True Seamless Cloud is the concept of being able to leverage on-premise infrastructure with Cloud-based services, while maintaining a consistent security policy and application structure between the two models. Fluidity in movement of resources between the two environments is essential for the business to properly benefit from this setup.
As an example, a well-executed Cloud Strategy will allow the business to move workloads seamlessly based on growth projections, seasonal shifts, regulatory compliance changes and sandbox environments. In contrast, a poorly executed Cloud Strategy will often leave the business in a worse off place from where they started. The projected savings will quickly diminish into additional spending and the agility that was originally promised will never be realised. The design elements of a Cloud Strategy must include a unification between the application, security and network teams of an organisation. The migration of the application is the trigger point, after which security and network will follow suit. At Tesrex, we have been conducting our own in-house Seamless Cloud R&D and working closely with industry leading vendors to develop a valid design for a Seamless Cloud transition.