Hybrid migration is a strategy of cloud migration that many organizations apply. Hybrid migration gives the company the opportunity to choose which of their services will migrate to the cloud and which servers and applications will stay on premises. A lot of companies choose this type of cloud migration, because they find it more reassuring that some of their applications will not be on the cloud. Unfortunately, hybrid migration presents some challenges. In this article we will talk about these challenges and we will show how log management can help facing them.
Hybrid Migration Challenges
Firstly, using a hybrid migration model, means that some of the organization’s data and services will be fragmented and thus, more difficult to manage. Another problem this fragmentation presents is that the teams that use this data will have to learn different ways to access it, if they are not already trained.
Furthermore, there is the obvious issue of the level of control over the applications. It is logical that some of it will be lost during the transition, since on-premise infrastructure is easier to control than its cloud counterpart. Nevertheless, this is necessary for a company that wants to utilize their cloud capabilities, and tools like log management, can help mitigate any potential uneasiness regarding the control of the data on the cloud.
Finally, every organization that migrates to the cloud, either partly or totally, must ensure that their applications run properly and that there are not any performance issues. This is where log management comes into play.
A log management tool can help an organization by monitoring its systems and find any anomalies that may occur. Next, we will list some of the capabilities of log management.
Tracing: The ability to follow a request through a system, viewing the activity between all the individual system calls that occur to service a particular request. The purpose of tracing is to follow a program’s flow and data progression so you can detect potential problems.
Monitoring: It is the act of searching for the presence or absence of patterns in information sources. The goal is to identify any sets of repeating performance issues before they escalate into a real problem.
Log Centralization and Analysis: Log centralization gives you the ability to collect logs from different systems, transform them into useful information and present them in the form of dashboards. A dashboard is a collection of visualizations, searches, and maps, which provide a quick look into your data and enable you to get the desired insight.
It is worth mentioning that during a cloud migration, a log management tool should be used during the hybrid migration process as well as after its completion.
In conclusion, cloud migration has some serious challenges. Although some organizations may think that the hybrid migration strategy is a safer approach than a full migration, this could be even more complex and difficult to manage without the right tools. Log management can help mitigate these challenges and help make the cloud environment as reliable as possible.
Logstail provides a complete log management solution which is necessary today for every organisation and brings this functionality to your hands. Now you can convert your data into actionable insights with just some tweaks and prevent performance and security issues. You can maximize the performance of your infrastructure or be notified of potential problems to take the appropriate actions.
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