What Is a Cloud-First Strategy?
Cloud-First Strategy means using cloud where possible. Any other option will only be considered if it offers better value than cloud.
What are the benefits of cloud-first strategy?
Scalability - Cloud systems are scalable and offer features like auto-scaling which means they can scale up or down depending on resource usage.
Ease of Deployment - Cloud systems provide tools to automate deployment which allows deployments to occur quicker with fewer manual steps and less chances of issues during deployments.
Security - Cloud systems provide enhanced security using data encryption and identity and access management(IAM).
Flexibility - Cloud system components can be maintained and deployed independently which reduces the maintenance effort.
Reduced infrastructure maintenance - Hardware and software updates in cloud systems are managed by the vendor. This removes the additional effort of updating hardware and software which is required in on-premise systems.