Organisations that are using cloud are increasingly looking to optimise hybrid workloads across on-premise and external cloud systems. This style of architecture raises issues around cloud management that demand a well thought-out strategy. A well-implemented cloud management strategy allows users to maintain control over public, private and hybrid clouds.
A good strategy considers areas such as self-service capability for resource provisioning; workflow automation; analysis of workloads; and the use of metrics to ensure optimum performance. A successful cloud management strategy also relies on skilled staff, knowledgeable in the nuances of private and public cloud technologies and capable of managing hybrid cloud workloads across multiple platforms.
1Managing hybrid clouds-
Evaluate your cloud management strategy based on these key considerations
Using more than one cloud has its benefits, but can also get expensive. To manage costs, examine your providers' data access charges, as well as your application design. Continue Reading
Managing cloud costs offers different challenges than on-premises budgeting. While users and providers are getting better, it's still a maturing space. Continue Reading
IT pros face a variety of options when it comes to managing OpenStack -- and those options vary, depending on whether they take a DIY or vendor-supported approach. Continue Reading
Hybrid cloud adoption continues to grow in the enterprise -- but it doesn't come easy. First, IT teams face a number of tough decisions and management challenges. Continue Reading
2What is hybrid cloud?-
Hybrid cloud strategy
What is a hybrid cloud and is it the right option for your organisation?
Hybrid IT approach is still some way off reaching mainstream levels of enterprise adoption, according to market watcher Gartner Continue Reading
While there are many competing definitions, most agree that a true hybrid cloud is more than just running workloads both on and off premises. Continue Reading
Networking in hybrid clouds has been a complex task, and that includes optimizing application delivery and performance. Find out how some IT pros are overcoming those challenges. Continue Reading
3Preparing for hybrid workloads-
Implementing hybrid cloud
Best practice advice for preparing, implementing, optimising and managing hybrid cloud workloads
Hybrid clouds offer a range of benefits, causing more and more enterprises to climb on board. Follow these quick tips and join the hybrid crowd. Continue Reading
4All about OpenStack-
The open source OpenStack environment is an increasingly popular tool for setting up enterprise hybrid clouds - find out more here
With HMRC and the European Commission emerging as OpenStack adopters, the OpenStack Foundation's CEO explains how it has set about winning over the enterprise with its open-source cloud platform Continue Reading
People are no longer just dabbling in the OpenStack private cloud – the OpenStack Foundation has found that many users are starting to undertake production work Continue Reading
Many IT pros still have a long wish list when it comes to building a hybrid cloud with OpenStack and public cloud providers like AWS. Continue Reading
Petabyte-scale eMedLab consortium opts for private cloud on Red Hat Linux OpenStack with hybrid Cinder and IBM Spectrum Scale storage, and rejects object and cloud storage Continue Reading