Some companies are born in the cloud. But for most—especially large enterprises—cloud migration is a hugely complex process.
With a multitude of applications that have varying lifecycles, teams might be engaged in every phase of cloud adoption—pilot, migration, ongoing modernization, and optimization—all at the same time. What’s more, because those applications are always evolving, there is no obvious “end” to the cloud journey.
Staying in control of so many different cloud projects is tough, and spinning so many plates at once puts the business at risk. To help manage this complexity, reduce business risk, and accelerate progress to and in the cloud, companies need a predictable way to gain insight and manage each phase of cloud transformation, for every application, on an ongoing basis.
This is precisely where cloud observability comes into its own.
In this paper, we make the case for observability and explain why underpinning complex cloud migration projects with a single source of truth is the key to their success. We’ll explore:
- Drivers for cloud in a digital world
- Cultural and technical challenges of moving to the cloud
- What observability is, and why it is at the heart of a successful cloud adoption journey
- The five phases of a framework for ensuring observability while migrating
- How you can adopt observability for your business