You’ve made promises to your customers and end users, quantifying them in SLAs (service-level agreements) to instill confidence that those commitments will be honored. SLAs give users peace of mind. But what about your peace of mind? How can you guarantee your hybrid infrastructure and applications are continuously meeting or exceeding those SLAs? I’m going to explore how to ensure SLAs are met to maintain productivity and protect revenue.

First, let’s talk a hybrid cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud means that your infrastructure can be hosted anywhere. How do you maintain performance SLAs in such a dispersed environment? The important solution is to centralize monitoring, so you are getting performance-based feeds from all elements into a ‘single source of truth’.  It is tempting to think you can manage the new hybrid environment using your traditional tools – but you can’t. Hybrid infrastructure needs a hybrid management approach, not single point solutions.

For the past two years, Virtana has been working with major enterprises around the world, helping them migrate their application workloads to new environments. Understanding workload dependencies, by mapping the topology they use, is a vital starting point. Many migrations have failed to live up to their promises and it is not uncommon to find on-premises and hosted private cloud deployments outperforming private cloud for cost and performance.

To ensure the success of your migration, Virtana has created a Cloud Migration Readiness (CMR) service. The service looks at your entire environment and benchmarks application workflow through it. This is often the first-time organizations have seen their entire infrastructure in one place. They are now ready to plan migration based on known performance, capacities, and costs. So, what is your Cloud Migration Readiness (CMR) level?  A good starting point is to take a free assessment. Whether you are exploring the cloud or have a current cloud initiative, find out your level of CMR. To receive recommendations and get access to the Virtana definitive CMR white paper, visit: https://www.virtana.com/go-cloud-assessment/

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