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
2What is hybrid cloud?-
Hybrid cloud strategy
What is a hybrid cloud and is it the right option for your organisation?
3Preparing for hybrid workloads-
Implementing hybrid cloud
Best practice advice for preparing, implementing, optimising and managing hybrid cloud workloads
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