In This Chapter
Getting ahold of workloads
Putting risks on the sale to weigh
Putting workloads to the real-world test
Lots of hardware, software, networking, and services have to be brought together to make a cloud environment into a reality. Clearly, making a cloud work means that workloads have to be managed efficiently. How does this happen? You can't simply take all the data and all the services and put them into a big cloud in the sky. In fact, for a cloud to work well, it must be well architected and well organized. In this chapter, we take a look at what happens with workloads in the cloud — how they're managed and how they're orchestrated.
How do you organize the cloud? The basic requirement is that workloads need to be organized. A workload is an independent service or collection of code that can be executed. Therefore, a workload doesn't depend on outside elements. A workload can be a small or complete application.
You must be able to balance two things:
The applications or components running in the cloud
The needs of the business to perform predictably, especially during peak loads
Organizations have to actively manage workloads so they know
How their applications are running
What they're doing
How much an individual department should be charged for its use of services
A business needs to plan for their workloads, even when they're using an external cloud provider. Management needs to understand ...