Having just one cloud is often no longer enough. Instead, enterprises are increasingly adopting heterogeneous cloud architectures that combine resources and services from multiple public and private clouds. In many cases, those clouds exist alongside, and must integrate with, on- premises infrastructure as well.
Managing one cloud in a way that ensures reliability, performance and cost-efficiency is challenging enough. But when an enterprise introduces multiple clouds from different vendors into its infrastructure, the difficulties of maintaining and integrating cloud-based resources multiply.
Enterprise IT organizations must implement solutions that let them monitor, analyze and secure multicloud environments effectively. They must also adopt processes for upgrading and expanding infrastructures composed of disparate clouds.
This report, intended as a guide to multicloud management, examines these challenges and their solutions. It discusses the various tasks and considerations that arise in a multi- cloud environment and identifies best practices for address- ing them in ways that help enterprises achieve the goals that typically lead them to pursue multicloud infrastructures. This report will cover:
- How to integrate multicloud workloads
- Monitoring in Multicloud Environments
- How to Optimize Workload Performance in a Multicloud Environment
- Upgrading and Expanding Multicloud Environments
- What It Takes to Secure a Multicloud Architecture