How to Maintain Resiliency in Elastic Cloud Environments


If you’re running a business, you need to be resilient. You need to keep your systems up and running when they’re needed most; you need to be prepared for unexpected disasters and outages. And if you run your business on the cloud, that resilience should extend beyond your physical infrastructure. In this article, we’ll look at how elastic cloud environments can help with this aspect of business continuity planning

Think About Your Business Goals

The first step in maintaining a resilient elastic cloud environment is to understand your business goals. A lot of companies don’t have a clear understanding of what they want to achieve, and even if they do, it can be difficult for them to articulate that goal. As such, it’s important for IT teams and developers working on infrastructure projects or software development projects alike to think about exactly what the business wants from its technology investments before starting work on any project. This will help ensure that you’re building the right thing at all times–and when things go wrong later down the line (which they inevitably will), this knowledge will allow you access into why something went wrong so quickly instead of having no idea where else besides “it broke” as an answer when everyone asks why something didn’t work out as planned!

It’s also worth noting here that defining these goals ahead of time isn’t just useful because it helps prevent situations where people are guessing what needs doing next; but also because knowing exactly what needs done means others won’t have any questions about why certain decisions were made along the way either!

Plan For Resiliency

Resiliency is about planning for the unexpected and being able to recover quickly. It’s important to remember that resiliency is often a choice.

There are many ways you can design your environment so that it’s more resilient, but before we dive into the details of how this works, let’s first look at some key points:

  • Know your business goals. Knowing what success looks like will help you identify key metrics and make decisions based on them. For example, if your goal is to reduce costs by 40{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}, then it might not make sense for you to invest in additional hardware just yet because it won’t have much impact on reducing costs overall (though this could change depending on other factors). However, if there are other benefits associated with increasing capacity–like improving performance or providing better support–then those may justify an investment in additional hardware now even though it won’t directly impact cost savings later on.* Understand your cloud provider(s) offerings.* Know their limitations.* Understand their policies regarding disaster recovery scenarios; what happens if their service goes down? How long does it take for them to recover from an outage? Are there any limitations around availability zones or geographic regions? These things matter when considering how resiliently designed an environment needs t

Choose A Cloud Provider That Can Help You Achieve Those Goals

Choosing a cloud provider can be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know what to look for. However, if your business is looking to achieve its goals by using an elastic cloud environment and you want to make sure that the provider has your best interests at heart, it’s important that you choose one that is trustworthy and reliable. In addition, make sure they have the right level of expertise so they can help guide your company towards success!

Understand The Risks To Your Business And Protect Yourself

When you’re running a business, your data is your most valuable asset. You need to protect it from loss, corruption and destruction; unauthorized access; malicious attacks.

It’s important to understand what kinds of risks are present in the environment where you store your cloud-based resources and applications. The following table lists some common areas where these risks may occur:

  • Risk Category – Description

Plan For Scalability And Elasticity Through Load Balancing, Auto Scaling And Cloud Migration Services

For example, if you are running an application that requires a lot of resources and you have built-in elasticity into your architecture, then it will automatically scale up or down based on the demand. This allows you to grow or shrink as needed without having to worry about losing access to your applications.

Auto Scaling is another great way of achieving elasticity in your environment, especially when combined with Load Balancing. Auto Scaling allows you to set rules for when new instances should be launched based on performance metrics such as CPU utilization or memory usage. These rules can also be applied retroactively so that if there was an instance failure due to hardware failure but now all instances have been replaced by new ones then those old instances will be terminated automatically without any manual intervention from yourself or anyone else! That’s pretty cool right?

Cloud Migration Services such as AWS Snowball Edge provide yet another way for companies who want their data stored locally rather than being sent over long distances onto cloud servers (or even worse – someone else’s computer). This service allows them access all their important files regardless whether they’re stored locally at home/workplace or remotely somewhere else around world (like Hong Kong).

You need to plan for the unexpected and make sure that you can recover quickly.

The unexpected is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you should be surprised by it. The more you plan for the unexpected and make sure that you can recover quickly, the less likely it is that your environment will suffer from a disaster or disruption. In this section, we’ll look at how to plan for the worst-case scenario and how to recover quickly when something goes wrong.

Planning for Failure

The best way to deal with any situation is by planning ahead of time so that when something does happen, such as an outage or failure of some kind, there is already a clear path forward with steps laid out on how to get back into business as soon as possible with minimal impact on users or other systems connected within their environment (and outside).


The cloud is a great way to get up and running quickly, but you need to be prepared for the unexpected. If your business depends on being available 24/7 then it’s vital that you have a plan in place for when things go wrong. You also need to understand what type of elasticity is most suitable for your needs so that you can make sure there are enough resources available at all times even if demand spikes unexpectedly. This will help keep costs down while still providing the service level agreement (SLA) required by customers