The risks of a poorly managed cloud infrastructure
If you run your digital business on a poorly managed could infrastructure, your end-customer experience can be negatively affected in regards to your brand reputation and trustworthiness, especially if security incidents occur. Additionally, you run the risk of serious hits to your organic traffic if you fail to offer 24/7 availability, or the performance of your digital services simply doesn’t meet market standards.
The right way to manage your cloud infrastructure
To guard your digital business against downtime many useful and powerful features can be implemented in your cloud solution, taking your business processes and risk model into account of course. Reliability is key in order to guarantee a good customer experience and provide opportunities for your organization to properly do business.
Luckily, cloud providers such as Amazon Webservices and Microsoft Azure offer a different range of solutions, straight out-of-the-box. When stripped to their core, they all focus on the same principles. To give you an idea of how these valuable features actually function in cloud infrastructure setups we’ve simplified the technical part and key features, to serve as examples:
- Auto-Healing: As the name implies, this technique checks the health of your system and repairs the broken parts automatically.
- Auto-Scaling: This technique checks the capabilities and performance of your system, and scales them up or down accordingly to maximize efficiency.
Solutions offered by cloud providers still need to be implemented, monitored and managed, in order to ensure reliability and keep the costs under control. It’s important to understand that cloud management can have different meanings, depending on your perspective as a customer.