Multi-cloud uses more than two clouds provides to deliver the cloud services and infrastructure. A multi-cloud approach consists of major public cloud providers such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and more.
Businesses select top services from the cloud services providers based on various factors like technical requirements, operation cost, increased ROI, and more. Using a multi-cloud ensures that they can architecture their private cloud with the help of public clouds.
Steps to create a Multi-cloud
Step 1: Cloud Environment Mapping
The first step in creating the public cloud is to map the existing cloud environment. It seems like a simple task, but this is also very important. With the help of a comprehensive picture of your existing cloud, its needs, and requirements, you can unleash future opportunities towards growth.
Step 2: Determine and plan Integration Needs.
After mapping the cloud environment, you need to find out the integration needs. For this, you have to consider the below stated simple points:
- Identify how all different cloud environments will communicate with each other.
- Identify how different clouds will share data
- Identify if there is any gap
- Identify if there is a requirement to develop middleware for connecting different services
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Step 3: Set up an automation framework
Automation framework in a multi-cloud environment is important for evaluating various tools and adapting them to scalability needs. Once you figure out which applications need to communicate, you will have a better framework to deploy multi-cloud.
Step 4: Plan Network Needs
The next step is to consider the infrastructure which will connect everything in one place. With the help of cloud topology, the network may degrade its performance. So, you have to add up something in your network to keep the performance consistent. Otherwise, you might get caught up in a larger scale issue in the future.
Step 5: Cloud Adoption Strategy
Once you completely understand what your multi-cloud should be like, it’s time to build the real-time framework. As you migrate more services, you will have a rough idea about which application is already migrated and which still needs to be linked. Additional tasks include identifying security needs, IT requirements, and development strategy.
Organizations are already using multi-cloud and might have some basic strategies to manage them. iSmile Technologies help organizations in architecting, deploying, developing, and managing this complex multi-cloud environment.
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