Essential Guide

Essential guide to cloud management

A well-implemented cloud management strategy allows users to maintain control over public, private and hybrid clouds


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.

All-Flash: The Essential Guide (PDF)

1Managing hybrid clouds-

Cloud management

Evaluate your cloud management strategy based on these key considerations


Cloud cost management tips for working with multiple vendors

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Cloud cost management refines, but plenty of room for improvement

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A data driven approach to cloud management

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Explore OpenStack management options for private cloud

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Maximize hybrid cloud benefits through resource, cost management

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 cloud two to five years off hitting mainstream adoption, claims Gartner

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Amid hype, definition of hybrid cloud still elusive

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3Preparing for hybrid workloads-

Implementing hybrid cloud

Best practice advice for preparing, implementing, optimising and managing hybrid cloud workloads


How to optimize dynamic hybrid cloud management

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Understanding hybrid cloud workflow management

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Optimize hybrid cloud environments with these five tips

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Hybrid cloud implementation preparation checklist

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4All about OpenStack-

Using OpenStack

The open source OpenStack environment is an increasingly popular tool for setting up enterprise hybrid clouds - find out more here


Is OpenStack ready for mass adoption?

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The OpenStack Foundation: Building enterprise trust in open-source clouds

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OpenStack accelerates into production environments

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Overcoming OpenStack hybrid cloud integration challenges

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


HPC research cluster get Red Hat OpenStack private cloud

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