With the quantum impact of digitization touching human lives, cloud technology is pervasive and part of every CXO’s agenda. Technology leaders are thinking strategically to maintain digital equity in their competing markets. As per a Gartner forecast, 85% of enterprises will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025.
Cloud applications bring a distinct advantage to organizations as applications and infrastructure now receive frequent upgrades, new features, and added functionalities like never before. There is a surge in cloud migration across industries; organizations either have the cloud in their roadmap or are increasing the cloud presence in their respective organizations. New-age technology leaders seek technology and solutions to meet organizations’ hypergrowth aspirations.
While organizations have experienced or are preparing for cloud adoption, there could never be a one-size-fits-all strategy. Each organization must assess associated risks and the challenges ahead.
Across the tech stack are common pitfalls leading to failure which derails cloud ambition. To improve the outcomes, a robust validation strategy helps eliminate multiple associated risks during the migration journey. Embedding validation cutting across infrastructure, platform, and software layer will de-risk and avoid outages. Each new feature rolled out for an application, must be well tested for a superior end-user experience, and live up to your brand reputation. The approach differs for on-premise to cloud migration validation.
Validation at the infrastructure layer assists in platform and cloud server level readiness and adherence to benchmark compliance standards. Non-functional validation covers configuration review and analysis and includes CIS benchmarks. Leveraging multi-protocol and omnichannel support are considered a necessity for real-time data, and migration validation. Organizations must consider network and information security validation at each layer to further ensure quality engineering enables a seamless migration experience.
A well-thought custom validation strategy can produce 50X returns. Technology leaders benefit as they realize higher agility through accelerated resource provisioning and programmed software deployment with certainty. Organizations harness the power of quality by ensuring no critical defects during production throughout the migration journey. While it builds efficacy of the migration platform, it yields higher productivity through the re-use of regression automation.
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