Use RISC Networks to Gain Detailed Understanding of your IT Environment
As cloud technology evolves, companies are looking to move more of their assets to the cloud in a more efficient manner than ever before. The big 3 cloud providers, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, continue to dominate the market with promises of faster, more secure data.
How does an IT team get there, though?
Stephen Orban, Global Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services, pointed toward RISC Networks as an oft used method for enterprises initiating the discovery phase of cloud migration. In his best-selling book, “Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT,” Orban addresses the challenges the modern business confronts in order to identify how best to utilize cloud computing technology. He has been praised for clearly identifying the nuanced struggles organizations face when preparing for and executing cloud migrations.
“What’s in your environment, what are the interdependencies, what will you migrate first, and how will you migrate it?This is when organizations typically inspect their configuration management databases (CMDBs), institutional knowledge, and/or deploy tools (like the AWS Discovery Service and/or RISC Networks) to deeply understand what’s in their environment. Using this knowledge, organizations can outline a plan (which should be considered subject to change as they progress through their migration and learn) on how they’ll approach migrating each of the applications in their portfolio and in what order.” -Orban, “Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT,” pg. 39