As always, you want to be at the forefront with your organization and work on innovation every day. IT can make an important contribution to this, but the reality is that in most cases up to 80 percent of the IT budget is spent keeping existing IT up and running. That is why more and more companies are looking to the cloud to streamline work processes and IT infrastructure, so you’re your own IT people get more time to focus on innovation.
In most cases, the focus is on the public cloud. Gartner expects that by 2021, no less than 70 percent of all cloud services will be provided by the ten largest providers. Think of parties such as Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), IBM Cloud, Alibaba and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
The benefits of the public cloud are clear:
- No capital investment
It is not necessary to buy equipment or space to house it.
- Time savings
The serviceprovider is responsible is responsible for the management and maintenance of the data centers where the data is stored.
- Pay per use
It is not necessary to have capacity in house “on growth”, which then remains largely unused. If you need more capacity, you can easily scale up and if you need less, you can scale down again.
- Improved security
Cloud providers have teams that are aware of the latest security knowledge. They also use the latest and best data protection tools.
Despite these advantages, organizations can have good reasons to store certain data on-premise. For example, license restrictions may not allow migration to the cloud. If policies require that data must be stored in Europe or even specifically in the Netherlands. One app also runs better in the cloud than the other. Companies therefore usually do not limit themselves to one cloud provider, whereby the desire to prevent a vendor lock-in naturally plays a part.
The challenge: keeping an overview of different clouds
Those who use different public clouds face the challenge of keeping an overview. The best way to achieve this is to use an integrated management platform with a central dashboard. This provides a visual answer to questions such as:
✔ How do the different environments perform within my service levels?
✔ How do I keep a grip on costs and ensure the optimal mix?
✔ Is my business continuity guaranteed?
✔ Where is my data and how do I manage it over the multicloud?
Such a platform forms, as it were, a layer over clouds, so that they feel as one again.
There is more to the transition to the public cloud: how will you organize the operational management? You can do it yourself, of course, but you can also leave this to a service provider so you can spend your time on your business priorities to make strategic progress.
The ‘Managed’ Public Cloud from BPSOLUTIONS
An integrated platform for monitoring and management is a way to keep an overview of multiple clouds. Such a platform helps proactively deal with disruptions.
All information at a glance
The management platform dashboard shows how services and resources perform and where data is located. BPSOLUTIONS offers an easy-to-use, proprietary powerful solution to proactively improve the performance of your own public cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. By gaining insight in historical performance trends and correlation analysis reports, you will be able to find the cause of any problems faster and manage capacity better.
24/7 proactive management
Another advantage is that proactive management is possible, so that your infrastructure performs optimally. You will not be faced with unexpected costs. Advanced analyzes identify problems before they actually occur. Administrators receive a prioritized list of situations to review and resolve.
A management platform also offers opportunities for cloud orchestration. Developers who work with RedHat OpenShift or VMware Tanzu with Kubenetes, for example, automatically place containers containing parts of applications in the cloud that currently offers the best available space. In this way they efficiently handle storage and server capacity. This layer also allows organizations to let apps work together where necessary and to add other functionality from the cloud more easily.
By adding cloud data management, you also ensure that your data is always properly protected. You store data in the cloud that meets your security requirements. Backup and recovery processes also run automatically and uniformly across clouds, whether data is internal, in the public or private cloud.
BPSOLUTIONS provides cloud services with 24/7 monitoring and management: