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

Blog Post

A data driven approach to cloud management

A guest blogpost by Matt Davies, head of marketing, EMEA, Splunk No matter the size, industry, or geographical location of an enterprise, it will have a cloud strategy. But despite this, when it ... 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

Hybrid IT approach is still some way off reaching mainstream levels of enterprise adoption, according to market watcher Gartner Continue Reading


Amid hype, definition of hybrid cloud still elusive

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

3Preparing for hybrid workloads-

Implementing hybrid cloud

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

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?

The OpenStack community is working on a number of fronts to make it easier to deploy private clouds, including a a training programme due in 2016 Continue Reading


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

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


OpenStack accelerates into production environments

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


HPC research cluster get Red Hat OpenStack private cloud

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