Multi-Cloud

A10 Networks Brings "Harmony" to Management of Secure Application Services Across Multiple Clouds and Data Centers

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A10 Networks introduced a new strategic solution that offers multi-cloud, multi-service management that brings to life its ongoing vision of harmonizing application delivery and security.

The new developments center on the A10 Harmony Controller, built on microservices and container technologies, offering a multi-tenant, highly scalable controller architecture that incorporates real-time analytics at a per-app level and central management and orchestration of secure application services across hybrid environments - from physical data centers to public, private and hybrid clouds.

The new A10 Harmony Controller and analytics capabilities fundamentally change the way secure application services are delivered, protected, and managed. Because the A10 Harmony application delivery and security controller uniquely spans traditional data centers and clouds, it is now the industry's only controller-based platform that can deliver analytics, configuration and orchestration across such hybrid application environments.

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Why Multi-Cloud Strategies Require Hybrid Capacity Analytics

IDC’s research shows the majority of today’s enterprise class organizations expect to rely on multiple clouds. Organizations need to make this transition in a way that maintains control over their applications, constantly optimizes the capacity being purchased, and doesn’t inadvertently create operational silos.

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The future is multi-cloud, but getting there isn't easy

Grazed from ITProPortal. Author: Tony Conner.

Multi-cloud has been discussed within the cloud computing industry for a while, but there is still confusion and disagreement about what it is. What most can agree on is that multi-cloud is about mixing and matching the best-in-class technologies and services from different cloud providers to create the best possible solution for a business.

This flexibility is what will define the industry in the coming years allowing organisations to leverage the relative advantages, price-points and geographic locations of the solutions to their best advantage. However, the transition to a multi-cloud solution can be fraught with risks if improperly managed. As a result, enterprises looking to gain advantage through this technology are seeking expert help in the form of third party managed service providers...

Embotics Introduces Integrated Multi-Cloud Automation for ServiceNow

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Embotics, the cloud automation company, today announced new capabilities for bi-directional integration between Embotics vCommander and the ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) platform. The new integrations provide customers with an end-to-end solution for extending the ServiceNow platform with multi-cloud automation capabilities. This enables users to have visibility and management to all Virtual Machines (VMs) in their environment regardless of whether they were created inside or outside of an ITSM process. 

The integration of ServiceNow and Embotics provides streamlined automation of key processes and maintenance of accurate data within the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

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Iron.io Delivers on Promise of Enabling Lambda-Like Functionality on Any Cloud

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Iron.io, a leading provider of workload management, today announced it is delivering on its promise of bringing AWS Lambda-like serverless processing to any cloud -- with implementations now enabled on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenShift and Mesosphere. Demos are available upon request.

Serverless computing has gained momentum because it boosts agility for modern enterprises, allowing them to build and deploy applications and services at scale on flexible platforms that abstract away physical infrastructure. Launched in beta as Project Kratos in February, Iron.io announced general availability of its multicloud solution in April. Since then, the company has systematically partnered with leading cloud providers to support multicloud development.

Management Complexity In The Multi-cloud

Grazed from TechWeekEurope. Author: Ben Sullivan.

Organisations are turning to the public, hybrid and multi-cloud to accelerate digital transformation. A 2015 Oxford Economics Survey entitled ‘The Cloud Grows Up’ shows that 69 percent of global business leader and IT executive respondents planned to make moderate to heavy cloud investments over the next three years; not only to save money, but to enter new markets and develop new products, services, lines of business and business models fast.

But one of the biggest challenges of hybrid and multi-clouds is achieving visibility, performance and management across the entire complex estate. You can wrestle with multiple cloud-provided tools and instrumentation, but that can be time consuming and frustrating. However, there is a surprisingly simple path to holistic visibility; the application delivery infrastructure...

More proof that we live in a multi-cloud world

Grazed from Fortune.  Author: Barb Darrow.

If your company, like most, runs some stuff in the cloud plus non-cloud-ready databases or enterprise apps, RightScale may have a management tool for you.  There’s lots of evidence showing that when companies move workloads to the cloud, they are apt to use more than one cloud.

Part of the reason is that different constituencies spin up their own cloud operations outside the normal IT approval process. It’s also true that most companies still run some older databases and enterprise applications that do not lend themselves to cloud deployment...

Are You Prepared for Multi-Cloud Challenges?

Grazed from SmartDataCollective. Author: Jared Jaureguy.

There’s little question that cloud computing can provide you with innovative and helpful new applications designed to increase your company’s capabilities and productivity. Many businesses end up using multiple services to reach the potential that the cloud promises. Problems crop up, however, when managing so many different services and applications becomes too complicated. In order to prepare for these multi-cloud challenges, it’s important to lay out a groundwork and vision for what you want the cloud to do for your business.

Easing into the cloud is also highly advised. This can be done by integrating the cloud services you want with those solutions already being used by your data center. Planning out these moves ahead of time will make the transition into a multi-cloud environment that much smoother...

2015: Where Wholesale Cloud and Multi-Cloud Collide

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In 2015, two issues on the cutting edge of the cloud are going to converge: the wide scale adoption of wholesale cloud services, and the need for multi-cloud environments. Almost 60 percent of respondents in a February 2014 Market Pulse report by IDG are either using a hybrid cloud environment or are in the process of doing so.

In fact, if we look closely, I believe we would discover that a lot of organizations have blown through the hybrid model, and multi-cloud is already occurring – as shadow services that are being deployed outside the purview of IT. With this being the case, it has become clear that hybrid cloud is not enough. What’s needed is the ability to design and deploy application environments across a multitude of cloud endpoints...

How multi-cloud solutions enable more flexibility in the enterprise

Grazed from Computing. Author: Danny Palmer.

Once approached with caution, cloud computing is being embraced by more organisations, both in the public and private sectors. Many organisations looking to adopt cloud for the first time are tempted to put all their eggs in one basket with one provider. However, according to recent research by Adapt, many firms feel they can't get all they want from a single vendor, leading some to adopt solutions from multiple providers, as Kevin Linsell, head of service development at Adapt, explained.

"Those that have only just embraced the cloud and are still in their first iteration are learning lessons. They're realising they want more diversity rather than just one solution," he told Computing. It's a view shared by David Goodman, CIO at global humanitarian NGO the International Rescue Committee (IRC). He said the specialist needs of his organisation, which provides relief in some of harshest environments on the planet, meant an all-inclusive cloud solution from a single provider wasn't suitable...