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Need for Multicloud Management and Tips to Implement it

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Monday, July 05, 2021

Multicloud management combines all the clouds into a single platform, and that is what IT managers are looking for to ease their works.

FREMONT, CA: Multicloud management is expected to become easier in the coming year. The reason being the widespread use of multiple cloud platforms by companies for performing various tasks. Multicloud management combines all the clouds into a single platform, and that is what IT managers are looking for to ease their works. The only negative side of the plan is that it is still far from implementation. It's quite an intrinsically messy process. The 'one dashboard handles it all' system is yet at its infancy.

Need for Multi-Cloud Management

Cloud computing has advanced to the stage where multicloud management is a default scenario. It has become necessary for businesses to manage multicloud if it even plans to use the cloud for a small service. According to the Rightscale State of the Cloud 2019 report, 84 percent of enterprises have a multicloud strategy. A hybrid strategy is used by 58 percent of the companies in the year 2019, which in 2018 was 51 percent. The most stunning statistics is that 94 percent of respondents said they use cloud computing, which means all of them will employ a multicloud strategy sooner or later. And, most of the companies use at least five different clouds.

Tips for Multicloud Management

Effective Cost Allocation

Cost and budget allocations are undoubtedly the primary concerns and challenges of multicloud management. Generally, all the vendors do not charge the same amount for the same service, and even some vendors name different services differently. The company should sit and try to convert the five different bills to 1 bill and look at the difference both ways. This requires top-level executive meetings, including IT professionals, cloud managers, and other parties involved with cloud deployment and management.

The Co-relation between IT Infrastructures

The data center of the company gets transformed into a different IT infrastructure with the cloud. That doesn't mean the traditional data center is of no use. Both the infrastructure has to interoperate with each other. There is data flowing back and forth between the on-premise and cloud. The dueling IT system must be integrated in terms of tools, processes, governance, and information cataloging. As the cloud changes very fast, this is going to be a real headache for businesses.

Updated Staffs

Cloud vendors change their services, toolsets, and features as rapidly as the situation demands. Each vendor is competing for market share in the growing period by the profusion of new tools every time. If this rapid change is done by three to four cloud providers together, it becomes quite impossible for the internal IT team to cope with the changes done by all of them. Hence it is advisable to update the internal staff with the market changes.

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