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

Grazed from TheWhir. Author: Editorial Staff.

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...

Multi-Clouds: The Latest Cloud Computing Frontier

Grazed from TechSling. Author: Thomas Parent.

Cloud computing technology continues to evolve at an astounding pace. As more individuals and organizations have embraced this technology, cloud computing architecture has changed to accommodate increasingly diverse requirements. Initially, cloud computing was synonymous with public clouds which are hosted on shared servers.

When security concerns were raised, many organizations adopted private clouds which are housed on dedicated servers. These developments spawned hybrid clouds which incorporate both public and private clouds. Now multi-clouds are becoming popular. The term multi-cloud refers to multiple public and/or private clouds (this generally includes hybrid clouds as well)...

How the Rise of Multi-Cloud is Transforming eCommerce

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: David Deans.

There once was a time when many business leaders around the world stood on the sidelines, while the early-adopters of cloud computing reaped the rewards with their first-to-market deployments. Today, managed cloud services are considered a mainstream business technology for all takers -- with only the most uninformed laggards still disputing the apparent benefits.

With 90 percent of companies claiming some form of cloud usage, many organizations have moved to the next step, leveraging multiple cloud models in different combinations to optimize benefits and efficiencies, according to findings from the latest market study by CompTIA...