Cloud environment management is a foggy concept. As public and private clouds form the popular “hybrid cloud” environment found everywhere today, administrators struggle to find the right tools to manage their increasingly complex environment. Ensuring the connectivity and security of your cloud environment is an intimidating task on the best of days – and many are reaching out for help in getting control of their ever-expanding cloud services.
What is Hybrid Cloud & Multi-Cloud?
Hybrid cloud (not to be confused with multi-cloud) is a single system that combines different cloud environments, including public and private. While hybrid cloud is typically managed by software that (in an ideal world) unifies workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments, multi-cloud is a combination of two or more public clouds operated by different vendors.
What workloads are you running on public and private cloud? Who do you contact if there are issues? How critical are the workloads and when are the most critical periods? Having all this information in one place for all cloud environments makes it simple to effectively self-manage your cloud, deploy, and terminate workloads without issues with the underlying infrastructure.
Security & Compliance
Is your security system set up for proactive protection? How does your security system work or interact with your cloud environment? How much control do you have of vital policy settings? A single compliance or security breach could kill a successful company in a matter of moments. Without the right security and compliance knowledge and capabilities, hackers and threat actors have proven themselves more than capable of stealing money, siphoning off data and destroying systems with ransomware or viruses. Deploying an IAM solution is just one-way organizations are taking control of their cloud environment and their future security.
Benefits of a “Single Pane of Glass”
How complex and time consuming is management of your cloud with your current system? Are you able to clearly see how your public and private cloud work together? How do you monitor and control performance of different platforms like those provided by Amazon Web Services? Service aggregation supplies you with the single pane of glass view of your different clouds, allowing you to management them from a single, central location.
Understanding Available Tools
Do you have the tools you need to effectively manage your cloud environment? Have you researched the patterns within your network activity to determine the best tools for the job? Deploying the right tools will allow you to maximize your ROI and will give you a clearer idea of where your personnel service gaps are. Eliminate the need for multiple administrators and hire one expert who can utilize these tools to their maximum capability while raising the knowledge-level and capabilities of the entire IT department.
Sangfor’s newest update to their Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and SCP solutions has all the tools, security, and management features you need to effectively manage any cloud environment. Sangfor is committed to building the most useful, cutting-edge and next-level solutions for security, cloud and infrastructure. Sangfor updates are consistent, with our skilled R&D department constantly developing the most requested and needed solutions to our partners and customers.
Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s HCI and SCP cloud solutions, and let Sangfor make your IT simpler, more secure and more valuable.