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Infrastructure & Operations on GCP
Cloud usage with a solid foundation
So you want to go into the cloud. Or you are in there already. Great. But: are your solutions and processes there compliant, secure, repeatable or even automated?
Cloud usage access – fast AND sustainable?
More often than not, the first step into the cloud is fast, pragmatic, unconventional:
Trying out small things, and as soon as they work, you keep these going and quickly set off on the next thing. And also there, you go fast, pragmatic, unconventionally. But questions will start being asked sooner or later – latest with the first incident, the first revision or audit – or simply when your security department gets up to (cloud) speed.
The first step to be ready for this is a conclusive an structured approach to conceptualize a consistent application of principles. And it really IS cloud after these are being automated…
Security & Networking – next level
In early cloud projects, networking- and security concepts are set up in the way that they resemble existing, on-premise concepts. But the cloud has significant potential to simplify these concepts. They might be a little bit more effort to conceptualize, sign-off and first-time-configure, but with simplification in longer term maintenance and governance, this efforts pay off manyfold.
Repetitive basics for sustainable cloud services
Only if all components for a sustainable cloud use have been set up in accordance with your company’s governance rules, are ready for repetitive application and are simple to monitor and control – this is when you will have achieved this flexible, secure and cost effective cloud solution you envisioned from day one: The cloud will become your expandable workbench for quickly extending your workloads for all those areas in IT that they are more suitable for. May these be Data Lakes, Machine Learning, running virtual servers and/or containers, serverlessly running applications; the sooner you integrate cloud concepts and the requirements for these, the broader will be the scope of possibilities and therewith the added value from the cloud.