Cloud migration can be a great way to streamline productivity and operating costs while improving scalability and performance. But how do you know which cloud architecture you should be implementing?
The development of your cloud architecture will be based on one of the types listed below:
Single Server: This option comes with a lot of security risks, so many consider it to be the least advantageous. One physical or virtual server is used with a server, database, and application encompassing the architecture. A single server may be used in a development project because it allows developers to quickly spin up functionalities.
Single Site: This cloud architecture still utilizes one server, but all layers are split into three tiers. You can choose between two options:
- Non-redundant three-tier: This architecture is ideal when you need to control operational costs and spending in other areas. The drawback is that if a component failure occurs, it can disrupt traffic flow across the environment. This option is ideal when creating an ecosystem for development and testing.
- Redundant three-tier: In this option, you will have another set of the same components, which adds some complexity but offers recovery protection.
Multi-Cloud Architecture: This is an option that’s necessary to consider if you are a sizable business that requires scalability and a high level of reliability.
How Do You Find the Right Architecture for Your Business?
There’s really no quick way to determine this. You’ll need to take a strategic approach that evaluates your business requirements. The best first step is to partner with an experienced consultant that will act as your guide through the selection process.
- Define Your IT Requirements. Before determining any path for your cloud architecture, take time to document your short-term and long-term needs for your IT strategy. These may include compliance requirements, data storage, your estimated number of users, mobile capabilities, and uptime and performance requirements. This documentation will be important as you examine your needs alongside your budget with your cloud development team.
- Examine Cloud Architecture Options: You’ll need to look at various solutions and do some market research. Assess the pros and cons of public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud options to see which will best fit your needs. Finally, you’ll need a clear analysis of the performance, pricing, and capabilities of the architectures you’re considering.
- Make an Informed Decision: This is where a guide is valuable. The right cloud architecture should provide cost savings while improving productivity and efficiency and boosting security. Working with the right partner will help you weigh the options between public and private cloud to deliver the benefits most valuable to your business.
At Safari Solutions, we take a holistic approach to technology, and choosing the right cloud architecture is important for getting the foundation of your technology strategy right. Contact us to discuss the type of solution that might be right for your business.