In this case we will share how SIM-Networks specialists used the public SIM-Cloud to evaluate the expected workloads before building a private cloud for a business.
What kind of infrastructure did the client’s company need?
Our client was interested in the possibility of creating a private cloud and moving his existing services into it. However, the client wanted to estimate the amount of resources needed for the services to function effectively before moving to a new infrastructure.
We offered to use the scaling capabilities of cloud solutions as a tool for estimating the real strain on the resources. The plan was to deploy the client’s systems in the public SIM-Cloud beforehand. This way, the client could accurately predict the necessary volume of resources in the private cloud and avoid unnecessary expenses while ordering hardware and software. The cloud to cloud migration project consisted of 4 stages:
- start working in the public cloud;
- scale the resources along with the growth of the business and the client base;
- stabilize the infrastructure and audit the workloads;
- finalize the specifications, order the resources for the private cloud and migrate.
The resources of the private cloud can be scaled and optimized as the business grows. The client mentioned these benefits of the private cloud that led him to choosing this solution: a dedicated pool of resources, flexible management, high physical and legal security, as well as the ability to store backups in a remote data center in Germany.
- deploy virtual machines in the public cloud and scale the resources as the business grows;
- prepare OS images not included in SIM-Networks’ standard list;
- dedicate a pool of IP addresses (IPv4 + IPv6);
- create and set up a reserve copying system using BaaS;
- migrate the infrastructure from the public cloud to the private cloud.