The cloud is where everyone, including businesses, wants to be right now. This is not limited to whether you are a business providing products or services.
The reason businesses move to the cloud is because the cloud offers many benefits. The chief of them is cost reduction. Enterprises have moved some of their operations systems to the cloud with DevOps engineers’ aid.
These DevOps engineers help businesses to begin the cloud migration process itself, monitor the process, make sure the moving system of operations works as it should after the migration has been achieved.
Monitoring is key to making sure you have a proper cloud migration, and it involves a keen look at the running of the application at all the stages of migration. It consists of monitoring the application’s before-cloud operations, running the application during the migration, and the smoothness of the application’s running after the migration.
Moving business operations to the cloud could even work for essay writers. In this post, we would provide a practical guide that would help you monitor cloud migrations at all the migration stages.
Aspects of Cloud Migration
The stages of cloud migration have been streamlined and categorized into three stages. These phases are;
- The planning stage
- The migration stage
- The run stage
The planning stage allows you to evaluate your applications’ performance before migrating to the cloud. This stage aims to establish your application’s health, how efficient the application’s performance is before it is migrated to the cloud, and the present state of user experience with the application.
This information is necessary as it provides insight into the know the app’s load times, the rate of error, etc. You would then be able to apply the necessary solution to these errors and judge the application’s performance during the migration and post-migration.
After migration, you can then conduct a diagnosis of the application and make necessary adjustments to optimize the application.
The migration stage is the process of safely transporting operation systems from the premises to the cloud. This is where the bulk of monitoring is. Here, you have to maintain a keen mind in evaluating the system’s performance or app being moved. The goal of tracking in this stage is to ensure that the user experience was within the functioning level when the application or system was on the premises.
Although your application’s cloud migration takes away some measure of control you have on your system configuration, you still have to make sure to still keep the application running within the pre-established performance levels. This is why this stage can be a bit notorious and energy-consuming.
The migration phase involves all processes required to move components from one location to another securely. During this process, you should continuously monitor your application performance to make sure the user experience remains within the pre-established limit. Take note that migrating to the cloud means you no longer have control over the app’s configurations.
What to Monitor During a Cloud Migration
There is no fixed way to achieve cloud migration. There are numerous things involved during the cloud migration process, and each DevOp can choose to accomplish these things in their unique way. Even at that, some aspects are critical to the cloud migration of your systems or application. Your monitoring must be focused on these areas.
Track Application Traffic
During the migration of your system or the application to the cloud, you have to note the application traffic. Monitoring the Application traffic helps you confirm that the application’s configurations are appropriately highlighted. Also, tracking the application traffic would affirm the application’s availability.
Also, take a particular case to ensure that all the application requests arrive at the cloud service you have migrated to. Take note of the error rate and your application load times to ensure that your application or systems do not cross the stipulated performance benchmark.
One of your goals is to move the application to the cloud within the available resources without incurring overhead costs. Monitoring your prices can make you know whether you are making unplanned expenses, leading to losses. One of the advantages of moving to the cloud is to reduce your costs, but your migration to the cloud could be a herald of financial losses if not expertly done.
Tracking Application Security
Doing this is essential when you move your application to the cloud. It allows you to find out security problems during and after your application to the cloud. You have to take note of your application programming interface hits per second to allow you to find out if you have suffered a DDoS attack. Also, track your application’s internal traffic and so on.
(The article is written by Kovair Software and appeared in Nasscom Community website)