How to Migrate to the Cloud Without Risking Everything

These days migrating from on-premise to cloud-based architectures are a no brainier. However, even though this process increases IT agility, it also increases business risk.

DBTA recently held a webinar with Brian Walters, director of solution engineering, Percona, who discussed best practices for managing this balance and mitigating risk as much as possible.

The critical components to achieving these goals are thorough planning, sound architecture frameworks, and proper alignment with service partners.

For most, cloud migration is no longer optional, Walters said. The factors influencing enterprises on this path include lower costs, becoming more agile, staying competitive, and market pressures.

A successful cloud migration is a balance of agility and risk along with thorough planning, sound architecture frameworks, and alignment with service partners.

Large companies need to run their businesses deliberately, Walters said. Becoming agile does not mean becoming reckless. He suggested that companies should fail fast, fail often, and fail forward.

IT agility means different things:

  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Immutable Architectures
  • Cattle vs. Pets
  • DevOps
  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • Methodologies - SCRUM

Percona is launching new DBaaS-focused support tiers that align with the changing role of database professionals who manage cloud environments.

These services allow Percona to help you reduce business costs by providing unbiased support services. Our services help you properly configure your data technologies, tune and improve your data-design and performance characteristics and quickly diagnose problems.

Ultimately, better support and proactive management help you get more out of your company's cloud deployment, while minimizing risk to the business.

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