What is even more challenging than deploying an application on a cloud computing platform? Deploying multiple applications on multiple cloud platforms.
Multiple Clouds, Multiple Challenges
Cloud computing deployments already challenge your IT management tools, processes, and people. After all, anyone with internet access and a credit card can spin up cloud computing resources in minutes, without the knowledge or approval of your IT team. Which means any of those resources can create disruptive management challenges and cyber security vulnerabilities.
To make matters more challenging, your business is likely pursuing or considering more than one cloud computing deployment. Which means it is likely considering or has already chosen more than one cloud computing platform. Which means more than one set of could computing resources, and more than one cloud computing resource vendor relationship, to manage.
Your business and your users want the ability to choose the cloud computing platform best suited for their specific needs and goals. But your business needs the ability to exercise the same high level of control and management over every IT resource, including those hosted on multiple cloud computing platforms. What’s a savvy-but-overworked IT management team to do?
Multi-Cloud Deployments: 3 Things You Need to Succeed
Solid foundations. Your IT management tools and processes must enable your team to ensure that your cloud computing deployments are configured correctly and appropriately. They must provide the resources each application, developer, supporter, and user needs, as well as the availability, performance, and security your business needs.
Equivalent visibility. Your cloud-based computing assets must be as visible and manageable as your on-premise assets. This means you need asset discovery, inventory management, and interdependency mapping that spans your premises and all of your chosen cloud computing platforms. It also means you must be able to deliver to your configuration management database (CMDB) equivalently comprehensive, timely, and accurate information about your on-premise and cloud-based assets.
Consolidated management. Your IT management team and your business both need to avoid the complexities and inconsistencies separate management tools for each computing platform can create. Your core management solutions must integrate seamlessly with each cloud computing platform’s management console, so your IT management decisions are always based on the best available information about all of your assets.
Virima: Your Multi-Cloud Deployment Management Partner
Virima solutions can provide the features you need to tame your multi-cloud computing deployments. Virima’s discovery application can run in cloud environments, for complete, accurate application discovery and interdependency mapping. Virima solutions also support application programming interface (API) integration to cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure management consoles. Your AWS EC2 Instances and Azure Virtual Machines appear alongside our on-premise assets in your CMDB. And Virima’s request, change, and release workflows help ensure that every cloud computing deployment is configured correctly from the start.