How are you leveraging the cloud in your organization? With today’s fast-moving, ever changing compute landscape, it can be hard to substantiate the impact that cloud computing is having on your environment. The benefits of transitioning to the cloud are different in every situation. In your environment the benefit may be the ability to provide resources quickly and efficiently, it may be the reduction in real-estate that your compute resources require or it may be the transition from a CAPEX model to an OPEX model. The reality is, however, that without the proper insight and control over your environment, the negative impact that cloud can have on your bottom line can be substantial.
Too many companies are overspending on their compute environments. With the ability to rapidly provision resources in the cloud and without the ability to gain the appropriate insight, many customers don’t even realize they have a problem until the monthly bill for their cloud resources is delivered. Cloud sprawl is real and it is expensive. Creating a hybrid structure where workloads can be provisioned in either public or private cloud environments, migrated based on the needs of the business, and managed effectively by your IT team is a necessity. This approach will help to manage your resources and ensure you can continue to provide the advantages of cloud computing while controlling the costs.
To truly take advantage of the software defined architectures that the cloud is built upon, one must be able to understand and manage available resources effectively. Without the appropriate insight and control of your hybrid cloud architecture, it is very easy to use resources ineffectively and increase IT spend significantly. Having the right tools will provide the management and automation resources needed to create a control framework that can make all the difference. At IIS we are helping customers take control of their hybrid cloud environments by offering the products and the expertise to create the appropriate management and automation framework to fit the needs of their business.
Cloudforms from Red Hat provides a way to facilitate the discovery and management of both public and private cloud resources. Ansible Tower is a management tool that is designed to facilitate the automation of infrastructure operations. Red Hat Satellite provides a mechanism to ensure system consistency and adherence to standards. Properly integrated, Cloudforms becomes the central point of administration for your hybrid cloud environment, Ansible the automation tool and Satellite the point of governance. IIS has the resources to properly implement these and other tools to fit your unique cloud scenario.
What it all boils down to is this: What can “the cloud” mean to you and your organization? Knowing where the most cost effective and impactful resources are and how to leverage them effectively can be a huge challenge and if not done properly it can cost you and your organization dearly. Take control of your Cloud automation strategy with IIS and Red Hat.
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