While the adoption rate of cloud is moving upward rather rapidly, most organizations fail to use cloud solutions to its full potential. Something similar is going on with Azure cloud. Although a large amount of businesses have installed Azure instance, they lapse when it comes to reaping the more and best out of it. In addition, bad governance is the major reason that causing things to fall apart this include lack of coordination, overloaded IT and many more. But don't worry as practicing some good governance can avoid such issues and ensure your cloud infrastructure is well taken care of.
- Know what you're doing:Firstly, you need to know what's exactly going on in your instance such as what you have up and running in the Azure cloud, the amount of it and why. You need to conduct this analysis to get a clear vision of your investments and your target audience. Determining your finance and who your audiences are will help in evaluating larger business goals and keep a check on your Azure usage.
- Outline the course After you have determined who is using Azure cloud and the amount of it being consumed, you need to stop and build a more strategic plan and decide how effectively the technology should be used. Then all you have to do is sketch out key goals and objectives for Azure in the enterprise and for that purpose, you'll require to involve stakeholders from different verticals, executives, and IT team. Determining the purpose will give you a clear vision that you require to fully understand how to ideally manage and monitor your business needs and align it.
- Set up and access Next comes the Azure user-base set up with the tools and access required to finalize the entire vision. Now you'll have to determine who needs to be given access to Azure and how much rights should be granted, and when you're done, provide them proper access privileges. In addition, also question yourself on how much service is enough for making your team more agile in order to be productive.
- Employ automation techniques Often there are too many errors and unwanted expenses for the organization with Azure and this happens as a result of over-loaded IT team. Manually addressing all the issues is not a practical option to solving all the issues with your cloud strategy. Rather than this, consider employing various automation approaches to achieve a more efficient cloud environment. Templating and scheduling are two examples of Azure automation solutions. Like, it allows you define settings beforehand for tasks that are repetitive and time-intensive. For instance, if you don't want a particular workload to run all day long, round-the-clock, you can shut it down.