Using the cloud, businesses today have the storage they need for the constant flow of data coming in and out of their networks.
Thankfully, once it’s set up, the cloud is simple to use and quite reliable. Still, some companies may be missing out on getting everything they can from the cloud. In this article, we’ll discuss how to improve the efficiency of your cloud network. Optimize the cloud to get the best data storage, retrieval, and protection.
Make your storage work for you. You don’t have to send information to the cloud and just hope it goes to the right place—you can customize your storage using data control. Some data is better off sent to flash, while other workloads should be sent to a spinning disk.
When storing data, the cloud needs frequent assessment to make sure you’re getting everything out of the network you can and using it to its fullest extent. Assessments should cover the following and give a clear picture of what needs improvement or optimization:
- Underused resources
- Opportunities to consolidate
- Abandoned disks
- Idle services
- Intermittent activity
Assessment is necessary for full optimization of the cloud and appropriate spending.
Monitor at All Times
A managing platform is essential for full-time monitoring. It’s one of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your cloud network. Managing platforms catch issues in the system before they cause problems rather than waiting until there’s a glitch.
Unfortunately, as the cloud increases, so does malicious behavior. Hackers have a great population to choose from, so a regular review of security is a must. You should always consider next-generation security technologies.
Automate What You Can
You’re running a business. Automation relieves tasks you don’t have time for. When it comes to optimizing the cloud, automate everything you can. Your managing platform can help you set up automation or, even better, do it for you. Here’s what automation can do for you and your cloud network:
- Cut overhead costs
- Save time
- Automate updates
- Simplify configuration
- Integrate services
- Collect inventory
- Track changes
The cloud is improving business by adding convenience and safety for important data. Get everything you can out of your cloud user experience and improve your company by doing so.