The question is no longer when, but how companies should move to the cloud. Fully 96% of companies are using the cloud today and 81% have a multi-cloud strategy.
Yet the transition to cloud can present multiple challenges for any organization. Cloud-native architectures, which are increasingly portable, containerized, and distributed, make application migrations complex and difficult to manage. Incomplete migration planning makes application components difficult to identify leading to delays, overprovisioning, unexpected performance issues, and ultimately poor end-user experiences. And, once you have completed your cloud migration, you will still need to monitor the digital performance to ensure that it is the same or even better than the on-premise experience.
Only Riverbed delivers a comprehensive solution for cloud performance to help you understand what resources need to be migrated to the cloud, optimize your hybrid network and to provide insights into all your applications, containers, and microservices and the networks and infrastructure they rely on. By using Riverbed, you can make optimal use of network resources and improve your user experience–before and after your cloud migration.
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Understand performance before and after cloud migration
Without proper planning, cloud migrations can lead to poor network and application performance, decreased employee productivity, and ultimately customer dissatisfaction. Riverbed solutions provide complete lifecycle support, including network baseline analysis, traffic pattern projections, survivability analysis, network modeling, and change planning for your mission-critical applications. Using Riverbed, you can quantify the impact of your migration to the cloud and verify that there has been no performance degradation.
Modernize the network
Traditional WAN management systems were not designed for complex cloud environments and growth in cloud traffic. Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution simplifies cloud connectivity by providing secure direct connectivity from branch to the cloud and between clouds. There’s no more backhauling of traffic and its associated delays or manual configuration. Instead, you can centrally configure and manage your network cost-effectively, routing traffic based on business rules and network health.
Manage cloud performance
Once you have migrated your application to the cloud, you are not done. You need to understand how your cloud applications are performing – from the perspective that matters the most: your users’. Riverbed’s cloud performance management solution proactively identifies problems and then helps you troubleshoot issues in your microservices, containers, APIs, applications, infrastructure, and network. The results: consistently high levels of user satisfaction and faster development cycles.
Speed data transfer to the cloud
Accelerating data migration from on-premises to the cloud can significantly shorten migration timelines and minimize bandwidth and latency issues.
Riverbed solutions ensure secure and highly performant data migrations to the cloud by finding the shortest path and then applying optimization techniques to conserve bandwidth. Using Riverbed, you can accelerate file downloads by as much as 33x and reduce the amount of data sent by up to 97%.
In the coming 12-24 months, we will have moved almost 80% of our firm’s critical applications into the cloud. If you can’t provide a clean experience and an efficient experience for those lawyers to conduct business, then you are failing.
JOHN GREEN, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, BAKER DONELSON