures help increase the transparency and efficiency in operations, which allows for more effective results.


Seven Pillars for Successful Cloud Enterprise

When it comes to cloud engineering, a partner needs to bring in a few factors to create a solid cloud strategy. This further helps to maximize the value through AI-powered cloud economics with real-time views of cloud spend visibility, recommendations, and optimization. It also helps in reducing the total cost of ownership, increasing efficiency and reducing high operational overheads. Here are seven pillars that are needed to be a successful cloud enterprise –

  1. A good assessment/planning framework driven by consultants
  2. A solid to-be state architecture & design driven by cloud architects
  3. A well-formulated cloud migration plan & execution roadmap driven by specialists
  4. A foundational cloud infrastructure setup team consisting of engineers & admins
  5. Recommendations & best practices adopted for security and compliance needs, driven by security consultants
  6. A solid bunch of cloud engineers with a focus on performance and continuous optimization
  7. A robust automation & DevOps execution model using Infrastructure-as-code (IAC) tools, practised by efficient cloud engineering PODs.

There are several instances where a cyclo-metric complexity analysis of applications is used to arrive at a comprehensive hosting model. Through a cloud engineering approach, an advanced cloud analytics platform is enabled to provide continuous monitoring & fine-tuning. It also brings in an overarching security framework.
Such complex transformation engagements, especially in highly regulated sectors like healthcare and banking, need a trusted and experienced partner. They need to provide cloud migration solutions by comprehending all the critical focus areas including domain, business, architecture, applications, data, analytics, automation & infrastructure engineering together, that are vital to be successful.


Benefits Aplenty

As one can see, a neatly architected cloud strategy offers a multitude of benefits that effectively address various business challenges. It enables organizations to swiftly adapt to dynamic market conditions and scale their resources based on demand. Not to forget, investment in cloud solutions also facilitates reliable disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

A cloud-based backup and recovery solution enables swift restoration of services during disruptions, guaranteeing uninterrupted business operations and ensuring utmost client satisfaction. On top of all these, enterprise cloud strategies form the basis and provide access to advanced technologies, including data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence – all play a vital role in solving modern business problems.

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