What is Multi-Cloud Storage?
Multi-cloud storage is a storage architecture consisting of various cloud storage services that are coordinated through a single interface, allowing your data containers to be utilized and moved across multiple public cloud environments.
What is the definition of multi-cloud?
Multi-cloud is an architecture consisting of various cloud compute and storage services utilized by organizations to host data, applications, and assets. It is a complex structure, simplified through strategic management of a single interface. Without a compatible management infrastructure, there is no efficient way for your multi-cloud environment to maintain visibility, mobility, sustainability, or security for your data environment.
What is multi-cloud management?
Multi-cloud management consists of systems and structures that are utilized by organizations’ IT teams to oversee workloads and maintain security of their applications across various public clouds through a single interface.
How do you connect to a multi-cloud environment?
Multi-cloud environments are hosted on a single interface—once users have credentials to access the interface, they can work within the secure framework to access data and insights. This type of connection solution gives users access to public and private cloud resources as-a-service. By utilizing automation, services can be established to configure a network for users to connect to. Connection to a multi-cloud environment is accomplished through multi-cloud controllers that establish your resources within a given API. Gaining access requires certain security permissions for password-protected multi-cloud networks.
Steps to deploying connection to a multi-cloud environment include:
- Establishing access to SaaS and public hyperscale providers
- Determining the infrastructure that will connect end-users to the multi-cloud platform
- Providing an interface for end-users to access services
- Setting permissions for end-users to self-provision or experience automated internal provisioning to establish connections.
How do you manage and automate multi-cloud environments?
Productive and effective management of multi-cloud environments consists of strategic management processes. To ensure success and sustainability of your apps and workloads, management of your complex multi-cloud data architecture must be a top priority.
Utilizing automation and machine learning (ML) empowers IT teams to efficiently administer security, implement proactive solutions, and scale operations in multi-cloud environments. This minimizes costs by using services only when you need them, further optimizing the accessibility of your data. By utilizing a single framework for your multi-cloud environment, you know the precise location and function of your data, effectively alleviating risks of theft or data loss.
Compatibility is critical for the successful management of multi-cloud environments. Because data lives across a variety of environments, the most effective management occurs when all the containers are compatible. They must be manageable through a single interface for high-level, effective management to occur.
HPE and multi-cloud storage
The right multi-cloud storage solution mitigates risk and offers significant cost benefits. HPE Cloud Volumes storage works with multiple public clouds, reduces downtime and data loss risk, eliminates vendor lock-in, provides easy cloud on-ramp from cloud-ready on-premises hardware, and enables simple data movement between clouds.
HPE Nimble Storage lets you run any workload, anywhere. Make intelligent cloud storage an option for all your data workloads, from production databases to VMs to backups. Built for running your legacy enterprise and business applications without needing to rearchitect for cloud-native operation, HPE Nimble Storage provides support where you need it.
HPE optimized data protection for hybrid cloud solutions delivers end-to-end protection and rapid recovery of your data—from the data center to the cloud. Get the most from your migration to flash by making data security an app-integrated and cloud-ready function with HPE Primera and HPE Nimble Storage. This lowers threats of data loss and optimizes performance with flash-integrated data protection.
HPE cloud storage solutions offer features that make multi-cloud storage easy by reducing the complexities of hybrid cloud and using cloud storage APIs that integrate with AWS, Azure, and other cloud-native APIs. Providing global visibility of your data prevents problems and employs predictions to help you make informed decisions. And now, with intelligent automation features, you can leverage integration with containers and configuration management tools like Kubernetes, Ansible, Chef, and Puppet to enable DevOps automation.
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