Achieving Performance, Flexibility, and Security in the Cloud

Most new initiatives in enterprise IT departments today involve the use of cloud solutions and services. The cloud has become a central component of corporate data strategies, and this is driving discussions not only around cloud brands, features, and migration strategies, but core IT issues like performance, flexibility, and security.

It's no secret that many IT leaders look to the cloud as an opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs and improve their scalability and agility. At the same time, there are a variety of factors that impact the success of deployments and the benefits achieved.

DBTA held a roundtable webinar featuring Bharat Bhat, director, product marketing, InfluxData; Corey Brune, enterprise technology engineer, Delphix; and Michael Agarwal, director and global practice leader for cloud databases, Datavail, who discussed emerging best practices to ensuring performance, flexibility, and security in the cloud.

Bhat believes developer tools of the future will include time series platforms. InfluxData is where developers build IoT, real-time analytics and cloud applications, he explained.

Time Series databases enable organizations to make cost–disruptive decisions on high volumes of time-sensitive data.

This type of platform enables developers to build and integrate applications with time as foundational component. Developers are also able to Scale massive data workloads at high volume and distributed globally.

InfluxData offers Edge Data Replication, which allows businesses to reliably and safely transmit edge data to the cloud.

Agarwal suggested creating a center of excellence for strategic cloud focused initiatives. The steps for this include:

  • Perform builds using the Well Architected Approach
  • Execute migration with a wholistic approach
  • Optimization for performance, ROI, or cost
  • Assessment of environment
  • Prescriptive guidance in place for DevOps / SRE / Cloud Architect teams

According to Brune, enterprises should unify the data experience across multi-cloud environments. New Delphix architecture leveraging cloud native services and object storage. The platform offers a cost effective way to run non-prod databases in the cloud.

A multi-cloud approach allows users to avoid vendor lock-in, build apps faster, and tap into the best cloud services, Brune said.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.