Organizations all over the world are adopting multi-cloud architecture. This is supported by the fact that in a recent survey by Dimension Research, of 650 respondents, 77% are planning to shift to a multi-cloud setup within the next 2 years. Such widespread acceptance is indicative of the tremendous benefits that this setup has to offer.
Multi-cloud enables companies to choose the services that would best match their business requirements, from different cloud service providers. This helps them manage their costs and fulfill their business strategies in the most economical and efficient ways possible. Also, this setup enables organizations spread risk across multiple platforms, thereby minimizing downtime, while benefiting from cloud cost-savings, and without being locked with one vendor.
In this blog, we highlight 5 tips that will help you make the most of your multi-cloud setup:
Tip 1: Implement unified policy across cloud
Having a single pane view of all the cloud environments is essential to stay on top of your multi-cloud setup. You can’t control what you can’t measure, and this is where cloud automation comes into the picture. By automating a unified to policy, you can monitor, measure and control your multiple-cloud environment. This helps to stay alert and take quick steps to tackle real-time issues such as system downtime and other error alerts.
Tip 2: Avoid vendor lock-ins by going multi-cloud
Rather than being locked-in with only one cloud service provider, your organization should plan a multi-cloud strategy. This way you get to pick the best of the lot and enjoy unique cloud services offered by specific providers. Also, you can ensure that your operations are not affected by using the other providers for backup, in case the main provider is experiencing downtime.
Tip 3: Employ automation for low-level monitoring tasks
Employ technology to monitor and maintain your cloud environment, using automated processes. Take for example, a low-level monitoring task such as alerts on low-usage of certain virtual machines. Such alerts indicate that these resources can be decommissioned if no longer actively utilized, thereby cutting down on avoidable costs.
Tip 4: Re-think decision to host a new app on cloud
For several reasons ranging from security, compliance, and costs, it is important to think twice before hosting your application on cloud. Many businesses are still apprehensive over cloud hosting due to possible breaches and prefer in-house data centers or at best, private cloud for mission-critical applications. However, the early adopters, who are less risk-averse are gaining the benefits of on-demand, scalable services with multi-cloud hosting.
Tip 5: Invest in a unified management and governance platform
While multi-cloud presents a lot of benefits, it comes with its own pitfalls. It becomes difficult for businesses to track usage, provision resources and handle emergencies such as system downtime. To leverage the most of this environment, it is imperative for businesses to opt for a single pane view that assists in monitoring and managing the cloud setup. They need strong automation and orchestrating features to ensure that policies are upheld and tasks are run smoothly, round the clock.
And this is where CoreStack steps in. CoreStack is CloudEnablers’ Cloud Management and Governance platform that enables businesses to transform their cloud landscape, with its effective management features and controls. Make the most of your multi-cloud setup with CoreStack.
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