While on a drive towards implementing cloud-native and open source technologies to bring more agility and increased time-to-value, organizations usually ignore the operational impacts of the cloud
Fremont, CA: The digital landscape is rapidly changing. To cope up with this rapid change, enterprises are trying to move to the cloud as fast as possible. While on a drive towards implementing cloud-native and open source technologies to bring more agility and increased time-to-value, organizations usually ignore the operational impacts of the cloud. Sometimes the challenges can cause serious complexity and setbacks in the organization, if not addressed from the very beginning. To address this concern and overcome any trial, enterprises must frame an appropriate cloud strategy.
Let us look at some challenges that organizations may face while rapidly adopting cloud-native technologies.
Lack of Adequate Knowledge
To successfully kick-off a digital transformation project, it is essential to have adequate knowledge of the cloud landscape. The state of each technology of the cloud varies significantly. The open-source of these technologies makes them even more difficult to understand. While some solutions can be handy with low commercial adoption and support, some may require pro-level expertise. Some of these technologies even don’t ensure interoperability from the beginning. Hence, it is imperative that today's organizations ensure the solutions are up to the mark, ready to scale, and infallible to challenges.
Poor Architectural Standards
As most of these technologies are new and lack maturity, it is difficult to distill the right information, and proper documentation is also not available. Developers find it a bit challenging to include these technologies into implementation without being sure of their validity. As a number of open source technologies don't have a well-defined set of practices and standards, they invite a huge business risk during implementation.
Complications in Ongoing Operations
Usually, after the successful implementation of cloud-native technologies, enterprises relax, thinking that the adoption is done. But, the real challenge comes after implementation–ongoing operations. It is crucial to ensure that the technologies are working well together, after being exported to the cloud-native. The business that focuses only on the pre-adoption process, and ignores the post-adoption process ends up losing data or a huge chunk of money.
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