Learn how to operate your cloud network.
- [Instructor] So finally, let's talk about network operations. You need to focus on tools, the processes and the talent here. What tools you're gonna leverage even though you shouldn't get enamored with them but what tools are gonna be most powerful that you can apply to your requirements. Processes you need to set up in terms of what's gonna incur within the operations staff and how they're gonna basically manage your network. And then talent. You're gonna find that your ability to be effective in operating cloud networks is gonna be directly related to the degree and quality of talent you've hired.
You need to understand what the cloud network looks like long term. This is not just something where we solve things in instance of time but we need to understand what the cloud network looks like for two years, three years, four years, perhaps five years down the line. And we need to plan for operations around those changes. So back to our process again. Cloud Network Operations is the last step. So we've tested, we planned, we picked and ready to go so ultimately let's see how we do this.
So the first thing that you do in the process is basically set priorities. You need first level and second level priorities understanding that we can't basically put all our time and effort and money into all applications and all workloads but we have to set things in priority order. What's your most important. Which runs are most important to the business that run the business. Perhaps it's inventory control. It could be the e-commerce site. It could be the sales or the entry system. It really depends on your business but you need to put them in priority order because we're going to dedicate certain amount of operational resources to these particular workloads based on their priorities and their priorities are gonna be based on their value to the business.
So next is basically create the process. What needs to happen and who needs to do it. So this is fairly simple so in other words we have as we saw in the networking demo, we have things we can set up to monitor the network and we can set up alerts and we can set up maintenance procedures and backing things up and all sorts of things that have to occur basically as a matter of process. Very much like maintaining your car. You have to change the oil. You have to change the points sometimes if it's an older car.
Things like that. So who's going to maintain the network and the system. Both the internal network and the external network. So who's gonna deal with the cloud-based stuff and who's gonna deal with the internal-based stuff and what are they gonna do? So that needs to be written down. Finally the tools. We love the tools. So we have Management, Security and Governance that we need to focus on. So management of the network, security of the network and also governance of the network. And we discussed tools in this particular course and you can actually do your research on your particular tools that you think are gonna be more effective for you.
But look within the cloud provider to look for the general purpose management tools and there's some niche tools out there you can find as well. Security is gonna be customized for your needs as well as governance. So finally create an operations plan. This means soup to nuts in terms of what we're gonna do to run this thing. This is basically like driving the car. So what is the plan for us taking this thing down the road. What needs to occur? What actions? What resources? And what processes are gonna be ongoing. Keep in mind that this is the longest step in the process we're defining because it's ongoing.
We're gonna need to continuously improve. We're gonna need to continuously redo and refactor and rethink the operations processes but we can't start without a plan. So understand that this plan is gonna be continually improved very much like we did with DevOps and agile-based methodologies. But getting a start is basically taking a stab at what it needs to be now and then iterating through the improvements as time goes on.
- Internal and external cloud network requirements
- Moving networking to the cloud
- Considering cloud network performance
- Troubleshooting a cloud network
- AWS, Azure, and Google cloud networking
- Picking your cloud networking solution
- Planning for your cloud network
- Testing and operating your cloud network