Time is running out for organizations maturing in their cloud journey to evacuate their data centers and move to the public cloud – and that clock is ticking fastest when it comes to migrating business-critical applications.
Of the 95% of organizations using public cloud today, TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group estimates that 88% are deploying production applications to the cloud. The limitations of native cloud constructs become increasingly apparent when those applications’ uptime is critical to the business. Migrating these applications to the cloud can be time-consuming, risky, and costly.
“Enterprise leaders realize that ‘good enough’ is no longer good enough,” says Aviatrix President and CEO Steve Mullaney. “It’s time to upgrade the native constructs of networking and network security to be enterprise-grade. It’s no longer good enough to use native constructs because of a lack of visibility and troubleshooting capabilities. All these things now need an enterprise-grade network.”
Enabling SAP in the Cloud
Few applications are as mission-critical to an enterprise as SAP. Organizations’ continued shift to the cloud, coupled with SAP’s S/4HANA migration, is driving a transformation that will completely alter cloud infrastructure. But a seismic change like the one SAP is driving comes with barriers to adoption. Chief among them is delivering cloud infrastructure with enterprise-grade visibility and control while allowing engineers to deliver uptime that their business depends on.
An intelligent cloud networking solution like Aviatrix can help transition to the cloud by providing visibility across an organization’s entire cloud or multicloud environment, mapping what’s happening at the application layer to what’s happening with the underlying infrastructure. The result mitigates risk, accelerates the process, and ensures availability throughout the migration.
Repeatable Automation for Customer-Facing Applications
Customer-facing applications in the digital economy allow enterprises to get closer than ever to consumers, but downtime risks lost revenue and can be time-consuming to resolve. Reliable uptime and achieving business outcomes depend on the consistency and agility enabled by automation.
“You need consistent architecture, not just for one cloud, but for any,” says Mullaney. “You need an architecture that is automated and that is as code. You have to be able to use automation from the application development platform through all other software.”
Organizations hitting route limitations and doing things manually may find the approach manageable when they don’t have many apps or have just a few that are mission-critical – but this is not a sustainable and scalable operational model.
While automation enables developers to be agile in their infrastructure deployments, it can be a daunting undertaking to replicate across multiple clouds, no matter how unavoidable this may be. “Every enterprise I talk to says multicloud is inevitable,” says Mullaney. “Whether they’re in it now or not, they’re all going to go eventually because the business units demand it.”
Organizations choose Aviatrix for their enterprise-grade networking and network intelligence because it gives them repeatability and control across their entire multicloud architecture — reducing deployment and day-two operations from weeks to minutes.
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