Cloud can be complicated. There are no workarounds, no shortcuts, just best practice. And even then, it requires an experienced pair of hands to run the solution and ensure it delivers on your expectations.
For this reason, there are countless, common mistakes that companies make when setting up their infrastructure. Not all of them devastating, but each damaging enough to set your business back.
Here, we’re exploring some of the more problematic errors you can make when it comes to the cloud and how to steer clear of them.
In the cloud, you’re able to scale up and down to suit your business needs. You can even automate this process by enabling auto-scaling, which allows your resources to respond to changes in demand without your input.
Put simply, this will save you money during seasonal periods where you aren’t earning or product demand has changed. But, it’s not wholly automatic. You’ll need to instruct your set-up to build two instances so that you can effectively scale.
Failure to do this will lead to disruption. Some users attempt to avoid this process by increasing the RAM and CPU. But by doing that, you effectively double your costs – and with each increase, you’ll start to notice diminishing returns.
Not setting permissions
Permissions are the parameters each cloud user operates within. If you have multiple users working on your infrastructure, each will work according to the permissions you outline.
A failure to set permissions is one of the greatest errors many organisations make. With incorrect access an inexperienced member of the team could easily access a particular bit of code and accidentally change it. The risk for your users is huge and there’s potential for a lot of remedial work for your engineers.
So, what’s the answer? Only allowing one person in your organisation to handle the infrastructure? No. In fact, you’d be opening yourself up to even more risks…
Single point of failure
Cloud expertise is expensive and most enterprise businesses can’t afford to hire multiple engineers at the same time. As such, a single qualified individual joins the team and, from then, you’re at the mercy of their schedule.
Just think about what you would do if this individual ever has time off. You’re vulnerable to all manner of threats. And, God forbid they hand their notice in.
There are ways to avoid this however. Most notably by upskilling your team through a managed service provider (MSP). An MSP helps you migrate, and maintain your set-up. They’ll also teach your team how to handle the transition and gradually instil best practice.
Sound good? Choose ClearCloud
At ClearCloud, you can avoid all of the above and migrate to a solution that will genuinely drive your business forward. Not only can we help transform your current IT team into cloud engineers, we can also ensure your infrastructure is fit for purpose.
So why not get in touch today and speak to a member of the team?