4. Brace for impact
Cloud implementation affects workflows, automation, management policies, and more. To be successful, you should partner with your company’s operations team from the beginning and engage them throughout the implementation. The better they are prepared, the smoother the transition. Be diligent about communications and documentation—keep all stakeholders informed and aligned throughout the project.
Enterprise-ready open source code and software provide the foundation for cloud platforms that deliver all types of business applications in various environments. Linux® is often at the heart of a cloud infrastructure, and for good reason—adopting an open, extensible architecture helps companies avoid vendor lock-in and proprietary implementations, giving them the flexibility to adapt as their business needs and priorities change. Additionally, application developers increasingly package application components in Linux containers that run as microservices across a variety of cloud environments to increase agility.