Next webinar topic & time: June 21st @ 1pm EST as we explore “Building a Hybrid IT Blueprint”. (This is all about building a plan to decide which applications go where and leveraging automation to sort through the myriad of market options).
We explored options for Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server deployed to AWS, Azure and Google as IaaS or PaaS.
CloudGenera’s platform is still one of the most efficient ways to compare options. We showcased multiple use cases where DBaaS (Databases as a service) options across AWS, Azure and Google were presented in a matter of minutes. We can also help you evaluate options with the same vendor. Think about SQL Server running on Windows, Linux or RDS in AWS.
Conclusion: “Moving up the stack” to consume DBaaS over IaaS can often make sense if you evaluate some key considerations:
Think about cost vs. control.
Understand the premium associated with running DBaaS options compared to IaaS + your labor + licensing costs
Clarify what HA (High Availability) means for the database options you’re considering. HA differs by provider and even by database platform in a single provider.
Think through whether your firm has a solid strategy to guard again vendor lock-in. Higher level services may lead to increased agility but also unhealthy reliance on specific cloud provider solutions.
Contact us if you think of topics you’d like us to cover in the future.