Enterprises are choosing a multicloud IT strategy as a way to get the benefits of a variety of cloud solutions, but this type of environment adds management complexity. Without a well-considered multicloud strategy, it can be challenging to monitor costs, optimize performance, and manage the different requirements of a variety of applications.
In addition, enterprises need a way to work with the varied features across multiple providers, including their service level agreements, security policies, and a number of other considerations. Each provider comes with a unique set of operational and management tools. Until an enterprise takes the initiative to create a comprehensive multicloud strategy, it can be hard to achieve all of the advantages that come from this type of environment. These include a boost in both agility and operational speed, a reduction in IT costs, and a better partnership between business goals and those of IT teams.
For these reasons, enterprises are investing in a multicloud management solution that allows them a more cohesive approach to optimizing the IT environment. A management solution should enable the enterprise to access automation features and scale as necessary, as well as support compliance and security policies. There are three requirements that will be present in a good management solution:
Visibility: Your network administrators need to know where business applications are running. You also need to be able to monitor resources across the full range of multicloud environments with information about whether they are residing in public or private clouds.
Governance: DevOps teams are required to manage applications and ensure that they are within the necessary security and governance policies. As more and more cloud-native resources increase for the enterprise, they need a centralized dashboard that can apply configuration and security consistently across all cloud-native environments.
Automation: For both traditional and cloud-native applications, teams need to be able to manage and offer services using automation, even while developers are equipped to create applications that align well with the policies of the enterprise.
They also require the ability to deploy applications within a consistent and flexible framework that includes options for disaster recovery and backup.
Your enterprise may be pursuing a good strategy with choosing a multicloud infrastructure, but you require the right management solution in order to take advantage of automation and unlock the more extensive benefits of a multicloud environment. Without this type of comprehensive management tool, the complexity of multicloud may prove the environment to be more of a headache than a competitive advantage.Multicloud management solutions are an effective way to get the most out of your IT environment, access automation and other advanced capabilities, and optimize the cost-effectiveness of your technology. Contact us at Cory Communications to get started evaluating your needs and the options available.