Hybrid Cloud Management
What is Hybrid Cloud Management?
Hybrid cloud management is a solution for monitoring spend, usage, and resources in an environment where computing duties are allocated to a variety of cloud-based or on-premises providers. It creates a single point of control and insight for disparate computing resources in hybrid cloud environments.
Why is hybrid cloud management important?
Hybrid cloud management is important because it helps to combat the sprawl of apps, siloed business units, increased spending, and lack of visibility of individual resources. As business grow and computing needs evolve, this universal oversight is critical to efficiency.
Hybrid cloud management tools
Hybrid cloud management tools are those that enable IT professionals to manage multi-cloud computing environments, which are often a mixture of public cloud and on-premises resources and services. In some cases, IT departments can set up self-service portals to allow individuals to administer changes while staying within IT-defined boundaries.
What are the benefits of hybrid cloud management?
While there are several benefits to hybrid cloud management, perhaps the greatest is Low-Ops Methodology.
In the DevOps environment, there exists a need for high interactivity and interoperability between IT and developers to streamline development and support activities, and this need requires a large number of powerful tools to be effective. A low-ops methodology, on the other hand, functions amid a highly automated infrastructure environment.
Keep in mind, an IT team would need to build the necessary instantiations of automation based on the unique needs of the organization, or departments within the organization. But once in place, this low-ops orchestration is intended to shield everyday users from the complications that IT professionals are paid to contend with.
Another benefit of hybrid cloud management is that it supports the cross-cloud pool of resources, resulting in better control of utilization and spend. For maximum efficiency, you want to be able to choose the right environment for workloads in real time. In this flexible-consumption framework, workload allocation can produce real-time business intelligence, and that intelligence can be used to inform workload allocation, creating a cycle of increased cost and utilization efficiency.
Hybrid cloud management tips and strategies
With hybrid cloud management, here are some possible use-case capabilities for IT departments:
Convert VM cluster into a private cloud.
A virtual environment is not a private cloud, but with the right hybrid cloud management infrastructure, IT professionals can gain all the benefits, scalability, and agility of a true cloud.
Convert bare metal and containers into private clouds.
With the right hybrid cloud management infrastructure, IT professionals can gain all the benefits, scalability, and agility of a true cloud.
Connect to any provider.
One of the goals in IT is to avoid cloud lock-in. The right hybrid cloud management tool will allow you to connect to any provider at any time.
Most organizations are somewhere along the evolutionary trail of digital transformation, and the right hybrid cloud management tool allows you to grow with consumption-based, private cloud environments when you’re ready.
HPE and hybrid cloud management
With HPE GreenLake Central’s software platform, you can unify insights and operations across data centers, multi-clouds, and colocation facilities. You’ll enjoy a simplified point-and-click experience across your applications and data, enabling you to more effectively run, manage, and optimize your entire hybrid estate.
Consume pre-architected and validated end-to-end hybrid cloud managed services with an existing, brownfield IT environment that provides a full view into your consumption and use across your entire hybrid and multi-cloud estate. With the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, you can consume, manage, and control all your cloud services from a single, self-service dashboard, enabling your IT staff to focus on business outcomes, such as developing new applications and services to attract more customers and grow revenue.
Moving to cloud isn’t a matter of why, but a matter of when and how. Cloud promises speed, agility, and cost savings—but realizing the full value of cloud requires solving difficult challenges such as data gravity, security, compliance with regulations, cost management, and the need for organizational change. HPE’s hybrid cloud solutions can help your business navigate cloud complexities and speed your digital transformation through a proven methodology for transforming people, processes, and technology.