An efficient cloud management platform is a critical element for managing the intersection between public and private cloud, according to Karun Sorout from Cognizant’s Hybrid Cloud & Edge/IoT Services.
Cloud has endured high and low points in its relatively short lifecycle. Earlier this decade, it faced misgivings if not outright opposition from many major enterprises that refused to believe a cloud platform could ever replace an on-premises infrastructure. This was followed by a period of euphoria, when companies couldn’t wait to move their data to the public cloud. The current environment is more balanced, with the majority of enterprises believing a hybrid approach is the way forward.
But with multiple vendors selling cloud-based products and services that cater to specific requirements, a challenge with hybrid cloud is that it falls to businesses and/or their managed service providers to create and deploy a cohesive cloud management system that spans the hybrid cloud environment and provides a bridge between the private and public cloud infrastructures.
Managing the Intersection of Private-Public Cloud
This is critical for the following reasons:
A competent managed service provider can address this issue by taking all the process heads on-board, and creating a management strategy that includes proactive monitoring to prevent security or compliance lapses.
Taking Hybrid Cloud Management to the Next Level
Using our Integrated Cloud Management Platform, we helped a leading pharmaceutical company develop a self-service portal that enables resource provisioning in an Amazon Web Services cloud for various business units, covering over 750 apps and 25,000 virtual machines. We worked with the company to automate its security compliance implementation and leverage bots to perform log scanning for each account.
Through holistic end-to-end automation, the company developed strong cloud operations capabilities and reduced time to market, relying on bots and open source-based solutions to drive its business.
An efficient cloud management and monitoring platform is a critical element for any business developing a hybrid cloud roadmap and seeking to realize the full benefits of cloud. With a future-ready, secured and integrated platform that orchestrates applications and workloads across multiple cloud landing zones, businesses can prepare themselves for what it takes to compete in the digital future.
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