Embarking on an enterprise cloud journey without an application strategy is a recipe for disaster and will result in higher costs and disappointments for the organization. The first step in our cloud journey was to determine the right cloud solution―we call it target state architecture (TSA)—for all business applications in the enterprise portfolio. Inside NetApp, we have rationalized all our business applications, and based on business strategy and criticality, have determined the right cloud solution (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS) for each one. This included deciding if we should host applications on-prem or in a public cloud.
Our approach was to:
- Rationalize our business applications and their fit in our hybrid multicloud environment
- Determine the right cloud solution for the applications using the five “R’s”
- Align applications to the right cloud solution, i.e. TSA
Get our illustrated guide to how we achieved this on the NetApp blog.